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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas 2011 Home Tour

Are you tired of looking at holiday decor yet?  I hope least until after you finish this post!  I decided to lump everything I haven't shown you in one final post, so get ready for a lot of pictures.  I won't talk much, so just grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

Go here to see a closer look of the tree.

Fur covered thing checked off of my craft to-do list!

Our built-ins house a collection of nativities.  The one on the bottom is made out of olive wood and was a gift to us after my husband's parents visited Bethlehem.

I love Sunday School crafts so much...this one is a "NUT-tivity."  Isn't it adorable?  All the characters are-you guessed it-made from nuts and the baby Jesus is a little acorn.  The cotton balls are sheep.   

This snowy bird scene was inspired by the pages of Better Homes and Gardens.  See more projects inspired by the magazine here

Quite possibly my favorite decoration this year...

Or maybe this one is.  I'm not sure what these are called but all of the nativity characters are represented on different levels.  Found this at a yard sale while vacationing in Angel Fire, NM.  The couple told me that it came from their son when he was stationed in Germany.

Go here to see more of my mantel.

Vintage ornaments on a little tree in the kitchen.

 Kitchen table-go here to see how I made my Pottery Barn knock-off stocking pillow.

This boot arrangement was inspired by Kim at Savvy Southern Style, who was inspired by her Ballard Designs catalog.  Visit her blog'll love it!

Another check on my Christmas Craft to-do list!

I'll be linking up with The Inspired Room, Alamode, and The Nester at Nesting Place.  Come join the fun!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Simply stunning! Your home is gorgeous!!!! xo

  2. Everything looks just beautiful!!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  3. Wow! I don't know where to start...the porch - classic, love your black urns! Wonderful collection of nativities, and I a can't believe you did ALL those crafts! The boots, oh so stylish!
    And, gorgeous from the street, too!

  4. Your home is so pretty and festive. I love the garland and lights above your mirror and I adore all the blue. Everything on your home just seems to sparkle!

    Merry Christmas!

    Your newest follower!!

  5. You have such a beautiful home! It's gorgeous!

  6. Everything is so pretty. I loved touring your home.

  7. Your home looks so pretty! The 'Nut-tivity' is adorable! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!!!!

  8. Love these pictures! The place looks splendid!
    Thank you for shaing your German Nativity Pyramid! I had one growing up, you certainly brought a smile to my face this morning:)

  9. Such a pretty home and lovely decorations. I've never seen a nut-tivity before, too cute.

  10. It's no doubt all of this is beautiful, but from one mommy to another, my absolute FAVORITE is the nutivity. That is hilarious and so sweet. Our house dons a few church Sunday school projects like that. My favorite is this awkward looking tissue paper angel my daughter made when she was four. I absolutely have to display it, but its kind of strange looking (is that horrible? Haha.)

    Found your blog though The Inspired Room. So glad I did! ;)

  11. Following now!...but just wanted to say that b/c it's kinda cute that I'm #79 since that's when I was born. ;) (Oops...a woman should never tell her age, right? I don't follow that rule. Haha.)

  12. Beautiful! Absolutely adorable! Thanks for the tour!


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