Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tour of Homes 2009

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester

I cannot believe it is already time for the Tour of Homes again! Life goes by fast these days, doesn't it? Life has taken us to some crazy, interesting, and wonderful places this year, and for the second year in a row I am decorating a different house for the first time! So, coming to you from Mississippi this year, here is our home!


Come on in.

Here's the entryway.

The living room mantle. We just moved in about a month and a half ago, so I haven't found a mirror large enough for the space up there yet. But as Nester says, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful!

A close up of the garland. I have to give the Nester credit here. I was determined to make my own after all the tutorials. This is just two lighted garlands from Target twisted together. Then I just added in whatever I could find. Snowflakes on sale for 10 cents after Christmas, pine cones that came with my Christmas tree, a stick of fake berries from Hobby Lobby cut up. I love it, and it cost me right around 10 dollars...not bad!

Our stockings...yes there are three this year! I went ahead and got one for Will. I'm going to have them monogrammed for next year. They were a great deal at Hobby Lobby...probably my favorite store. Besides Target.

I have to stick to my librarian roots.

The tree. I took Nester's advice. The tree was too big for a tree skirt, so instead of trying to force it, I just left it off. The tree has a color theme for the most part: lime, green, and red.

I mixed it up this year with the tree topper. I collected stuff all year, and this is what I ended up with. I really like it.

Shiny garland. It's a PAIN to get untangled, but it looks so pretty and sparkly on the tree!

I am not ready to start doing separate "pretty" and"sentimental" trees yet, so I just mixed in our yearly ornaments with the rest of the ornaments.

I love these snowflakes from Target. Super cheap, sparkly, and they fill in the blanks on the tree.

This is one of my favorite ornaments this year. I got two huge packs of red and lime ornaments at Sam's Club after Christmas last year for $5 each. Score...this is one of the ornaments that came with the set.

A little bit of the dining room.

Nativity. Notice that the picture behind it is still on the ground. More hanging and decorating to do!

Santa guarding the back door.

Looks good enough to eat...


More kitchen. More like the bar area, really.

Even more kitchen.

You get the idea.

A part of me feels like it's not normal for me to have an entire basket of Christmas hats and headbands. The other part of me likes to wear them around the house.

Can't forget the mistletoe.

Thanks for visiting!



Marla Taviano said...

I love, love, love your black door with the Welcome on it! WOW.

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

LOVE the tree topper. Just darling. And those snowmen...too cute.

Merry Christmas!

Tina said...

Love the garland and the tree topper..


Stewart Stuff said...

Love it! I also have a basket of Christmas headbands and hats. Mine also includes a Rudolph nose that lights up. I wear mine at work. The kids love it.

Heather said...

Your home is beautiful!! I love everything, you have done a wonderful job decorating! Thanks for the tour, Merry Christmas!

Allyson said...

All your decorations are beautiful! Love the wreath on the front door! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Amanda said...

Your new house is too cute - great job!

Joyce Family said...

I love everything! Maybe we'll have to make a spur of the moment trip early next week to come and see it in person.

joeandjan said...

Love the door (and everything else!) And it took me 15 years of marriage before I had 2 trees.

Campbell Jane said...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas Spirit & decorations in your home. You are welcome to stop by my blog to view my tour as well.
Happy Holidays & Many Blessings

Heather said...

Your tree turned out great! Have a very Merry Christmas, and congrats on being able to add a name to stocking #3! :D

Anonymous said...

It all looks so festive! I am stopping in from Nester's Tour. If you would like to see my tour posts you can click on the 'Christmas 2009' tag on the left sidebar of my blog. Have a great holiday season!