2008 Christmas Tour of My Home


Today, I am participating in the "2008" Christmas tour with BooMama! I have taken some of my favorite decorations from my home..inside and out! I tried not to "feature" pictures that I have already posted!

BooMamaChristmasTour

So come on in, wipe your feet....here is a cup of peppermint ice cream punch..don't forget the whip cream!

Welcome!






























Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget your candy cane!
"Sandy Toes"



74 comments:

Organizing Mommy said...

Amazing. Is this really your home? That must have been a lot of work. Blessings to you. I like the skates over the sled--classic and rustic. Fun.

Smelling Coffee said...

So pretty and festive, warm and welcoming. :-) The music in the background was just perfect! I just finished writing my post for my home tour, but it won't be published until 5am CST. Have a great day...

Julie said...

thanks for the tour of all the fun decorations of your home... wish I could get a candy cane...can't get them here... sigh, one day!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

You are always the hostess with the mostess.:)

Lisa & Gerald said...

WOW I loved the tour so beautiful!

Chris said...

A beautiful tour, I think my favorite is the snow sled with the skates hanging on it. I'm going to do the tour also.

Hugs,
Chris

Michelle said...

Everything looks great! I love the big red balls in your planters.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Thanks for the tour!! Your house looks amazing....inside and out...just beautiful!!

Lisa

Mari said...

Your home looks festive and welcoming at the same time! Thanks for the candy cane!

Mrs. S. said...

Wow...come and decorate mine!! Haha! Your house looks gorgeous.

Naomi said...

You have an amazing Christmas collection! I love how you decorated the front door. We just visited a house tonight that enters the Christmas lights comp every year, and the lady said it has taken them four solid weeks to put their collection together, and there's still more up in the roof!!! My collection is piddly in comparison, and it gets smaller every year as eager little hands 'accidently' break them... It's been lovely touring your beautiful, festive home...

Sarah said...

I love the ice skates and sled on the front porch--everything looks so inviting!

Darlene said...

It is so BEAUTIFUL! You have your home decorated so lovely. I enjoyed browsing through all of your pictures and I will be back again to browse slowly. LOVELY!

Fiesta said...

wonderful decorations. thank you for the tour.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

That was beautiful!!! I made your peppermint punch last night at my pasty and it was a hit!! Thanks!

April said...

OK, so I was feeling pretty good about my Christmas decorating...UNTIL...I saw yours! Wowza! You have done a phenomenal job and I love it all! Wonder how much it would cost to have you shipped to my house via UPS to work some of your decorating magic around here? Hee hee! Thanks for a great home tour!

edie said...

Hi Sandy! I love your 'tour' and I'm doing boomama too....but I was much lazier than you....I 'doctored' my Nester post a little! I profusely apologize for the laziness. Sorta. And yes I'm pretty sure I'm going to Blissdom. It's in Nashville which is not that far from me. Interested? I'd love to meet you.

And thanks again for the vote of confidence Friday. I've gotten some sweet visitors from you.

And I enjoy reading you every morning too!
Have a wonderful 'tour' today!

Liz said...

Everything looks great!! I really love what you did with your chandelier. Thanks for the tour!

the undomesticated wife said...

I love the large ornaments you put in the planter. That's so cute!

squawmama said...

Sandy, this was a beautiful tour... Thanks you so much for sharing it with us... Loved your sleigh... I have an antique sleigh & skates that are over 100 years old... since we live in Tassie my daughter decorates with then now... I loved all you decor...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Jboo said...

Oh my -- your decorations are so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

Have a great week!

Janet

Carol said...

Such beautiful touches throughout. You put Martha Stewart to shame, girl!

Merry Christmas!

Busy Bee Suz said...

SO beautiful You really know how to dress it up!!!

Melissa Lester said...

Everything looks so pretty! I especially love that rabbit topiary. So precious!

Yes, I did post snowman cupcake photos last Thursday, but I took them off this weekend because I wasn't pleased with the photo quality. I took those pictures last year with my old camera. I can e-mail the photo to you if you wanted to see them again.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

How crazy is it that we have similar decors???
-ice skates outside
-the little white words
-the faceless people nativity
You have great taste in Christmas decor!!! :)
Really, your house looks wonderful-I love the outside ornaments in the pine, and twigs-very beautiful!

Caren said...

Everything looks beautiful! Thanks for the tour.

Heather said...

I love all of your decorations!! I really like your front door!! Merry Christmas!!

heather said...

Your Christmased home is awesome!! It makes me itch for more Christmas decorations. :)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

So beautiful! I love everything you did it is festive and warm!
Thank you for the wonderful tour!
Robin~♥

Grace said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm...Peppermint Ice Cream Punch sounds sooo good! Such a festive home. Thanks for the invite. Especially love the skates and sled display. Brings back such fond childhood memories of skating in our back yard on the makeshift pond.

Joanna said...

Your decorations are just so lovely!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Gorgeous!! Your home is so cozy! I love the greenery around your front door. Everything is so charming and sweet. :)
Carrie

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh...what a lovely house tour. Everything looks TERRIFIC~~~

Blessings to you..and yours!!

Lindsey said...

I adore the decor! What a lovely home you have!!!

