merry christmas~welcome to our home!

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merry christmas ya’ll & welcome to our home!!

so here’s the deal & disclaimer..this is our home Christmas 2015! haha! several weeks ago i let the holiday house walk group i’ve been a part of for several years know that i just couldn’t get it all together, be decorated & photographed by thanksgiving. just real life. while our home is indeed decorated, i haven’t had a moment yet to phtoograph & draft a post….but i wanted to go ahead & share some images from last year.

most of you guys have been following along for years, however, if you’re new here…welcome!

my name is paige & i’ve been blogging for several years now. gosh, maybe 9? as many of you, instagram has become my favorite social media spot & therefore i probably have become a little “micro-blogger” there.  i started my own photography business five years ago & became an ambassador for noonday collection at that same time.  my passion is to capture simple, yet priceless moments & preserve them for families. as well as advocate for artisans around the globe-to call these passions my “job” is a dream come true!  dan & i have been blessed beyond measure to raise our four girls here in atlanta & are currently in the newly married-moved to the west coast, college & high school student phase. we recently welcomed a rescue golden into our home who was abandoned & found in the forests of Turkey…our own little international christmas present! my hope is that our home is respite from the fullness of our days & place where everyone feels welcome.

today’s post is pretty photo heavy so for now just c’mon in & enjoy~i promise to share the “minimal” approach i took for this year …soon! 😉

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my little window/photobomber duke & i are so glad you dropped by! i love sharing images of our home all decorated for Christmas, but my prayer is that you know the reason we celebrate is not because of fancy place settings or glittery ornaments but because christ the lord came to a humble & dirty hallowed manger and changed everything. the king of angels was born to a virgin teenager and her simple carpenter husband, to give us a hope & future forever! dressing up our home & wrapping presents just serves as one of the ways we usher in the celebration of christ’s birth!

My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. Luke 1.46~47

dan & i, along with {our new son in love} trevor, savannah, madison, emily & caroline wish you a very merry christmas!

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December 1, 2015 - 7:38 am

Tara - Every detail is beautiful⭐️

I’m LOVING all the new pillows you’ve added.

December 1, 2015 - 8:06 am

Jen @ City Farmhouse - Paige, there are so many reasons I love your tour, every year you leave such an impression on me, your home and your photography inspire me to no end. Have a merry holiday season!!!

December 1, 2015 - 8:44 am

House of Six Interiors - Love your home!! Absolutely beautiful!
Where did you get the antlers on your bookshelves?

December 1, 2015 - 9:07 am

Laura Putnam - Beautiful, as always. I declare you have the best bottle brush tree collection in all of the land!

December 1, 2015 - 9:07 am

Isabella Bleu - Love everything! Your classic clean style always has a unique twist!! My favorite is the table setting on the back porch & the little trees sprinkled everywhere…… Gorgeous

December 1, 2015 - 9:18 am

Lisa Mothersead - Clean and bright and sparkly! Esp loved the Noel chalk art, backporch tree, and side table in kitchen dining area. Merry Christmas!!

December 1, 2015 - 9:38 am

JeanFB - Every year, your home is my absolute favorite. You have such a restrained elegance, a purposeful editing of beautiful objects that makes everything shine. All of the gorgeous natural and vintage elements in your home inspire me each and every time I see your holiday home. Merry Christmas and thanks for all the hard work you do before inviting us in. Much appreciated!

December 1, 2015 - 10:16 am

Michelle - Your Christmas Home Tour is always my favorite. Thank you for inspiring and sharing.
My goldens are always looking out the window too. Love that about them.
Merry Christmas.

December 1, 2015 - 10:24 am

angela - Paige! Everything is beautiful! I especially love your back porch!!! Merry Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

December 1, 2015 - 10:27 am

cassie @ primitive & proper - your home is always one of my favorites on this tour- love it so much! love the dining table… beautiful! i found a bunch of vintage bottle brush trees and wanted to bleach them and go in various minty shades with them… but wouldn’t you know they don’t bleach! ha! so i have a collection of green ones instead and maybe next year i will make some inspired by yours! 🙂

December 1, 2015 - 11:33 am

Sasha - I LOVE IT!!!! ♡ Now when am I flying over to visit??

