Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Home Tour Tuesday---Deck the Halls

Hey friends! It's Tuesday and that can only mean one thing---Home Tour Tuesday! I must admit, this week's Holiday theme has me as excited as ever to take an inside look into your homes to see how each of y'all deck your own halls! And if you can't tell by my plethora of pictures, I absolutely love Christmas!

{Warning: Serious picture overload ahead!}

The Kitchen







The Dining Room








Powder Room


Me seconds before I ...

tripped and fell over my own feet right in the middle of a shot!

Family Room








My mother made this Christmas book for me in 1980 for my first Christmas. It is an ABC book of Christmas. It's my most treasured Christmas decoration of all and one day soon, Sweet Bean will have a book just like mine to call her own.


This elf has been in the family since 1976. He finds his place somewhere among the Christmas decorations every year!

The Sitting Room









Stairs





Guest Bedroom







Guest Bath




Candy, candy, everywhere!





Outside

Our backyard

Front of the house



If you're in the neighborhood, stop on by! I know one sweet someone that'd be happy to see you!




Next week's Home Tour Tuesday theme is: Trim the Tree. Take lots of photos of your Christmas tree and get ready to share 3 to 5 of your favorite Christmas ornaments, plus the story behind what makes them special.  Daphne and I can't wait to see y'all back here next week and as always, thanks for participating!





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Be Merry!

43 comments:

melismama said...

Hi, I just found your wonderful blog and love it! I linked up for you also. I love how you hung the stockings from your bed footboard! Happy HOlidays!

Jen said...

Hi! Love it all. Your home is lovely and your front door is fabulous!!!
That candy wouldn't 5 min. around here!
I'll be back to link up later!

KatiePerk said...

What a Christmas wonderland! It all looks amazing!

Candace said...

When can I move in???

flip flops and pearls said...

Looking good girl!! I am so glad our great minds collided for this brilliant idea!!!

I pray that I can get well so I can get my CRAZY MESH on my front door too.You'rs is awesome. So warm & inviting. So, when am I coming over? :)

Hope your day is great!

The Regal Pup said...

I am slightly obsessed and jealous of your house! Looks great Shannon! You should also add interior decorator to your resume! :) Enjoy your day!

P.S. Cute dress on GG too!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Whoa picture overload! I loved every minute of it!!! Looks like the guest room is all ready for me when I come to visit!! :)

Your decorations are wonderful! That must have taken you days to complete!!!

TeachingInHeels said...

I love your decorations!! And the Christmas book your mom made you is just so cute!! I love that idea...

Mungee's Ma said...

I just can't get over how absolutely gorgeous your house is!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

u are making us look bad by decorating the guestroom. i've never thought of that. my poor guests must hate me this time of year!
i wanna come...i'll eat all the candy and sleep like a queen!

love miss gg's hohoho dress! sweet baby girl!

loved all the pictures! love how you have ur tree decorated...mine is just plain w/lights and no ornaments! until next year!

linkin up in a min...adding my recipe

Jennifer said...

Wow...you really add XMas decorations to the guest bedroom?? You are good. I love it all. I think I may have seen a few Target finds in there. The fact that you guys have candy all around the house is great. I know I have seen you do that for other holidays. I would be 900 lbs. by the end of the season! And the book that your mom made you and that little elf are so special. I am sure you treasure them dearly. I truly love your style. Your home is so cozy and welcoming. You are truly blesses. Okay, where the heck is your recipe?? Weren't we supposed to include that? Unless I am reading wrong these days which is pretty possible...LOL! Have a great day :0

I Do Declare said...

Everthing looks beautiful!!! I love all your details, right down to the stockings in the guest room...and especially the sweet book that your mom made for you!!!! I wanted SO badly to get my act together and particpate in this! Next week, next week!

Michelle said...

You have a beautiful house and I love your decorations! I wish I had half the creativity you do! And that book is too cute!

Auntie D said...

Looks great!! Love all the decor! :) Now just have to take some pictures myself so I can participate. Have a great day!

Kristin said...

Beautiful!

I love that corner bench in your kitchen!

Jennie said...

You have such a gorgeous house! We haven't put up a single decorate yet... hopefully this week. Also, I couldn't help but notice that you are one of those intriguing people who is capable of keeping candy around the house :)

New Mommy!!! said...

OMG! Your house is to die for! Beautiful!
I love the big pic of Santa on your book shelves, the little elf, and your Christmas Book that your mother made. How special is that! What a wonderful keepsake to have. I have a Christmas Book that I started too that you document what happened each Christmas, but it's nothing like that!

Your house looks beautiful! WE have littl touches all over our house too for the Season, but your house puts ours to shame, ha!

