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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Tour

It's that time of year again! As Lucy would say, time to "deck them halls and all that stuff!" This year I'm happy to be participating in Christmas Tours over at Southern Hospitality, Hooked on Houses, and The Nester.

As you look through the post you'll notice there's no tree.....I got so carried away with the pictures that I decided not to put any tree pictures here. But for the record, I do have a tree and will be featuring it in a separate post later on. By the way, if you're one the ladies sharing your trees and decor, don't forget to stop by A Baby Changes Everything on Tuesday and link up your Christmas Tree post for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash. (And link up at our other events too. Go here for more details.)

To begin our 2nd annual holiday tour, we have a very special treat! This is photo of our house decked out with real "Alabama Snow!" Isn't it glorious?


For some reason, I find it nearly impossible to get a good pictures of Christmas lights, regardless of the outside lighting or camera settings, but I did my best!









We begin our tour in the living room where I have a couple of displays and items to share, starting with our 3 snowmen here. When you go through this entire post, you'll probably think that I'm obsessed with snowmen....but actually most of them were gifts. Over the years I seem to have acquired quite a collection! (And I must admit, they are quite cute!)



The snow village.....


Last year I decorated the entertainment center in blue and silver, but this year I went with red and gold. I just love these cone shaped trees! I wish I had a whole forest of them!


This village is an easy one piece set up. I have an entire box of villages out in our storage building...but it takes so much time to set up. Maybe one day I'll put them out, but for now I'm loving this one...


The stockings were hung on the China cabinet with care.....

A couple of cute pieces.


Last year's dining room centerpiece is now at the top of the China Cabinet.


Kitty Cat Stockings.....


Last year this wreath was adorned in mice ornaments, but this year to keep with the red & gold theme, I decided to just add some gold accents and ornaments that came off a predecorated Christmas tree.


A couple of Hallmark special animals.....



And some Hallmark Sock Monkeys.....

Moving On To The Kitchen........



After Christmas last year I bought some new garland and balls to put over the cabinets. It really adds a lot of color....and fun to the room. (Note all the snowmen items hanging from the drawers above and the snow men towels hanging on the stove below...not to mention a couple of snowmen on the counter.)



I saw so many glass containers filled with Christmas balls last year on the tours that I decided to do a few of my own.



The "Kitchen Tree"


If any of you are in to antiques or "country kitchen stuff," I got these out of the Lakeside Catalog. (Note once again, the snowmen.)


My stepmom painted this plate for us two Christmas's ago.




Some close up pictures of the garland and balls over our other two cabinets....




....And the following two pieces actually don't go together. One is a card hold and the other is just an ornament. I couldn't find a good place to put the ornaments, so I hung them here....so that's the story behind that. (But at least they both feature snowmen, and they're both from Hallmark...okay, maybe this looks a little weird...)



More Christmas Balls in glass containers. (I told you I liked the idea!)

And the kitchen table decked out in what else....snow men!
This Christmas Tree plate is one of my favorite pieces. My husband bought it for me 2 years ago.


....And more snowmen.



....And even S'more Snowmen!


Thanks for stopping by for my Home Tour. Don't forget to come by next week for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash! We'll have some great events and great prizes to give away!

Have a Merry Christmas!


-Jerri

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17 Comments:

  • At December 11, 2009 at 5:06 AM , Blogger Natasha said...

    Wow, your home is so festive and it looks like a real winter wonderland. I look forward to seeing your Christmas tree next time!

    Best wishes, Natasha.

     
  • At December 11, 2009 at 5:43 AM , Anonymous Susa n said...

    Love all the snowmen (I love them too!) and the homey touches. And yes, snow (in Alabama? WOW!). Thanks for having me over!

     
  • At December 11, 2009 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Lamp Tramp said...

    Your home looks so beautiful and ready for Christmas. How fun to have that snow!
    Merry Christmas!

     
  • At December 11, 2009 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Lamp Tramp said...

    Your home looks so beautiful and ready for Christmas. How fun to have that snow!
    Merry Christmas!

     
  • At December 11, 2009 at 8:31 AM , Blogger Shelia said...

    Hi Jerri and it's so nice to meet you! Your home is so charming! I know what you mean about trying to get good shots at night. Even with the night settings on my camera, I don't do very well.
    I loved seeing all of your decorations and your kitchen is adorable. Love that little kitchen tree. Thanks for popping in to see my home tour.
    Be a sweetie and Merry Christmas,
    Shelia ;)

     
  • At December 11, 2009 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

    Hey, Jerri! Wow, you have done so much work, its all so festive!!! That kitchen tree is AWESOME!

     
  • At December 11, 2009 at 10:02 AM , Blogger Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

    I like the pretty colored lights around your front door! We have a stocking for our dog too. :) Visiting from Julia's party. :)

     
  • At December 11, 2009 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

    Happy Holidays! I love the kitchen tree! So cute!

    If you get a chance, stop by my blog today and enter my children's Christmas book giveaway.
    http://smallhomebigstart.blogspot.com/2009/12/gift-ideas-for-kids-gift-of-reading.html

     
  • At December 11, 2009 at 10:14 AM , Blogger Struggler said...

    Gotta love a snowman!
    Your kitchen tree is very cute too with its themed look.

     
  • At December 11, 2009 at 10:23 AM , Blogger Debbie said...

    Thanks for stopping by....Your lights are so pretty at night. Love all the decorations. Blessings, Debbie

     
  • At December 11, 2009 at 4:27 PM , Blogger Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

    I just love getting to see how everyone decorates for Christmas. It's just too fun. Thanks for sharing your decor. And thanks for visiting my Christmas decor post & leaving me a comment. I wish we'd get snow for Christmas, but I highly doubt it since I live in southern California.

     
  • At December 12, 2009 at 3:15 PM , Blogger Rue said...

    Snow in Alabama? How fun! You've done a great job and those marshmallow snowmen are really cute :)

    rue

     
  • At December 13, 2009 at 4:48 PM , Anonymous Leanne said...

    I love all your brightly colored decorations, especially the ornaments in the glass bowls. So pretty! I love the kitchen tree with all the utensils on it. What a great idea. I think I'll try that next year.

     
  • At December 14, 2009 at 2:49 PM , Anonymous Cara said...

    The kitchen tree is so adorable! I would love to do something like that in my kitchen next year. All the snowmen are great too, and I love your photos taken in the Alabama snow!

     
  • At December 15, 2009 at 12:57 AM , Blogger Lisa B. said...

    I really love your Kitchen Christmas Tree - very creative!! Beautiful home!!

     
  • At December 15, 2009 at 3:57 PM , Blogger Gabby said...

    I am seriously going to decorate a tree like that for my kitchen next year... Love it!

     
  • At December 16, 2009 at 7:03 AM , Blogger Miss G said...

    i like the ornaments hanging above your cabinets and that coke crate wagon is cute! Kelly

     

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