Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Tour 1

Welcome!

I don't know about you, but I can not get going this year.  These are just a small group of pictures, because these are the only areas clean and presentable.  I guess I'll be done by the 25th no matter what:-)

Come on in!

 Our staircase and first tree greet you as you open the door.
 Looking into the one clean and decorated room - the dining room.  Do you notice something on my newel post?  Part of the strand of lights just went out.  It happens every year somewhere!!  Drives me crazy, but I'm not searching for the problem this year.  I just don't have the time or the patience.
 The centerpiece was new last year, and I leave it out all winter.  I just add a little greenery and baubles to the light, the shades are on all year too.
 I put some red Christmas dishes in front of my regular dishes and that's about it.  I did decide to wash everything in here because it just looked a little grimy.  I like that Christmas sparkle!
 This is the best shot of the plates.  They are tin, and there are 4 different designs.  I've had them for years.  {click to enlarge}
 My little server is home to our nativity.  This is granddaughter Elizabeth's favorite.  She knows that I hide baby Jesus in the drawer and she always takes him out, just for a minute.  We don't tell the boys, for I am afraid that we would never find baby Jesus again.
 The pieces are newer {since I've been married} but the creche was my grandparents and I used to play with it at their house a long time ago.  I don't know where the figures went, but I'm happy to have the creche.
 Our little wine closet is spiffed up for the season.  Santa swinging from the bottle....

 And a shot of tree #2.  This is in our room and I think it's my favorite.  Tomorrow I am going to show and tell a little about these first 2 trees.  
Until then...


Merry Christmas!


I'm joining Robin for her All Things Merry and Brite Party
and Kim for her Boring to Better Party

18 comments:

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sue, Everything is so pretty. Love your Christmas dishes! Please join my party starting 12/15.
Happy Holidays,
Sherry

Debbie said...

Hi Sue nice to meet you. Coming over from Kim's party and now following your new lovely blog. Your home is stunning. I love your header too, very happy nice looking family. Hope to see you soon. Debbie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful tour. Love your trees and the dining room hutch looks lovely with the added dishes. Thanks for joining the party again!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your beautiful stairway...you have a lovely home! ♥

spindlecottage said...

I love the big tree--it is so full and full of stuff--love them like that. The stairway is so pretty too. Love the colors on your walls, too!

Pamela said...

It all looks lovely! Thanx for inviting us in! What a gorgeous front door!

Linda said...

What a lovely home you have! Your Christmas trees are so pretty!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Everything is just beautiful!! Did you say that those beautiful dishes are tin!! Who would have known!!

Hugs,
Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Gorgeous! Everything looks wonderful. Happy to have found you from All Things Heart and Home.

Honey at 2805 said...

Gorgeous Home. Everything is so very lovely. I have just become your latest follower. Hoping you will stop by for a visit and maybe be a friend.

The Inspired Nest said...

Everything is pretty and looks effortless. Your entryway tree is amazing.
Lacy

Jerri said...

Beautiful home! Love your tree!

Brenda Kula said...

First, what a pretty sweeping staircase you have there! Your house looks so pretty with holiday festive touches added.
Brenda

Shelia said...

Hi Sue! Oh, your home is just stunning! Look at your staircase! OOOH! Squeal!! Your tree and all of your decorating is just beautiful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Robin said...

Gorgeous Sue. Everything looks gorgeous. Your foyer took my breath and I love the nativity!
xo
Robin
Thanks to the moon for linking up to All Things Merry & Brite! I sure hope you come back next week!

Shaunna said...

This is GORGEOUS. Looks like it came straight out of a magazine. I found you through Kim's party...love your decor. Hope you can come link up to the Christmas challenge at my place. So nice to have met you! -shaunna :)

Designs By Pinky said...

2 beautiful trees and stairway!!! I am a floral designer and decorate people's homes at Christmas too! Yours is gorgeous, you need NO help:):) I never would ahve guessed those beautiful plates are tin!!! XO, Pinky