those are the perfect words to describe this gorgeous Holiday Southern Home Tour.


Designer Pam Kelley is allowing us to take a peek into her beautiful home decorated for the holidays.


You might have been introduced to Pam here >

as part of my “Brilliant Friends” series, I’ll be honest, Pam IS brilliant!



The outside of her home already makes you want to see  m  o  r   e    ….

doesn’t it?!



Wait until you see her home dressed for the holidays…I’ll confess, I always tell her I want to move in.


And so will you.




The front porch is dressed for holiday cheer with garlands, and a stunning Christmas wreath.


Worth emulating: the pillows with the house number printed on them.

Such a clever idea.




Once you are inside, you will love everything.


Pam’s style is traditional, with a mix of English and French antiques.

{exactly what I love and sell at FrenchGardenHouse.}




This cozy seating area is made for the holidays.



The perfect place to watch a Christmas movie classic

with a cup of hot chocolate or a glass of French champagne in hand.







Pam’s genius at decorating a gorgeous holiday tree is evident!


Her decorations are a sublime mix of color, texture, new, and old ornaments.

Each one shines in its special spot on the tree.






Tucking in antique Christmas postcards is a dazzling way


to add another layer of beauty to discover in the tree.





Not to be outdone by the glittering ornaments,


the gifts are wrapped with great care

and touches of metallics.






Pam and I share a love for antique English Staffordshire pottery.


And antique French Old Paris Madonna’s.








The mantel in the formal living room is dressed for the holidays.



Blue and white porcelains are the perfect base for

the sumptuous layers of green and red accents.






The dining room table is set for a delightful dinner with family –


ready for making precious memories of Christmas spent together.








The majestic gilded mirror over the sideboard


reflects the embellished chandelier beautifully.






I know. I better hurry.


Because by now all of you want to move in with Pam.



Let’s take a look into the kitchen.







Outside in the back, it’s a Southern gardener’s delight!







The back door is as welcoming as the front.






Enhanced with seasonal greens, magnolia branches, and festive twinkling lights,

it is a joy to come outdoors.



But honestly, the inside of Pam’s home is so enchanting

I’d never want to leave.




I hope you have enjoyed this tour of Pam’s gorgeous Southern home for the holidays.


A HUGE thank you to Pam, for her gracious Southern hospitalty

and for allowing us all to tour her home and garden.

Follow PAM on instagram HERE >


Photos are by Dan Piassick


Ps. the winner of our $100.00 December gift certificate give away is:

Jo Ann McC.






à bientôt


If you want to romance your Home and Garden with antique and vintage treasures to make you smile each time you come home, visit our shop FrenchGardenHouse.