Great post! Miss G, fab and adorable as ever!

New Mommy!!! said...

Can you pass me some peanut M&Ms through the computer. Yummy. We always had a dish of those growing up in my house too! If I did that now, though Hubs and I would eat the whole thing! I don;t have the will power, ha!

Ashley said...

Your decorations are AMAZING!! You have ever corner covered and yet it doesn't look over done. I'm totally jealous. I think I need to start collecting a lot more decorations. Great job decoration and wonderful pictures too!

Kelley said...

I just happened to post about this today on my blog! I'll have to link up now :) LOVE LOVE LOVE all your decorations

Annie said...

your home is gorgeous!!! LOVE all the decor!! :) i thought i went all out ;)
thanks for sharing so many pics with us!!

Momma Wilson said...

Okay, I'm officially obsessed with your house! I love, love, love it!!!

Jumping Jack said...

Beautiful Shannon! I love that you decorate the guest bedroom and all of the bathrooms. I was really hoping to link up today, but sadly my house is still not decorated! :(

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Your home is AMAZING. The Christmas decor just makes it even more beautiful. I love all the details and touches. Simply gorgeous.

Sarah Beth - Dixie Gator Gal said...

I love your decorations. Everything is just perfect. My favorite is the garland on your porch and front door decorations. What a welcoming home.

Traci said...

I love how you've decorated!! I'm so glad I found your blog through Karen. The last couple of pics are the best!!

Lindsay said...

Your house looks gorgeous :)

SassySillySpunky said...

I LOVE the outside of your house. It looks so great. I'm also loving your mantle. I have so many things I would love to decorate in my house, but just not enough room for all my ideas!

The White House said...

Beautiful! I wish I could put all of my stuff out.. Keller would tear it all down though! Just glad she hasn't shown much interest in the tree!! Everything looks great!!!

Kaysie said...

I LOVE your house! All the decorations look amazing. I need to incorporate more gift/present-looking decor into my Christmas decorating scheme. By the way, I love the giant fork on the wall in the background of one of your photos. So cute!

Suze said...

Love love your christmas decor @ your house! SOOOO tastefully beautifully decorated!!!! GG is sooo cute! I have to know where you got her smocked dress?! :)

Hope your having a good day!

Liz said...

Shannon, Your house looks beautiful!!! I had planned on adding additional photos but didn't get around to it today, so I linked up with last weeks post! :)

Kristy said...

Gorgeous!! I LOVE all the Christmas decorations? I want that in my house

Busy Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by... I adore all your decor! I love your house! enjoy your holiday season! we finally have a little crispness in the air to make it feel more like Christmas.. although I must confess, I do not like the cold AT ALL!!

blueviolet said...

I have those gold wire trees too! Your home is absolutely gorgeous, truly.

Liz said...

The term "overachiever" does not do you justice! Even bed linens and bathrooms?!? You are a better woman than I, Shannon!

Cool Gal said...

Shannon,

Your house looks absolutely beautiful! You've given me some great ideas!

Love the book. Wow - 1980! I feel old! LOL!

Mama K said...

When can I move in?! Haha...LOVE your house!! The decorations are wonderful! I have had an absolutely crazy-busy day! Sorry I didn't get to join in, but I will link up next week and just throw in some pics of my other decorations as well :)

Karen At Home said...

Hi Shannon, your home looks so lovely!!! You have so much talent, I need to fly you up here to Cleveland to help me out!!
You don't know how bummed I am that I have nothing to link up to today! The flu has really thrown a monkey wrench into our holiday plans and this working momma's time is stretched so thin as it is! I am still not feeling 100% and either is Jillian. Jeff is starting to fight off the bug now a bit too so it has been a bit of a challenge for us this week, that is for sure. I feel accomplished just putting my porch topiaries out and cleared off my mantel today on my day off just to START decorating. Hopefully things will improve here soon.

I miss chatting with you, I feel like we were glued at the hip for weeks between the blog makeover and the ornament exchange. I feel a bit lost without you! LOL! Honestly, your home is beautiful. Such a lovely place for GG to grow up in. Talk to you soon!

Karen

Emily said...

I LOVE your house! it is just gorgeous! Your Christmas decorations are amazing as well!!! Plus you sure have a precious little sweet pea living in your house as well:)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Your house is so pretty! I love the Holiday touches in every room!

Joy said...

love all the decorations I need to get my behind in gear and get all of mine done! like now

Jenn said...

I'm lovin' all of your Christmas decorations... You've got it goin' on girl! Wow...

But, I love your Christmas Book the most. What a wonderful idea and a true treasure. :)

I've gotta find time to make one!

Jenn