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Monday, December 15, 2008

An Extra Christmas Post: A Tour Of My Home


Welcome! If you've stopped by from BooMama's Tour Of Homes, I am glad to have you here! I love this time of year, and I love getting to "visit" all these gorgeous homes. I am honored to have you as my guest. My door is always open...


My mom made us this gorgeous wreath-- isn't it beautiful?


The view when you walk in.

A little corner of my kitchen, with my favorite Christmas candle lit-- the "Mistletoe" one from Yankee Candle. It smells just like a real tree for those of you who, like me, have resorted to a fake tree.

Our nativity scene perched atop a bookshelf in our living room.

This decoration sits on my kitchen island. You might remember this same candlestick from the fall when I had an orange candle on the candlestick and put it in a wreath of fall leaves. I love versatile decorations!

Our kitchen table-- remember the wreaths my kids made? We hung them in the windows and they look so cute! I love how cheery the whole corner turned out!

This is the new centerpiece I used this year. I used to have this sitting somewhere else in my other house, but I moved it to the dining room table this year and I just love it there.

Here's another view so you can see how the balls hanging from the chandelier match the balls that are filling up the hurricane.

Our tree, which is a nice unobtrusive narrow one-- perfect for this corner in our new living room.

Our mantle all ready for the stockings to be filled.

And last but not least, a cute little decoration on my coffee table. I got these trees a few days ago and just thought they were too cute! They look like they belong in this house to me.
In honor of BooMama's Christmas Tour Of Homes, I am giving a set of these away to one lucky winner. Just leave a comment for your chance to win and make sure that you leave a way for me to get in touch with you (either your email address or your blog is fine).
I will be choosing the winner of the candle giveaway and the winner of the trees on Wednesday. There's still time to enter the candle giveaway if you haven't yet!!
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54 comments:

Shari Braendel said...

A tour of your house makes me want to come for a visit...ahhhh, sweet memories...I'll be there soon! Miss you...

mommyof2sons said...

You house and decorations are beautiful!!

sara's art house said...

Yes! Those trees do belong at my house :) But they look great at your house too!

I love the balls hanging from your light fixture, and Gooseberry patch! I love those books. Looks like we are kindred spirits!

Carrie said...

Your mom did indeed do an excellent job on the wreath! I love your little "Christmas corner" in the kitchen also. Fun decorations!

(I have a giveaway gift on my blog as well if you'd like to visit.)

Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Marybeth,
It all looks beautiful! I am sure it was fun decorating your new house for the first time. My children made those wreaths when they were little to (all teens now). By the way I loves those little trees they are so whimsical! I saw some similiar in BHG or some other magazine and loved them.
Sweet Christmas Blessings,
Margaret

Carey said...

You have a beautiful home. I love that you've decorated so many rooms...
Happy holidays!

Mzzterry said...

Thanks for opening your home. I enjoyed my cyber visit. You have decorated beautifully.

Heather said...

You have a beautiful home, it all looks so inviting! Merry Christmas!

Lone Butterfly said...

Such a beautiful home. I love how you've incorporated your children's handiwork, and how you "reused" your candlestick.

I don't have a coffee table, but after seeing all these pretty homes with coffee table decorations - maybe I need one for the holiday season!

Thanks for opening your home. It's so very lovely!

Debra said...

Your house looks lovely. Thank You for sharing. The wreath is beautiful your mother did a wonderful job.
Have a Marvelous Monday Marybeth!
Hugs,
Debra

erin said...

I didn't participate in the tour of homes, but I'm enjoying looking at everyone else's. I especially love your dining room table!

Jenni said...

The little trees are so cute! Thank you for the chance to win...

Your home is cozy and the dining nook is definitely cheery! Isn't this the first Christmas in the new house for you? Or am I behind by about 12 months?

Thank you for sharing the glimpse!

Jenni

Meredith said...

What a warm and cozy home. I can imagine kids sitting at the table in the kitchen enjoying yummy cookies. :) Thanks for tour. Merry Christmas!
Meredith @ www.eiselefamilynews.blogspot.com

Diane said...

I don't usually comment all that often but had to because your house is so beautiful! Wish I had talent like so many of you do!

Merry Christmas!
Diane
alainasmom AT homerco.net

Heidi said...

Your home is beautiful. Thanks for the tour!

momagain67 said...

