Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Tour of Homes 2008




I just about missed the tour of homes-you can still check out other homes and get inspired here, here and here. I should tell you I haven't decorated my house other than these few things for the last 3 years-we just leave too early...I know it's sad) so I thought I would share a few of my mother-in-laws wonderful decorations. Everything in her house is dripping with holiday decor and it's beautiful! She even added a few (understatement...I wish I knew how to strike through please share if you know how) new decorations this year because she was on the tour of homes in their town.

My favorite thing in the entire house is this giant wreath and the mantel:

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The light fixture in the dining room:

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The nativity tree in the dining room:

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As you walk in the front door:

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I didn't load this wrong-it's an upside down tree in the foyer

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Living room tree:

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Dickens village in the living room-there is another cabinet full of these also:

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Memory tree by the breakfast table:

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Tree in their bedroom:

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Their bathroom:

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Upstairs landing:

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Our bedroom:

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Maggie's room:

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She decided to decorate the attic this year with all of her snowman things. She used to do snowmen on the main tree:

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And of course every door has a wreath. I only took pictures of a few... and I didn't get any pictures of Krissy Texas room and bar-wire tree. I'll add them later.

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Aren't you tired knowing how long it took her to decorate? Anyone want to help her come put it all up after Christmas?

12 comments:

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! thats alot of snowmen and lots of trees! I never heard of an upside down tree! Crazy! all were so so so beautiful! your things are simply GORGEOUS!!! Feel free to stop by and see mine! your welcome anytime;)
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
you have a beautiful blog!

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

Wow, amazing! I feel like I am there!

jfrogster said...

amazing! that is a LOT of snowmen!

Tricia said...

Wow. That is amazing. I can't imagine how much time that took her to decorate all of that. I am sure that Landree was in heaven seeing all the pretty things. :)

Kelly said...

WOW! That's so much stuff! I can't get over the upside down tree!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

That is EXACTLY what I was thinking while I was scrolling down and reading! How long did this take? And ugh! having to take it down. I know, I know I sound like a scrooge!

Cyndi said...

And I thought I had a ton of decorations! I love her Nutcrackers and her upside down tree, I have been thinking about getting one of those for the play room. Enjoy your holidays with the family.

jenjen said...

Wow - your trees are all fabulous! I love the upside down tree. And the memory tree -- what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Jen

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Wow! I'm impressed by all the decorating you did! It all looks GREAT. Thanks so much for joining my blog party and giving us the tour. This was a fun one! -Julia :-)

Storm said...

WOW! Your mil's house is AWESOME. I love the nativity tree!

Merry Christmas!

I have 25 Days of Christmas pictures up at http://365-days-of-christmas.blogspot.com/.

Southern Fried Gal said...

WOW! Very festive and beautiful! I love the nativity tree - such a sweet way to celebrate the reason!

Kate said...

Beautiful things!!! Must take you a really long time to decorate. It's New Years Eve and I'm still determined to get to see everyone's Christmas tour before tomorrow. Happy New Year!!!