Sunday, December 14, 2008

Holiday Home Tour...Welcome!










I am almost done with the decoration this year, not doing everything but enough to make the house sparkle! I have finished the Christmas shopping, just need to start wrapping. I love wrapping as I listen to Christmas music..maybe I should have been born an elf!! Maybe you could have a cup of warm cider and help me wrap!!

This is our tree in the family room..its has crystal, green, reds and golds. I used hydrangea blooms and feathers as filler..




Its not fancy, its been in my family for 40 years. I love it! Its simple and brings back so many memories of Christmas as a child...

Our Santa mug collection, can you tell I love Santa's?









Above the fireplace is decked out with santa's deer and lots of glitz!


















I collect Santa's, these are a few I display, I love their faces and they just make me happy whenever I see them.





Our stockings I always hang on the stairs, I like the touch it adds when people come in the front door. I also stuff them with tissue so they look plump even before Santa comes and fills them with treats!




This is the formal tree in our home, lots of lights, ribbon and ornaments. I have many elephants (that was my mothers fav), I collect the swarovski crystal stars and snowflakes they put out each year for each of my kids, they will remain on this tree until they move out and have a tree of their own!































19 comments:

Cali Girl said...

so very pretty and i love the idea of stuffing the stockings with tissue, such a simple idea, why didn't i think of that!! thank you!

jennwa said...

I love everything.

Santa mugs super cute.

Merry Christmas!!!

mishebe said...

great displays, specially the mantle.

Gigi said...

I'm off to stuff our stockings with tissue. Thanks for the bright idea! All these years we've had saggy stockings....sad, sad!

Rhondi said...

Everything is beautiful, but I especially love how you've decorated your mantles and all the stockings hung on the stairway railing.
Merry Christmas, Rhondi

Phillips Family said...

I collect Santas as well so I loved looking at your display! Cute house!

Carol said...

Festive and bright! Thanks for sharing with us.

Merry Christmas!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Very nice! I also love your stockings on the stairs. Thanks for sharing!

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

Your home is beautiful, and you have wonderful ideas. I especially like the huge jars on the sofa table...wonderful!

Laura said...

Wow, love your garland down your stairs! How festive!

Christine said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the mantle - it's just lovely! Our stockings always hung on the banisters at my parents' house too. the firplace was nowhere near the tree, so the banister always made more sense! And hydrangea blossoms in the tree - PERFECT! I absolutely LOVELOVELOVE hydrangeas! What a perfect idea! I'll have to add that to my list of fabulous ideas gleaned from other peoples' Christmas house! Merry Christmas!

Bonnie said...

So pretty through and through!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Okay, I'm just lovin' those Santa mugs with the candy canes in them. How fun!

Thanks for joining my blog party and inviting us into your home. I enjoyed my tour! -Julia :-)

boysmum2 said...

I love the stockings going up the stairs, so effective. The trees are beautiful.
Merry Christmas

Kim Layton said...

Your home is beautiful and I love the Santa mugs. They bring back memories of my childhood! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Keetha said...

Lots of festive, fun, and creative ideas in your home, but my two favorites are: 1) the line up of Santa cups with canes AND 2) the stockings on the stairs.

Just wonderful.

Merry Christmas!!!

Ameratis said...

It looks beautiful! I love the stockings up the stairs. Thanks for sharing :)

Dena @ Green Acres said...

Beautiful home and you have it beautifully decorated! I love the santa mugs with the candy canes. Very cute!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I love that Santa mug idea, too. Love your mantel!