Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour 2011.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I am very excited to show you around.
First stop...my entryway:
My favorite view of my entryway is when it is all lit up at night.
Here it is in the daylight.
I combine garland with lights, bows, flowers and sugared plums. These bows are so easy to make. Just click here for the tutorial.
Next stop on the tour...my mantle:
I love decorating my mantle. I create this look in layers starting with green garland I wrap in white lights.
Then I add ribbon, bows, flowers and sugared fruit.
The PEACE stocking holders and stockings are from Pottery Barn from a few years ago.
Next stop on the tour...my dining room:
I'm keeping my tablescape a little more simple this year.
I treated myself to the twelve days of Christmas plates from Pottery Barn. I think they are so pretty.
The table runner is also from Pottery Barn. The "BELIEVE" blocks you see in the background I made. You can click here for the tutorial.
Last stop on the tour...the main attraction...my Christmas tree:
We have a two story family room in our home and our tree stands at 10' tall.
We love gathering around the tree. It's such a cozy spot.
I love how the tree is visible all the way from the front door.
Our tree is filled with ornaments we have collected over the years. Some ornaments date back to when I was a child (like the paper mache mouse in this photo).
Other ornaments are from family trips we have taken. We always buy an ornament to add to our tree whenever we go on vacation.
We also have been collecting these snowmen from Hallmark for the past eight or so years.
They are so cute and they all sing different Christmas songs.
Finally...let's not forget what Christmas is really about...
I'm linking up to Nester's Tour of Homes.