Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Home Tour 2010

I love a home decorated for Christmas. It's so festive and makes the everyday sparkle. I am not the best decorator. There is no grand theme in our home. But have a few decorations that I really love and have added a few this year that have quickly become favorites.

The first new addition is my mother's vintage ice skates turned wreath that welcomes you in the front door.


Next, say Merry Christmas to our own little Smoky
who is filled with the holiday spirit even though he looks a bit down in the mouth.


The big draw of Christmas decorations is the tree. Ours is in the living room and is visible from the foyer.


A favorite decoration of mine are the ornate glass ornaments that hang from the living room archway.
They are too pretty to be hidden on the tree.


If you can turn away from the beauty that is the living room, you will see the candy-striped bannister.


Another favorite of mine is the beaded garland on the mirror in the foyer.


I love it so much, I leave this up all year long.


We do have children so all of our decoration can't be so adult. So we have these guys that the boys made several years ago.


And we have an impressive collection of Mickey & Santa snow globes.


One holiday dilemma that I have struggled with for years is what to do with all those holiday cards? How do you display them? Do you put them in a decorative basket? This is what I have done for the last few years.


Ribbons and clothes pins tacked around the kitchen doorframe make a nice display. We can see all those great holiday photo cards that everybody sends. I haven't received that many yet. Hey people, where are my cards? I haven't sent mine out yet, but here's a peak.


I hope your angels are watching over you this holiday and all year long. I have a few that came from my parents' collection that provide a little extra protection during the holidays.


Merry Christmas!

31 comments:

  1. I love the hanging ornaments-really beautiful! On Monday there is going to be a link on The Nesters blog for everyone to link their home tour...you should join the party!

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  2. Really enjoyed your decorations ... the skates make such a nostalgic feel.

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  3. Love the wreath. What a great way to display your mom's skates!

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  4. I like the hanging ornaments, too. What a great idea!

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  5. Oh I so wish I had thought to save my skates!!! Love it, super cute!

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  6. Loved your decorations, especially the skates on the door, not to mention your collection of snow globes. Thank you for sharing.
    Sue

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  7. Very Pretty! Merry Christmas!

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  8. The skates on the door are so cute! Merry Christmas!

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  9. your mom's skates on the front door are gorgeous. what an interesting idea, very different! i love it! stopping by from the nesters party.

    www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

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  10. Love the originality of that wreath!! What pretty touches all around! 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

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  11. I really like the ice skates! Kelly

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  12. The garland around the mirror is beautiful! I love your tree and using your mom's ice skates is perfect. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
    Sherry

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  13. I love your front door wreath -how nice that you can see the tree from the foyer-your home is lovely

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  14. I adore your skates! Looks so pretty and welcoming. And your tree looks gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

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  15. Very nice. I love the skates on the door!
    Angie

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  16. What beautiful decorations. My favorite is the ornaments in the archway. I would love to re-create that, but I don't have an archway. I might have to get creative.

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  17. I love love love the wreath!! such a wonderful and original way to use a beautiful pass down!

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  18. The ice skates are amazing and really wonderful! Happy Holidays to you!

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  19. Love your card display - I might have to borrow that idea. Very nice - thanks for sharing.

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  20. i *love* the skates on the front door!! and they can stay up all winter! brilliant! i need to go buy a pair @ goodwill & repurpose them! :)

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  21. I love those skates and the pretty christmas touches!!

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  22. I love the vintage look of the skates! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. The skates on the door are what drew me to check out your post! Everything is beautiful. And- as a runner, I may have to check out the rest of your blog now that I've seen its title :D.

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  24. I love the wreath, it's just stunning! You have a beautiful home, thanks for sharing. Happy Christmas!

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  25. What a lovely home! I love the skates on the tree. Very cute! =)

    Merry Christmas to you!

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  26. Hello, I am blog hopping today and just decided to stop by your blog.

    Your decorations are BEAUTIFUL!!

    Please feel free to stop by either or both of my blogs and a follow would be much appreciated.

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    Have a very blessed Wednesday!! :0)

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  27. Hello I'm visitng from the Nesters Home tour and I just wanted to tell you that I love the skates. And to thank you b/c I ALWAYS put up my husbands skates from when he was a kid {antinques now hahahh} and this year for some reason I've forgotten. Thanks for reminding me : ). Merry Christmas to you. Stacey

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  28. Looks awesome. Love the skates on the door and the hanging glass ornaments.

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