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Monday, December 14, 2009

~Welcome~ The door is open...Step inside for my Christmas tour!

Hey Guys! Come on in out of the cold! Brr...As you can see I finally finished my decorating. I'm going to show you the living room and dining room today and in a few days I will show you my gingerbread kitchen.

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Here is the living room all decked out!
I dressed up the candle holder with ribbon and an embellishment.

The coffee table was one of the hardest to decorate. I ended up using an arrangement with a candle, some Christmas balls and a crown I had in my bookcase.
The mantle is alot of fun... I had the present centerpiece I bought last year. I added the Santa fairies and arrangements with the balls on each side this year. I also added the stockings and chose not to put up the garland. It was a little too busy.


I added some lime green ribbon to the top of the presents to tie in the lime green from the balls and stockings. I am lovin the lime green this year!
Here is the other side of the room. I added the amaryllis and frames.

I'll never forget this day! Chase did not want to sit in Santa's lap! Look at his face!
I added some Christmas accessories to my bookcases. I just moved a few things out to fit in the decorations. Not sure if the snowman looks right next to the spring flower picture! lol...
Here is the niche...I love the way the light shines on the swag and reindeer!

I already showed you the tree, but here is the whole dining room. The garland over the china cabinet is actually the mantle garland... I just redid it.
I took it apart and added all the ornaments.

Wow! Look at all the presents under the tree!! lol...I really need to get busy with my shopping.

Thanks for stopping by!! You are welcome anytime! Be sure and stay tuned for my upcoming posts!!

P.S. To all my bloggy friends I haven't visited in while...I'll be by soon, I'm missing you all!

47 comments:

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am laughing because your house looks like mine...every nook...Beautiful.....You do beautiful work.....
Come post your tree pictures on my holiday blog.....for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

Sandy said...

Kristen,
Everything looks so beautiful, love the fireplace and what you did to the china cabinet. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

ethelmaepotter! said...

Beautiful home - it looks like you furnished it with Chrostmas in mind! I adore the garland hung with ornaments - I'm gonna steal that idea from you next year - it's so pretty!
Stopping by from Teresa's blog. Merry Christmas!

Liz said...

Hi Kristen,

Wonderful tour of your home. I love it all, but especially your tree and garland. The mantle looks gorgeous. Once again, you have done a phenomenal job. I love how you began your pictures from the front door...clever idea!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for sharing your talents with us, truly inspiring! =)

Liz

Becca said...

Gorgeous, Kristen ... simply, gorgeous !! I love your fun mantle centerpiece ... and your garlands and trees are beautiful. Thanks for inviting us in ... I'm sure I'll be back or another peek. Take care, Becca

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Rettabug said...

Kristen, I sure wish you lived closer! I would be hiring you to come decorate for me, yearly. You have a wonderful talent, Honey & it comes through everything you touch.

I'm now going hunting for some ribbon to add to my meager attempts. Thanks for sharing your lovely home & wonderful ideas with us.

Chris said...

Oh so pretty. I love visiting your beautiful home. Love the wreath, as well as the tree.

Merry Christmas,
Chris

Linda said...

Hi Kristen I follow your blog daily. Love the decorations. soooo beautiful!! Where did you buy your dining room furniture? I have been looking for some time for off white.

KD said...

Hey you have invisible presents like I do! We must be "shopping" at the same store! Too bust decorating to shop? everything looks lovely!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kristen,
I take things out of my bookshelves, too. It's so much work but it looks so nice when it's done.
Your living room looks amazing. I love the mantel and all the vignettes that you have sitting around.
Beautiful front entrance!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...
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Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oops! Half of my comment disappeared! Here's what I was trying to say...
I love the way you have decorated your home...so sparkly, warm and welcoming! Your mantel is so cute! And I love the garland over your china cabinet! The pic of Chase is so cute! My daughter refused to sit in Santa's lap...ever! We had to stand off to the side and call his name and wave until he looked our way! lol I can't wait to see the rest...hugs...Debbie

Raegina Kindrix said...

It all looks so beautiful! I am sorry I haven't contacted you! Work has been so busy and frustrating the last few months that I have not been very Merry so far. Marcus has even wrapped most of the gifts under our tree and that's my favorite part! I hope to see you soon and I hope you save some frames for me! I need one for my kitchen! I will get with you after the holidays! Merry Christmas to you!!

lkjatl said...

Kristen,
It looks beautiful! I love all the extra touches with ribbon...makes everything look so much fuller.

Shelia said...

Oh, Kristen! Your home is just spectacular! Yours is just the prettiest home I've seen! You haven't missed a beat! Lovely lovely lovely! I knew it would be!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

kimmcl said...