Thank you for the festive tour of your home -- just lovely!! I, too, love decorating with things made by my kids over the years. Sweet memories :)

Pam said...

I loved the tour of your home. So beautiful and cozy!

Pam
www.andthentherewereseven.blogspot.com

Anne said...

You're house is absolutely gorgeous! Love the decorations. The little trees are adorable; simple but incredibly festive!

Anne Meyer
mommy1@cox.net

Lehrerin said...

Your house is beautiful!

lehrerin@charter.net

Carol said...

How fun and festive! Thanks for sharing with us.

Megan said...

I think your house looks great! I love that your nativity scene has a prominent spot!
Merry Christmas to your and your family!
mnatherson at comcast dot net

Happy Four said...

It looks like you have really settled in your new home. It looks stunning for Christmas.

Blessings,

Caroline

thegrossmans(at)carolina(dot)rr(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Cute trees! Thanks for sharing your decorated house.

Darla.Leatherman@uscm.org

Nancy said...

Your home is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Stacey said...

Beautiful! But how do you keep your house so clean with six? I only have three and it's like a whirld wind of "stuff" everywhere!

Christy said...

Beautiful decorations..I love your slim tree!

DeniseLynn said...

thanks for the tour, your house is soooo pretty. Love the balls hanging from your dining room light too.

Nancy said...

Mary Beth,

Thanks for sharing your decorations. I got some new ideas. Your home is beautiful (but I secretly love your old home more...wink, wink, smile)

Merry Christmas

nancykeziah@live.com

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I especially love the beaded balls on the chandelier!! Gorgeous!

rural momma said...

Thanks for opening your home, the decorations are wonderful!! :0)

Anonymous said...

On a different note, did you announce the winner of the Jeremy Camp cd yet??? Thought it was supposed to be Monday...maybe I missed it?

TCKK said...

You have a beautiful home and I love the wreath your mom made. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!!

Paige said...

What a lovely home! Thanks for sharing..

Paige

Jill said...

Your decorations are lovely. I love the wreath on the front door. Could you make come to NE and make one for mine?

It's lovely here this time of year. I think it got up to 8 degrees.

Becca and Adam said...

your house looks great! thanks for having us -- merry Christmas!

HC said...

I love decorations (I typically decorate for every holiday!) and would be honored to have a decoration that I could give credit it to you for! Thanks, Heather

Honea Household said...

Love the ornaments from your lights over the table.

Jenny said...

Mistletoe is our favorite Yankee scent too!

Erica Hami said...

I have tried hanging balls from my chandelier but with no luck. Yours look great, I am going to try again! :-)

Bonita said...

I'm with Shari, I want to come visit and see the new place. Better yet, I want to move nearby and be neighbors. Find me a house, Marybeth! And can you change my hubby's mind too? Not that I expect miracles or anything, but it is Christmas after all.

As always, your home not only looks fabulous, but warm, comfortable and inviting. It looks like a happy family lives there!

Sitesx6 said...

Everything looks so festive.

Bring on Christmas, it looks like you are ready.

Kelly S.
sitesx6@aol.com

Shannon said...

Thanks for showing us around~

Shannon
smarklow@gmail.com

35 and holding said...

Very pretty! It has been fun seeing how other people decorate for the season. Take a stop by my site! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Deb said...

Your house and decorations are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Deb V
dvolkman@bright.net

Shelly W said...

Your house is so beautiful, and so CLEAN! How do you do it?! :) Thanks for sharing your photos.

Janelle said...

Your home is gorgeous - thanks for sharing - and for the giveaway! :-)

Kara said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Merry Christmas,
Kara - North Texas
John 3:30

California Isoms said...

I have to tell you that what first struck me is how neat and tidy your home is with your bunch! Amazing! You have made us all feel very welcome. Thanks for having us. Merry CHRISTmas!

Jodi said...

I love to other peoples decorations. It really shows their personalities. I decided to do the same thing. Thanks for sharing. It looks like you have a beautiful home.

Keetha said...

Oh my - - - I LOVE the windows in your dining area.

Thanks for inviting us in for a tour!!!

Merry Christmas

ellen b said...

Hello Marybeth,
Thanks for your visit to my Christmas tour. Your home is so lovely. I enjoyed strolling through with you. I like the bulbs hanging from the chandelier. I want to remember that...
Have a very Merry Christmas!!

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