Thank YOU for reading my blog and leaving sweet comments. I'm so glad we're bloggy friends!=)

Lora said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting! I love the sled with skates on the porch!

Merry Christmas!

jennykate77 said...

Great pics! I love it all! The sled with the ice skates is probably my fav thing! I ♥ that sled (and want one for my very own)!

Katie said...

Love it awesome job, I love the outside nest looking things with the bulbs and greens. It is great!!

Carrie said...

I love your sleigh with the ice skates by your front door. I wanted to find and do something like that for our home this year but never quite found the right thing. I'm hoping to scrape up something like that in the after CHristmas sales this year.

Love your decorations and home. THanks for the tour!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

Love the ICE SKATES! I wants some. for decoration only of course.

Scrapper Mom said...

Wowee!! That's a lot of stuff!
But really very pretty. How long does it take you to get out and put all that stuff up??? lol.

I enjoyed the tour.

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Very classy and chic indeed! Happy Holidays.

Grace said...

Hi Again, I've already commented on your tour but I forgot to mention something important! Last night I tried your recipe for Cheddar Ham Cups and they turned out delicious. Our guests loved them. Plus, I have just discovered that they're fabulous the next day warmed in the microwave. Thanks for a delightful recipe!

Cyndi said...

Your home looks great! I love the sled and skates what a great idea.

Chris said...

Where do I begin? They were all so beautiful. That sled with the ice skates and the oversized ornaments outside were brilliant! Gorgeous pictures!

Carrie said...

Everything looks so good! Your outside is wonderful!

jennwa said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour. Everything is so pretty.

Merry Christmas!!!

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

So pretty, D! Love your front porch...we have an old sled by the front door, too! I hope to get pics up tomorrow. I left my camera in my friend's car last night and we are iced in. Enjoyed the tour!

The Arthur Clan said...

Wowza! You go all out for Christmas. Your home looks absolutely beautiful!

RosyRose said...

Hey you did a great job Sandy!
I especially like your sled and skates!
Merry Christmas to you!

Ashley Griffin said...

everything is beautiful!! could you stop by and spruce up my house please!! i especially love the large ornaments in the baskets!

The Blonde Duck said...

It's so festive! I love it!

Brittany said...

I love the way the outside of your home is decorated. I love the use of the big ornaments outdoors! Thanks for sharing and I would love to know the recipe for Peppermint Ice Cream Punch.

Mrs. Langhans said...

I adore your decorations! Your home seems so warm and inviting! And that peppermint drink you offered...could you post a recipe? Sure sounds yummy! Merry Christmas!

Carey said...

Your home looks so warm, cozy and inviting...beautiful! The punch sounds delish.
Thanks for letting me stop by.
Happy holidays!

Preppy 101 said...

Thanks!! A beautiful combination of elegance, whimsy, warmth, and welcome ;) Merry Christmas!!

Mindy said...

Great decorations!

Brittany said...

Thanks for your sweet comments. I got those boxes at a huge monthly flea market in East Texas. I bet you could make some similar though!

Jan said...

I love the sled and skates so very much. It is all so perfectly put together. So very homey and nice. Thanks for sharing your warm place.

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

Beautiful Christmas decor. The ice skates on the sled are my favorite! Thanks for inviting me into your home, and thank you for coming to mine. Merry Christmas!

One Beloved Sister said...

I love your Christmas decorations - especially the sled and ice skates. I've been looking for an old sled I could paint and display just like you did. And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! :) Merry Christmas!

Wendy said...

Wonderful Christmas decor...oh and the Strawberry Pretzel salad is my Mother-in-law's specialty! It's divine. Glad I married into the family so I could get the recipe from her. ;-)

ChrisV said...

I love the outside of your home. It looks so inviting and welcoming! Also, the homemade touches are beautiful. Thanks for the tour.

AndreaLeigh said...

Everything is gorgeous, and I'm jealous! I don't have a 1/10 of your decor. How does one collect such beauties? I need to catch up. :)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Wow, it is all so beautiful! I love it all! :) Thank you for the wonderful tour!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Beautiful!! So cozy and fun and festive :)

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I like your peppermint-lollipops. Those are cute!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

gorgeous - love the front door decor!!

Daphine said...

WOW! Amazingly beautiful!!!! I loved the tour! Loved it!

Ameratis said...

Everything is very pretty. I love the big ornaments in the flowerboxes at least I think that is what they are ha ha! Thanks for sharing :)

Keetha said...

So many things to love in your decor - - - well, all of it actually. But let me mention two: The skates hanging on the sled. I grew up in northern WI and we skated every winter's day with some JUST LIKE THAT. One year I got a new pair for Christmas and they were hanging from a lamp as a bit of a surprise, so we didn't notice them until all else was opened and we were trying to valiantly to NOT look disappointed.

The other thing - - - I love that white plate with the plaid ribbon through it. I saw one in someone else's tour too - - - love it.

Merry Christmas.

Our Complete Family said...

LOVE YOUR HOME! So welcoming and festive! You're all set for the holiday!!!

Paige said...

I LOVE the oversized Christmas ornaments outside your home.

Best wishes to you and your family during this Christmas season.

Kate said...

You have beautiful decorations! Merry Christmas!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful Home. Just found your blog.

What a wonderful blog it is!

I will be back!

Jen