December 1, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Melissa - Oh my gosh your home looks so gorgeous! Love how pretty it is without being overly fussy. I have those same bottle brush trees from Anthro 🙂 Love them and now want to go back for more seeing your table set with them.

December 1, 2015 - 12:49 pm

karan - my most favorite of all time favorite christmas houses. simple and elegant. thank you for sharing.

December 1, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Bethanie - Beautiful Paige, just like you, my friend!! Your hair is adorable!
I dont think I’ve ever made Rice Krispie treats in my life…until last week. We somehow ended up with three bags of marshmallows, so what is a girl to do? I pretty much ate the first pan by myself. Then I added white chocolate chips to the second batch. Be still my heart.
Merry Christmas! Hope to run into you soon?! You know the next Grove is at Cobb Energy Center on 12/7. Im sure it will be ah-mazing!

December 1, 2015 - 3:44 pm

emily - GORGEOUS!!!

December 1, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Cami - Oh my heavens! I can’t say what I love the most because it is all amazing! But my heart flipped when I saw that cute outdoor table. So darling! You are one talented lady!

December 1, 2015 - 7:55 pm

Vicki - Beautiful tour! Thank you for giving praise to Jesus! Did you make your pink and mint bottle brush trees?

December 1, 2015 - 8:25 pm

Vickie - Please share where you purchased the boxwood wreaths, they are gorgeous! Love all the beautiful details of your home!!

December 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm

Ruth Grigson - Your home looks beautiful! I LOVE the bowls on your dining table, and I was eyeing that same canvas from Lindsay Letters.

December 2, 2015 - 2:21 am

Jackie - Everything is beautiful, Paige! And I love your new haircut!! 💙

December 2, 2015 - 2:54 pm

Courtney @ Golden Boys and Me - Your home is just stunning, Paige. It is obviously filled with as much love as it is beautiful. Love the pictures of your sweet pup and your lovely family too. Happy Holidays!

December 2, 2015 - 4:20 pm

martha - love all the bottle brush trees and ornaments piled in wooden trays, and your fun back porch, and new PUP!!!!

December 2, 2015 - 6:36 pm

Nicole B - I just love your style! Beautiful!

December 2, 2015 - 9:55 pm

Jennifer rizzo - Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us and being a part of the tour!!!

December 2, 2015 - 11:06 pm

Trish - Love your decorations and beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.
Must ask, where did you find the mugs with the teal arrow print? Love, love, love them.

December 3, 2015 - 12:01 am

Donna - Your home is always so gorgeous. I can’t wait when the tour starts to see what you’ve done. Your family is lovely and they each look so happy..I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. I’ll be checking back for the sources of everything. You continue to be so inspiring.

December 3, 2015 - 10:38 am

Bobbi - Your home looks beautiful as always! Duke looks like he belongs there with all of the Christmas decor! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

December 3, 2015 - 7:07 pm

Whitney Shortt - Paige, I LOVE your style. Your home is so beautiful and i love how you’ve decorated for Christmas! Those bottle brush tress on your dining table are just so pretty. All the heart eyes!

December 3, 2015 - 10:09 pm

Tracy saylor - I love your whole home, inside and out and I especially love how you ended your tour! Jesus is Lord! And the reason for the season.

December 4, 2015 - 2:18 am

wynne - looks so good my friend, as always. stellar job!!! and beautiful words.

December 4, 2015 - 3:20 am

Alecia - Lovely as always! I’m in love with the place settings on the back porch…so CUTE!! Merry Christmas friends…enjoy celebrating the greatest day in history…the day our Savior came to Earth!!

December 4, 2015 - 5:30 am

Creative Christmas Decorating Ideas - […] She had me at giant chalkboard – Page Knudsen […]

December 4, 2015 - 11:32 am

Lisa Mothersead - Just finished all tours, and again, yours was my fave’. Have a great day.

December 4, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Lisa - It’s all so beautiful but that picnic table is just precious perfection!!!

