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Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Tour

Only 5 more days until Christmas!! Can you believe it? I sure can't...



I didn't mean to take so long to post...Goodness! Time is getting away from me lately and now I have to play catch up. I have also been working on getting out all of my custom orders. I have showed you alot of my Christmas decor, but now I thought I would show you everything put together. Trust me, I don't think I need to buy anymore Christmas stuff! (except for those Christopher Radko dishes)



You definitely know it's Christmas time when you step inside the front door!




Someone asked if I just put up the curtains for Christmas...I agree they do blend well with the Christmas decor! lol...




I was overwhelmed with the nice compliments on my mantle! Thanks again!!! It is definitely the focal point in the room...you can't miss it! =0



This pic is for L...I didn't realize you couldn't see the light up presents by the mantle.





These lanterns got alot of attention on Pintrest. Love that site! There are so many great ideas and way too many wonderful recipes.




I just bought the deer by the chair on sale for $12 the other day...couldn't pass that price up!



More deer in the niche...



Below are some of my favorite Christmas decorations....



I used the Christmas present piece on the mantle last year and decided to use it above the T.V. this year.




This Santa in the hot air balloon is so much fun!


Ha! This piece is so whimsical!



I know I just showed you the dining room last week, but thought I would take more pics for the tour.



I don't see one present under that tree! I better get busy!!









I was literally pressed against the dining room window to take this shot! lol...





On to the gingerbread and peppermint kitchen...
As you can see I decorated the tops of the lights. There is a closeup pic at the bottom of this post.



You probably remember the peppermint candle holders, gingerbread tablescape and tree from a few weeks ago.










At the last minute I decided to add a little Christmas on top of my cabinets.




I even decorated the rooster! lol



Gingerbread terrarium and trees...



My gingerbread man tassel...



I sold all of my Christmas tassels this year.



Here is a better pic of the bow and curly glitter sticks I added to the lights.


Well, I think I've shown you everything in my house! I still have my front door to show you soon.



I will show you my mom's house for my"Share Your Creations" party on Wednesday night. Great party last week! Don't forget to link up...


I have had alot of people tell me how much they enjoy looking at all of the wonderful creations!! It's a great way to find new blogs...



Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Joining Kim for Wow Us Wednesdy at Savvy Southern Style and Sherry at No Minimalist Here.




29 comments:

L said...

Kristen, I adore all of your beautiful decorations. I love your mantel this year.
I don't see your pretty light up packages this year! =) You are the reason I bought mine! ha-ha

Merry Chrsitmas to you and your family.

Gloria Westerman said...

Your home is so pretty.!!!! I love your kitchen decoration....truly magical....love it....come and decorate my house please.....

L said...

Oh, I see them now! lol
I've always liked them so I was looking for them! ;)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, your home looks absolutely gorgeous! Everything looks so warm and inviting! Your colors are perfect for decorating, during the holidays. Everything has come together beautifully! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Teri said...

Your home is so magical and full of whimsy! I have always loved your special flair!
Merry Christmas!
Teri

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your home looks stunning Kristen and so festive, I love it all! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Martina

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your house is just stunning, Kristen! Right from the front door through to the kitchen! Those lanterns are great ~ they fit right in with their shade of red. Your mantle looks amazing, and that's all I'm going to be specific about, othewise this comment will be way too long! : )

Celia said...

These are all so pretty but you know I secretly don't like you right?? not so secret anymore...
I could never have the patience to do all of this but cheers to you! very nice

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Everything is gorgeous...I love those presents by the tv...you really have some different things.

Mrs C with Style said...

Your house is beautiful! I bet your family just loves having Christmas at your house!! How long did it take you to accumulate all of your holiday goodies?

I just love it all :) Merry Christmas!

Savvy Seasons said...

Kristen,
Your home is A M A Z I N G!! It is *seriously* one of my favorites in blogland. You are so talented. Everything you create has a beautiful Kristen spin on it. You add balance, warmth, elegance, whimsy, and fun to everything you do, simply AMAZING!! Your photos are *so* magazine worthy. I've really enjoyed seeing all the fun things you create, in addition to your gardening, and home decorating. I look forward to next year, as you always bring something unique to the table.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
xo ~Liz

Gayle said...

Your home and decorations are beautiful! You inspire me! Thank you for sharing.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kristen,
Thanks for the sweet comments you left on my blog.
Your home is a gorgeous showplace!! I love all the bright "Christmas" colors you use.
Your tree, tables, & mantle are beautiful. I love the way you did the tops of your lights. Very unique and pretty.
People ask me about my furniture and if I bought it for Christmas. lol It just workded out that way and it is so nice to decorate my house for the season because of all the reds and greens.
Your curtains do blend well but I love them year round. They're so pretty!
Merry Christmas!

mishebe said...

Simply Beautiful!

Designs By Pinky said...

Kristen, your home is so beautiful and ALL of your decorations are just gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for the tour. XO, Pinky

Lori said...

Gorgeous Kristen! As always! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

NanaDiana said...

Kristen- What a beautiful, beautiful job you have done on decorating your home for Christmas. I lvoe all the color and that mantle is spectacular. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas- xo Diana

Raven/Missy said...

WOW your house and decorations are positively gorgeous! I'm not good at decorating, just don't have the gene I guess, so I live vicariously through pictures that others post of their homes and decorations. Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

debbie refresh restyle said...

Kristen, your home is holiday ready. I love every inch of it! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Debbie

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I am so far behind too Kristen. Your home looks absolutely beautiful. I just LOVE your color scheme. The extra holiday decor just added more beauty to it all. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Loved the tour, Kristen! Your home is so gorgeous!! I love it!!

Jeanette said...

Oh my God Kristen!!! You have really out done your self! The house looks absolutely amazing. Everything looks so perfect. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas xoxo Jeanette

Becca said...

I loved touring your incredible Christmas home ... wow! You truly didn't leave one detail untouched (bows on your roosters is proof of that)! Your mantel is fabulous ... love your ornaments ... your dining area is beautiful, and I love the whimsy you added in your kitchen! I'm off to tour it again! Merry Christmas. xoxo

Linda said...

Merry Greetings, Kristen!

I so enjoyed your generous tour of your home. BEAUTIFUL.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Carol said...

Everything is breathtaking! I love your decorating style!

Smiles,
Carol

Diane said...

Everyone else has pretty much used up all the good words for describing how beautifully-magical-whimsical-gorgeous-warm-inviting...etc. your home is. Love it!!!

Marianne said...

One of my favorite Christmas homes. Just beautiful Kristen. Your home is just so pretty with all of the reds and yellows. And that mantel of yours is just gorgeous. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.
Marianne :)

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