Sunday, December 13, 2009

ALL DECKED OUT FOR CHRISTMAS

I love decorating for Christmas, it makes the anticipation of the celebration so much more special.  I have never given a party without spending many hours in preparation, so how fitting that for the most special birthday party I spend the most time and effort.  I do not have a perfect house with perfect decoration, but I love the home my husband and I work so hard to create.  I hope you will enjoy this peek at our home prepared for the celebration of the birth of our Savior.


The kitchen view


This cookie jar makes me smile every year when I pull it out.


I always keep seasonal candy in this dish, it is such an easy and yummy way to decorate.


 I made this simple Christmas Decoration just before a party to make things more festive.
























The candy in this cabinet makes it so whimsical.


This tree proves The Nester's point about not needing a tree skirt.  I had always thought a tree skirt was a must and was so proud of myself when I found this cute vintage apron to go around this tree.  But just look as soon as I put the presents around it   NO MORE SKIRT. I had never thought about this until her post.

Moving on to the dinning room


I love my china cabinet (it was my grandparents) all decked out.





The family room is graced with some great free decorations


See these great magnolia leaves they are free, straight out of my yard.  It is the perfect southern Christmas decoration


The mantel is all decked out and ready to impress Santa as he gets out of the chimney with his bag of toys.
 


And finally the TREE

I have collected Santa heads (sounds creepy I know) for years, here are a few of my favorites.




































Sit Relax and Read

45 comments:

The Old Geezer said...

great photos
God Bless You

Nicole said...

Pretty! Love the frame with Christmas bulbs...

texasdaisey said...

Very pretty. Enjoyed it.
Debbie

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Your home is lovely (I love your kitchen!)

Merry Christmas,
Melissa

Anonymous said...

All of the years when you and mom drug me out of the house to be nosey and look into other people's houses for the Christmas Season I just didn't get the point. It was cold, ususally raining, we had to gear up in hospital booties and the two of you were never happier...well except for dealing with the grump in the back seat. It must have paid off becuase your house looks great! I know I have "toured" it in person but I might actually could get into "touring" other people's homes from the comfort of my own home without the protective shoes and strangers. You will have to create your top 10 list and then I will go on my own "tour" of homes from your suggestions.

Tina said...

Beautiful decorations...

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your home is just beautiful. May many wonderful Christmas memories be made within its walls.

Our home is having an old fashioned handmade Christmas this year. I hope you will stop by.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

LOOOOVE the ornament in the picture frame idea!

Sweet decorating! Now you can sit and enjoy. Feels good doesn't it?

Donna
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

What a cute idea to "frame" some ornaments! Merry Christmas!

Marianne@Songbird said...

I have that exact same milk glass dish. Imagine that living on different continents and recognizing something from your own home.
Your house looks very nice, I am sure you will have a great birthday celebration.

Bugzmommy said...

I love the frame with the Christmas balls hanging! What a great idea! You have wonderful colors decorating for Christmas...you have a very inviting Christmas home!

Annaliese said...

You have a lovely home (from one homeschool mom to another). I love your collection of santa heads.
Lisa

Gabby said...

Okay, the cookie jar makes me envious because I started a little collection (come see), and I love your kitchen with all my heart, the blue beadboard, it completes me!

Tera said...

I love your china cabinet and your cookie jar!! Merry Christmas!!

Reen said...

what a beautiful home and I love all of your decorations!!

Thanks for sharing!

Kendall Jones said...

Your kitchen is just adorable! Merry Christmas!

Zarah said...

Your decorations are really lovely! I love your kitchen! The blue beadboard is awesome.

Terry in Indiana said...

I love the beautiful simplicity of your decorations...and the charming unique touches, like the bulbs in the frame and hanging from the chandelier. Wishing you a joyous Christmas...and thanks for stopping by my website!

Playing Sublimely said...

Love the frame and ornaments :)...thanks for visiting!

K Mommy said...

Your decorations are beautiful! I am in LOVE with your kitchen! It's so beautiful!

Traci Michele said...

Beautiful - Beautiful - Beautiful!!!!!

I ADORE your china cabinet! My FAV!

Thanks for stopping by Ordinary Inspirations!

Hugs,
Traci

Come back anytime :-)

Terri Anne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog... your kitchen is gorgeous... it is just my style...Love the frame w/ the ornaments... great idea!!

Nana K said...

Hi Cha Cha,

Your home is beautiful! Your kitchen is gorgeous!!

I especially love the baubles in the frame idea and I just adore your china cabinet.

Thanks for stopping by my blog,
Your welcome anytime :)

Merry Christmas!
Kym-Anne

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

So Cute - love your style, I thought the "framed" ornaments was especially clever and would be a fun project :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristin

Laurie said...

Love your style and blue walls. Merry Christmas and God bless!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

I love your Christmas decorations. I especially like the ornaments hanging from the empty frame. Cute idea!

Happy Holidays!

M.A. said...

Thanks for your comment - I love your space, it is beautiful! I LOVE that empty frame with the ornaments - it is awesome :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Santa heads...no not creepy at all. As a matter of fact, I'd like to have his head on a platter this year! LOL
Just kidding!
Everything is so neat and tidy at your home..just lovely. I keep making messes..I never seem to be finished although I keep thinking I am. If I sound confused..it's no wonder! I didn't get out of my jams all day today. I probably need help! :)
Seriously, your home is lovely. I LOVE that piano! Not to mention the Santa sitting on it! Just beautiful!
...going back for another look at that frame! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. that frame is CUTE! However I like that Santa cookie jar even more! Adorable!

Linda said...

It's all soooo PRETTY...my fav is...that cute frame/ornaments...what an awesome idea...think I might steal it! Thanks for the visit...come back by...the door is always open! Merry Christmas!

Blessings,
Linda

Nikki@ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

I REALLY like the quick and easy frame in the kitchen, very cute! Happy Holidays.

Shilo said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! You have the most gorgeous kitchen! I absolutely adore the color combo of that blue and your red highlights. So pretty.
Blessings on you and your family this Christmas!
Shilo

Laryssa Herbert said...

Your kitchen is beautiful!

Thanks for showing us around. You are welcome to see my home anytime. Merry Christmas!

patty said...

your home is beautiful! i love the frame w the ornaments hanging above your sink! wonderful idea! and the magnolia leaves... love 'em!
thanks for stopping by today!

christi said...

your home is beautiful i love your cabinets in the kitchen. thanks for stopping by my blog, come back again! off to explore yours.

Carol said...

Everything looks great. I especially love the little frame you made with three Christmas balls hanging on ribbon. What a cute idea!

Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas,
Carol

Ruth said...

Your home looks amazing. Thank you for inviting us in.

Ruth

julie said...

everything is so pretty! i love what your girls did for the animals! we do the shoeboxes every year and that is a joy for us!

SAHSHA said...

My husband loves collecting Santas too. We have boxes and boxes and more boxes of ornaments, santa heads, and santa figurines.
-Sahsha's Mummy

Talking with Tami said...

Your house looks too festive wow!

w said...

love the ornaments dangling from the chandelier. what a clever idea!

i love decorating for christmas. and that process starts the day after halloween. yes. yes it does.

w said...

ps. visiting from sits!

Shihaam said...

Love the deco! Really pretty! =)

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Very pretty kitchen. Love the colors and open shelving. Thanks for visiting!
Happy New Year!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Your home is decorated so beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

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