Christmas Tour of My Home


Well, for the first time in a while, I finally remembered a "Mr. Linky" I wanted to take part in! The "Nester" is hosting a Christmas Tour of Homes today.
Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester

Such a wonderful way to look at different decorating for the Christmas season.

I must be honest that I have kept it VeRy simple this year. Just enjoying the season and the "reason" for this time of the year. My favorite things about Christmas are the smells...like the heat coming off a peppermint mocha. Or the "ooohhhss and ahhhs" coming from my children as they look at lights. The gathering of my family reading our Advent devotions and talking about the promises of our Lord and Saviour.

But, with these special memories are the ways we fix our homes and decorate for the season. It makes it special and just a bit more cozy....

So here are few pictures to share with you...


Wishing you a very merry liTTle Christmas!

P.S. The Nester is right...not everything has to be perfect. Even Christmas card pictures...after about an hour of trying to get one good shot of my 3 kids...I gave up and picked some beach pictures from the summer!

I am learning that important lesson!


45 comments:

Julie From Inmates said...

I love the candy cane sign!! Your home is beautiful! Thanks for the tour!!! Merry Christmas!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

My favorite was the candy cane sign too-I loved everything, though-It looks so cozy and 'Christmasy'.
I am doing the linky thing too tomorrow-
Merry Christmas to you all-

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your home is just beautiful. May many wonderful Christmas memories be made within its walls.

Our home is having an old fashioned handmade Christmas this year. I hope you will stop by.

Holly said...

Your home looks so cozy and traditionally Christmas-y! Really like a place you want to "come home" to!
Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your home looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

What a nice touch the frosted border adds to your photos! We had a time getting our Christmas card picture this year, as well ;)

texasdaisey said...

What sweet decorations. I enjoyed visiting your sweet home.
Debbie

Angie said...

Warm and cozy and just the right amount of Christmas!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Your home is so warm and inviting! I do love the pineapple wreath the best, though :)

Astrid said...

I HEART your decorations! They're warm and inviting! I love that swan. I'm curious about your dining room chandelier- I'm thinking about getting one similar in style.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

So Christmasy and I love your pineapple wreath. :)

alessandra said...

So beautiful, and cozy and Christmas-y!

Caution Flag said...

Your home looks so welcoming! What a lovely decorating gift you have. Love your daughter's picture :)

Lisa & Gerald said...

Just beautiful....

Carmen said...

Ahhh everything is so pretty...so warm and cozy. Love the feeling! I know exactly what you mean about the Christmas card photo. I took about 30 pictures the other day of my kids and only 3 are good enough. :)

April said...

Your home looks so inviting! I really love your decorating style! You deserve a big pat on the back!

Darlene said...

Everything looks so beautiful and welcoming! I LOVE that little wooden candy cane holder with the candy canes....too cute!

Your last picture is cracking me up......hahaha. I'm sure the beach picture will be perfect for your Christmas card. Have a wonderful day.♥

Laryssa Herbert said...

You have such a lovely home!

Thanks for showing us around.
Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

Very nice! I like the way you've done the photos. Thanks for stopping by.

Jboo said...

So lovely -- thanks for sharing!

Janet

Marianne@Songbird said...

Lovely home, lovely decorations, lovely blog! And lovely girls too, I think you should have chosen this picture for your Christmas card, it doesn't get more real than this.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

i am so glad i got to see that wreath on the mantle - xmas would not be the same without seeing it as least once

sweetjeanette said...

I love the pineapple in the wreath. and that picture is priceless. You should use that one for the Christmas cards, or at least keep that one to use as a "bargaining chip" in her later life! lol

Come to my Christmas Goodies Recipe Exchange and link up Dec 15

jen@odbt said...

So warm and cozy. I simplified this year too.

Katie said...

That is so cute of your daughter. Kids don't lie. Your house looks so nice.

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Everything looks wonderful! I think I should have that candy cane sign though, don't you? ;o) LOL Merry Christmas!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Everything looks perfect just as it is! I love that you're learning to let go - I learned that lesson a LONG time ago - saves headaches & sanity.

Merry Christmas, sweet friend!

Sarah said...

Beautiful...I think Christmas pictures are the hardest part about Christmas!

Scrappy Girl said...

Very nice tour! I gave up on the group photo with my girls too...last year...this year I didn't even attempt it!

Elaine A. said...

Sometimes I wish I had stairs just so I could decorate then at Christmas! Yours look lovely, as does everything! Merry Christmas!

LuLu said...

Can I come over!!! It's so welcoming!!! I love your mantel and all wonderful touches!!! I can see myself having a big ol latte in your kitchen! :)
THank you for inviting me in, it was such a treat,
xo,
LuLu

Gabby said...

I love the angel!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Your home looks beautiful!!! LOL at the last picture of the kids.....yes, Christmas Cards are never easy!!

Happy Holidays!

Lisa

Smelling Coffee said...

Everything looks pretty~ and you are so right about that Christmas card picture. Your children are adorable - no matter how the pictures turned out!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ruth said...

It all looks so beautiful!!!

Ruth

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!

Courtney said...

Your home is beautiful!

KK said...

I love simple, it looks great!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

Your home looks lovely. I love that pineapple in the wreath.

patty said...

i have actually used the aweful ones from the hour long sitting for the xmas pose. they outgrow it and learn to sit still and all look at the camera at the same time when they get older... but in the meantime, candy helps!! :)

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Your decorations look quite elaborate! I cut back some this year, skipped putting up my little village and didn't bring out ALL my stuff to put around the house.

beautyinallthings said...

The candy cane sign is my favorite! I am stopping in from Nester's Place. To see my tour click on the 'Christmas 2009' Tag on in the left sidebar!

Liz said...

Everything looks beautiful!

Kim said...

I really the the goose in the picture. I used photos from September - we never got around to holiday ones!