December 5, 2015 - 9:35 am

Ronnie Gunn Tucker - Simply beautiful, as always. Merry Christmas.

December 5, 2015 - 11:29 am

Weekend Links - […] Merry Christmas – Welcome to Our Home // Paige Knudsen […]

December 5, 2015 - 3:34 pm

Ann Voskamp - PAIGE! Paige. PAIGE.
I think my heart has stopped.
Your simplicity. Your clean lines. Your welcoming warmth.
UNDONE.
This is your official invite to come to the farm and help me with my house. SERIOUSLY, woman. Your home — SAYS HOME.
Ridiculously inspired.
xo
All’s grace,
Ann

December 5, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Janice - I love it all! First time looking at these homes and yours is gorgeous! I LOVE that nativity! Where can I find one like it? Thanks, Paige!

December 5, 2015 - 6:03 pm

Linsey @ Bravehearted Beauty - I’m blown away, my friend! Such a beautiful display of creativity all around your home! I wish I were close enough to stop by and visit! xo

December 5, 2015 - 8:55 pm

Linda - Love everything about the porch decor. What a wonderful place to gather! Merry Christmas, Linda

December 5, 2015 - 11:10 pm

2015 Holiday Housewalk - Living and Dining Rooms - The Chronicles of Home - […] Farmhouse 8. My French Country Cottage 9. Lily Pad Cottage 10. Jeanne Oliver 11. Rooms for Rent 12. Paige Knudsen 13. Craftberry Bush 14. Rusty Hinge 15 .Town and County Living 16. Duke Manor Farm 17. Shabby Nest […]

December 6, 2015 - 11:24 am

Andrea - Your home is lovely! Also, your hair is so cute, you look like one of the girls 🙂 Can you tell me where you got the Holy Night print? I’ve been admiring it for a couple of years.

December 6, 2015 - 10:35 pm

Holiday Housewalk 2015 Surprise House - Everyday Enchanting - […] Farmhouse 8. My French Country Cottage 9. Lily Pad Cottage 10. Jeanne Oliver 11. Rooms for Rent 12. Paige Knudsen 13. Craftberry Bush 14. Rusty Hinge 15 .Town and County Living 16. Duke Manor Farm 17. Shabby Nest […]

December 8, 2015 - 10:20 am

Bre Doucette - SO SO SO Stunning!! I love all of your touches in your christmas tour!! SO fun being apart of the tour with you!! ~Bre

December 8, 2015 - 10:53 am

i promise~ » simple thoughts from Paige Knudsen Photography - […] with chris tomlin, third day, jeremy camp, mercy me, & big daddy weave holiday. i shared on the holiday house walk tour that Noel, performed by my current fave lauren daigle, has been on repeat. that particular song is […]

December 8, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Heidi Ferguson - Paige!!! I cannot believe I’m just NOW getting a chance to take a peek at your Holiday tour (online and not in person- LOL!!!). I adore all of your bottle brush trees, chalkboard art (I need a little elf who lives with me to do that!), your vintage ornaments, galvanized tubs and tree stands, sweater stockings, greenery….sounds like a lot but it’s so simplistic. It takes a special restraint to not overdo it and you my friend have that touch! Love every inch! Especially love that you highlighted the REASON for Christmas. HE came and died so that we may life!!!. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

December 8, 2015 - 4:57 pm

melanie - Paige,

your home is beautiful as always. Where oh where did you find those tall skinny bottle trees? they are fabulous!!

December 10, 2015 - 8:18 am

merry christmas in the kitchen » simple thoughts from Paige Knudsen Photography - […] friends! as promised, today i’ll begin posting sources for you from the Holiday House Walk 2015. first i must tell you-in years past i’ve used my wide angle lens to photograph the interior […]

December 16, 2015 - 8:02 am

Julia@Cuckoo4Design - So so beautiful! Your tables settings are amazing and your house is so festive and beautiful. Happy Holidays.

