12/12/10

Christmas Tour 2010


I'm joining the Christmas tour of homes with the Nester and Kelly's Korner. You should too!

This is our first Christmas in this house so it was fun to do something a little different this year. I love Christmas! I usually start thinking about how I'm going to decorate the house for the holidays in July. This July I was having a baby and moving, so I was a little distracted.




This tree is in my dining room.

I like to use things I have already to decorate my trees. This one has my great grandmother's tea cups on it, some hydrangeas from an arrangement I had, and I also added some crystals from an old chandelier.



My Santa tree in my sitting room:

I sure can pile on some ornaments!


And here's the real Santa. He sings a few songs and dances like a maniac. He was a gift from my sister in law several years ago and I super LOVE him.




I super love Santa, but I love Jesus more. And that's what Christmas is really about.


Here's the tree in our living room:

It has lots of bright colors. I used that pillow above for my color inspiration.


Garland in the kitchen window. The lights blink, but you can't tell that from a picture. Just open and close your eyes really fast 100 times and you'll get the idea!



And my kitchen tree has always been my favorite, but there is not really room in this new house for a tree in the kitchen. So I just hung everything on the garland.




Here's Sully, Our Elf on the Shelf.


And here's Katie's room. This is her first Christmas and she's pretty excited about it.



She has a crib on the other side of the room. Were you afraid I just let her roll around on that bed?

Her tutu is the tree topper.
And I added some bottles, pacifiers and a paper garland to fill the tree up.




Christmas in our room:

My husband is a fireman, so we have to have a fireman tree!




Christmas in the bathroom.

Santa has a really long night and you never know if he's going to have to make a pit stop at your house. I think he might appreciate decorations in there!

Snowman tree in the guest room:







You don't have to have one million trees to celebrate Christmas. I just love it and think it's fun. I don't spend a lot of money on my decorations either. I get it all on sale or just use what I have. I can't wait to see how you decorate your house!

Happy Birthday Jesus!

36 comments:

Kelly said...

Your house and your blog make me super super happy!

Brandi said...

LOVE all your decorations, way cute!!! I agree with Kelly, everything about your house makes me super happy too!!

Jen Watts said...

your home is so beautiful...I just love everything!!

kimert said...

I love your trees and all your decor! Beautiful.

Christa said...

Your house is beautiful! Love all of your trees!

dawn said...

what a fun house and fun decorations!

Hollie said...

I actually found your blog last year because of your awesome Christmas decorations. :) I love how you decorate so many trees! Everything looks awesome in the new house this year. Happy First Christmas to baby Katie!

Lena Medina said...

I agree with everyone! Your blog and your Christmas decor puts a huge smile on my face! Isn't Christmas so much fun!??? It is so wonderful that you get to share this beautiful season with your new daughter! Have a very Happy Christmas and God bless you!

Maria said...

So so so cute! I just love everything

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Look how fun your house is! I LOVE the outside. Suddenly I am feeling like an underachiever :-). It's too cute! I love your funky style! It was great meeting you too!!
~Whitney

Phillips Family said...

Um....WOW! What a beautifully decorated home! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jaime said...

Looks like a real candyland in there! Or really more like a retail store the way you have the decorations EVERYWHERE. Your little girl will have so much fun as she gets older. Nice job.

Judy said...

I linked over from Nester's party. I love all of your decorations. Everything is beautiful. If you get a chance I'd love for you to check out my blog at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com.

kntkly said...

WOW--I love all your trees! Love the whimsical touch your home has... On a side note, Do you have more pictures of just your bedroom that you would be wiling to share--trying to get some inspiration for a redo of my master and I'm having a block! I can't find that one thing... I don't want any type of them--I love eclectic and you seem to have some cool stuff going on.... Thanks! kntkly@yahoo.com

FROM MARRIAGE TO MOTHERHOOD said...

You are THE QUEEN of Christmas tree decorating!! Your house is so cutely decked out for the holidays! I can tell you just love this time of year : ) I'm linked up to the tour too if you'd like to have a look: http://jessicaralph.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-home-decor.html

Big Boops said...

Love your Christmas vibe and LOVE your style. I bet you are one fun gal :)

Ben and Audrey said...

your house ROCKS!!! love it! Merry Christmas!

New England Gal said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE all your trees! I especially love how from the dining room view you can see three of them.
That Santa tree is my favorite! Beautiful job!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Frugal Jen said...

Hands down, you've done the best Christmas decorating! You could have a Christmas decorating business. I'd have you come fix my house up.

I just love the tutu on Katie's tree!

Hannah Elisabeth said...

Your house is SO SO SO INSANELY cute!!! Oh my word!! LOVE it... Merry Christmas!!! :)

Paige said...

Okay, so you are obviously amazingly talented...i just want to know where you find the time to put ALL that stuff out....and then put it back up??? love it:)

Rachel said...

I cannot tell you how much I love your style! You are fearless! I love color too, but I am so afraid to use it! :) Lovely house, adorable baby!

Missy said...

if you ever get rid of any of your delightful pieces and furnishings, please send them east! i love everything you share - and dream of the day i can have just an ounce of it in my home. merry christmas!

mishebe said...

love your tree decors. And love the stripe curtains. Fun, funky totally my style.

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness, I just don't have words for that! I even made Zak read your post. I must admit that I had serious doubts that you were going to put up all your decorations after Katie arrived. You are really a super mom!

My sad Christmas tree has too few ornaments, with only half the lights working. I better get to work!

Griswold Fun said...

Your kitchen garland is fun!

CarolinaGirl said...

I just love it all!! I love all of the colors. You did an amazing job, and that little girl of yours is just a baby doll!! Precious!

Amber said...

Fun decoating! I especially love that flocked Christmas tree with all the bright colored ornaments and that funky Home sign on your wall. :) So cute!

JAS said...

You decorations look wonderful! I can smell the candycane already. Enjoy the first christmas with K, before long...she will be doing the decorating

Amy said...

beautiful! i love all the funky and original touches you add! so creative and just the right amount of christmas in every room! :)

Blessed Beyond said...

I absolutely love everything! What a beautiful home!!! I love the kitchen garland! It is beyond precious! And i love your wood strips nativity! It's simple and beautiful!
Blessings,

Jessica said...

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Your decorations are BEAUTIFUL!!

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Have a very blessed Wednesday!! :0)

O Mom said...

Love this because last year this is how I found you; the Christmas tour of homes! Your decorations were so amazing that I had to stay and keep reading.
Blessings! :)

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

I love all your beautiful trees, especially the one in the dining room. Just gorgeous.

Merry Christmas!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

I love your house and your decorations are beautiful :) - THanks for sharing :)

Dana said...

Love, love, love your house! How could one not be happy there? And that is the most precious baby girl!!!