I have been waiting to see your home all decked out Kristen and you did not disappoint! I am in awe!!

Darla said...

Does anyone really live there? It's so beautiful and clean...

ceekay said...

Kristen...I just love your decorations. It looks so beautiful! I really like that present centerpiece on the fireplace. Your frames are always gorgeous. I hope to get me one here soon one day!
Merry Doors of Welcome!!

Jenglamgirl said...

beautiful... I SO ENJOYED THE TOUR!

jennykate77 said...

You house is GORGEOUS!!! I love all of your Christmas decor...it's like pictures from a magazine! I was really loving the lime green this year too! =)

Merry Christmas!♥

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Your home, and your decorations are just lovely! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Everything looks just beautiful, Kristen! I need to finish up my gifts and actually wrap them. My tree is present-less at this point, too!

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen your home is GORGEOUS!!!!

The swag around your front door is amazing and so full of ornaments and decor'! I just adore the mantel and the dining room hutch and your bookcases. Sigh....I could go on and on. It's simply stunning! You do have the magic touch. It looks like Santas elves came by and decoarated your home. LOL! Love it!

~Enjoy the season! ~Melissa :)

Lou Cinda said...

Oh Kristen, it is beautiful!! Love the mantle and your tree is fab-u-lous!!!

Lou Cinda :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kristen, I think your home is stunning without all the Christmas, but it is truly gorgeous with your beautiful decorations. I love it all. I hope you are having a Blessed Christmas Season. Hugs, Marty

Tardevil said...

Hi Kristen,
Everything looks so nice! Like the ornaments in the vases on the mantel. Like the Mark Robert's fairies too, and the nutcrackers look nice in the bookcases. Wish I had thought of that! LOL! Have a Merry Christmas, if I don't make it back by to visit!

Leanne Helums said...

Oh your home is just beautiful!! I can tell that you love your home and decorating it. It is so inviting. Love it!!!

Happy@Home said...

It was a real treat to visit your blog today. Your home looks beautiful and I admire your talents.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Your home is so pretty! I love the colors you used! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Courtney said...

Your home is beautiful. It looks so warm and inviting!

Jo said...

You've been busy! It looks lovely ~ I can't decide what I most enjoy.

Jo

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

WOW, Kristen! Everything is gorgeous and so festive! Love the mantel centerpiece! Too Cute! And the swag over your china cabinet is so lush and beautiful! You outdid yourself! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow! This is really beautiful. I love the niche with the reindeer...and the roping...and the fireplace. Everything is simply gorgeous.

Sue

Suzanne said...

OH I LOVE IT!! Your framed doorway is gorgeous, and I love the mantle! It all looks so warm and inviting. Thanks for showing us around. Happy Holidays! :)

Becca said...

It's me again ... just wanted to say thanks(!) for stopping by my new blog and leaving such a thoughtful note! I've got a lot to learn here in "blogland," but look forward to getting to know you better! Again, your Christmas decorations are GORGEOUS !! Your family must feel very blessed to be surrounded by your creations! Take care, Becca

Patricia Maéva aka Trisha said...

Hello Kristen, your work is fabulous, I like your bow. Really great work, compliments to you.
Have a beautiful holiday season.
Regards, Trisha

Angela said...

Hi Kristen,

Your house looks incredible! You have such a talent for decorating!

It's beautiful!

-Angela

Angie said...

Gorgeous! You have some beautiful pieces and do such a great job displaying them!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful! That first picture coming in your front door took my breath! Kristen, everything is absolutely stunning. laurie

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Hi Kristen,

Just wanted to let you know that I bought the Elegant "L" frame on your Etsy store today! I love it and I'm so excited to put it up in my house...the leopard bow and red background totally match all my colors : )

Love your blog and your house looks beautiful!

Best Wishes,
Leslie

Barbara said...

Kristen, I am so glad I found your blog and I wish you lived close to me, so you could come and decorate my home. You are a very talented young lady and it is always with great anticipation that I come to see what great things you have done. Thanks for sharing your home and talent with us.

Barbara

Linda Q said...

Simply stunning Kristen, as is all your work with decor.
You are gifted woman!!
Linda
So fun to see!!

Teri said...

Your house is beautiful...all the decorations...everything! I love the garland around your front door. You've got such a gift at choosing just the right elements!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

It's gorgeous! I'm drooling over your drapes.... ☺♥☺

Pat said...

Just totally gorgeous! I cannot say what area is my favorite ~ feels like I'm wandering through a fantasy wonderland. Thanks so much for sharing!

Melanie said...

It is all beautiful! Everything is classic and gorgeous.

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