December 16, 2015 - 8:51 am

merry christmas ~ a source post » simple thoughts from Paige Knudsen Photography - […] it up with this post & one last source post. our original holiday house walk post can be found here, and the other source posts are here & […]

December 29, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living - Paige, your beautiful home always takes my breath away! I’m finally getting around to touring everyone’s home on the Holiday House Walk … yours is ALWAYS a favorite of mine! Love it all!

current crush ~ december gift edition

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merry christmas friends!!

i’ve had several wonderful products in my little blog-vault for quite a while & today i’d love to share them with you! so many great gift ideas! this isn’t a paid post, but truly local artisans, companies & brands i love. all images photographed by me.

enjoy~

1.surely ya’ll are familiar with my love for all things lindsay letters! this year she’s released some super fun gift items along with some gorgeous canvases. i’m obsessed with her abstract collection! shown below is one of her fun h2o bottles, selling out quickly! but check out her melamine trays & barware!! gah! all so cute!

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2. this year one of my long time, most encouraging blogging friends, cathy penton & my beautiful daughter savannah collaborated on a couple gorgeous releases! christmas ornaments as well as the Savannah Collection! savannah’s handwritten art has been such a treat & blessing not only in our home, but to many of her friends as well. for her wedding she hand wrote many of the beautiful details, one of which was a 6 foot banner with the lyrics to How Great Thou Art. for the Savannah Collection , the charms are lower case alphabet letters in savannah’s handwriting with an image of that very hymn banner soldered & crafted by cathy. i couldn’t be more proud! the charms are even more lovely in person, which is hard to believe!

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3. the rewined candles are fantastic & they make wonderful hostess gifts!

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4. one of my favorite bracelets is the second story bracelet from Hollands Trinkets. each of my girls & i wear these beautiful beaded bracelets with “loved” on the charm. be sure and peek at their earrings too! i might have just grabbed a pair of the leather hoops, just in case santa needs a last minute stocking stuffer 😉

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5. the amen paper company has a super selection of art & gifts as well! this year lindsay letters collaborated with them for the advent calendar & several of those prints are available in large size posters & canvases as well!

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6. before i was even married, i began collecting Coton Colors ornaments for my “one day” family. they make such a fun gift & are such a treat for me to pull out each year. you can even get them personalized!

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7. one of the gifts i gave to savannah as she headed off for her honeymoon was a monogrammed fouta! i knew she could use it for several things~a light weight wrap on the plane, a sarong on the beach, a beautiful wrap for a chilly evening, a table cloth, or even makes a lovely tree skirt! fouta colors carries a great selection of these cotton textiles!

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8. our sweet duke is quite the snuggler. i am a fanatic of cute doggy beds & this super preppy bed from harry & barker is no exception! you can find their whimsical treats here  & pick up a bed from Sugarboo & Co!

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9. local artist tracey holden has an incredibly beautiful selection of paintings. when i inquired about purchasing one i wasn’t sure the size or the “whites”…she showed up with several options and my jaw hit the floor. i’m not even sure my images capture the layers & subtle gold and silver layers. i honestly wanted them all. actually true story, i’m saving my pennies as i’d love to have three in various sizes all propped beside each other as we celebrate easter. i’m over the moon in love with them! it’s very special to me for my home to have meaningful art and pieces crafted by friends & family. i love anything that points to jesus & the cross. tracey shared with me that her family is going through a very tender painful time as a family member has been diagnosed with alzheimers. spending time in her studio painting these beautiful crosses has been healing for her, not only spiritually but mentally as well, always drawing her focus back to the cross. thank you for sharing your story with me tracey & giving me the opportunity to share it with others.

in tracey’s words, “All pieces are original works of art and as such they are unique in their design. They can be similarly recreated but not exact. Note that all photos are as close to the original colors however, due to individual setting on devices colors may not appear as they truly are.”

tracey is on instagram  (tholdendesigns) & can also be reached via email tholdendesigns@comcast.net

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December 7, 2016 - 11:29 pm

donna - I loved all of your crushes- Savanah is so talented-. You must be so proud of her. I know you are proud of all of them. Happy Holidays to you and your family. God bless!