December 12, 2011

2011 Christmas House Tour


Today I'm participating in the Christmas Home Tours Linky Party at The Inspired Room.  I've had so much fun dressing my home up for Christmas, and I'm thrilled to give you a tour.  Grab a cup of cocoa, I snapped a lot of pictures!






I like for my Christmas decor to be both rustic and elegant, classic, simple and inviting.  I use armloads of greenery (fresh and fake) and wide satin ribbons.





My husband and I got married on Christmas Eve, so I use some of the mementos from our wedding as tree ornaments.


My So Simple Christmas Centerpiece




My Christmas stockings made from old sweaters







I made a tiny cedar wreath to go around this little elephants neck and it makes me smile every time I see it.  I believe that the little things like this can really make the difference between stale mall decor and a cheerful Christmas home!



My Advent Activities Calendar







I hung some faux mistletoe and a red ribbon on a photo above our bed. 


 Even a basket full of Christmas presents in the making got a touch of Christmas Cheer!


My favorite thing about decorating for Christmas is the way that twinkling lights can draw our attention to the magic of our every day lives...


...and they are pretty magical, aren't they?



Thank You so much for stopping by my Christmas House Tour.  Please take a second to "like"me on Facebook or follow me on twitter.

27 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing - LOVE the stockings from old sweaters!

    I see we are neighbors on th Inspired Room's link-up :)

    Merry Christmas to you and yours from Ireland.

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  2. Very pretty! I saw the 13 days till Christmas. What!!!! That close already?!

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  3. Your home is so lovely and welcoming. I love the chicken on your steps.

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  4. It's so festive! The gumboots at the door are gorgeous. It all looks so cosy and inviting. I can't believe it's only 13 days until Christmas either! Actually it's only 12 here!!!

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  5. I'm stopping by from Melissa's party. Your home looks lovely all decorated for Christmas! I just love fresh greenery, and you've used it to glorious effect. Thank you for the beautiful tour!

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  6. What a fun wedding anniversary date! I like your decorations, especially the greenery. We just put the lights on the tree tonight and opened up our Christmas boxes, so we have a way to go.

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  7. You had me with the chicken..then the rubber boots and oh I love the pinecone garland...lovely home. Merry Christmas!

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  8. Your home is lovely! I especially love your Christmas tree, gorgeous. Happy anniversary soon!

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  9. A girl after my own heart - pine cones and boughs. I love the milk boots touch - what a good idea! Thanks for the tour.

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  10. Your home is utterly charming. What a gift you have! Thank you for sharing it.

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  11. So wonderful. I especially like the mistletoe over the bed! And, i like how you used oranges in the bowl and the boots on the porch. Is that a rooster on the porch?!

    You can see Our Christmas Home Tour 2011 at:
    http://www.cookingatcafed.com/2011/12/our-christmas-home-tour-2011.html

    Wishing you all the best,
    ~ Dana

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  12. I remember the magical Christmas Eve wedding! A beautiful and creative home, not filled with 'stuff' but with love, peace and the presence of Christ!

    Susan

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  13. Very pretty! I like all the greenery!

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  14. We got married on Christmas Eve too! I thought we were the only crazy ones!!! Love your house decorated for Christmas and it is still clean and clutter free!! Merry Christmas and Happy Anniversary!

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  15. I want a Christmas chicken too, so cute! Your home is lovely, thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

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  16. I love all of it, you did such a wondrful job thanks fr sharing!

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  17. You did a wonderful job! Everything looks so cozy and pretty!

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  18. Beautiful! I love your wall paper and would love to do my dining room in something similar. Where is it from? Happy holidays!

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  19. Wow! I just got about 15 different decorating ideas for next Christmas... your home is gorgeous! I would love to see your decorating ideas for the rest of the year also!

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  20. Beautiful!!! I love your turquoise painted wall and the rubber boots on the porch are fantastic!

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  21. I would love to know ow you made the stocking hanger!!!

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  22. Great ideas..Robber Boots on the ports and many other good ideas for this coming Christmas. I loved it..Keep on posting :)

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  23. Love your decorating style - simple, natural and classy.

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