Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Home Tour 2011



Hello, Dear Ones! Aren't these Christmas parties so much fun? Well, I wanted to jump in with my home tour too. So we'll start at the front doors...which most of you have already seen.

Peek-a-boo Chloe Dawn! :) My fuzzy faced baby!


As you step inside the entry you'll see my Christmas tree.


A peep into my Christmas living room, very simple and filled will my Nativity sets. Oh, just so you'll know ~ those Christmas pillows travel around the house! :)


The Christmas sun was shining through the windows when I snapped these. I have Nativites on both these tables.


We leave the living room, cross the entry floor and now we're in my dining room, decked simply for Christmas. Well, the table has exploded a little!


Another view of the dining room.


Here is my little hutch in the breakfast room. You will notice the high chair, with no grandbaby. But this little Christmas bunny, which I made about 20 years ago, will just have to do for now. :(
Long distant grandmothering is hard.


My Christmas kitchen.

It's clean, just for you Dear Ones. :)

So many of you liked this side of the kitchen filled with snow, I thought I'd show it to you again.


I got a little more festive in the den. We spend most of our time in here ~ watching TV and blogging!
If you visit me very often, you'll notice my dog house looks a little funny. Mr. Precious decided to fill it with crystal pieces and scattered in my Staffordshire pups. Well, I've just been too busy with Christmasing to rearrange it at the moment.


Another view of the den.

Here on top of Mr. Precious' TV set is a little village. I got this little Cat's Meow Village at a blog auction last year ~ how cute.


The other side of the den. Sparkly and bright!

There you see my Crystal Bar...no drinkie poohs, just crystal pieces. But at Christmas time it's filled with a snow scene and you've seen my copy cat wreath, if not you can see it here.

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful...I can't help myself...let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! :)

Oh, and I can't forget the powder room ~ angels to watch over us. Yes, ma'am! :)


Hope you've enjoyed the Christmas tour of my home. Now if you want to bring me a present, I have Santie hats waiting for you, just pick one. :)



Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~ have to sing this one for you because last night we were invited by our pastor and wife to attend 2nd Baptist Church in Houston's Christmas Celebration with Michael W. Smith! Former President Bush and Mrs. Barbara were there! Oh, it was wonderful! Now sing with me... :)

Emmanuel

Emmanuel, Emmanuel
Emmanuel, Emmanuel
Wonderful Counselor
Lord of Life, Lord of All
He is the Prince of Peace,
Mighty God, Holy One
Emmanuel, Emmanuel
~ sung by Michael W. Smith

70 comments:

  1. I'm coming to visit soon, I can't wait to see your house in person because it is sooooo beautiful :) I'll bring you the gift of a hug, hope you like 'em. Thanks for sharing all the beauty with us, I can't decide which room is my favorite but it may be the den ... or the kitchen ... or ... oh never mind.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  2. Shelia your house is so beautifully decorated for Christmas. I love every room. Wish I could pop in for a visit! Blessings, Pamela

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  3. Your home is just beautiful, Shelia...so warm and cozy and neat as a pin! I'm jealous {as I look around at the morning mess!!}. Your dining room table looks fabulous as do all of your pretty decorations!

    Happy Holidays!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. Shelia, I always enjoy touring your house for Christmas! Everything always looks sooooo beautiful!! I'd love to come for a visit...with a gift, just to enjoy tea with you and to wear that Santie hat!! ♥

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  5. Your home is just beautiful! You've done a wonderful job on your front door too. I don't know which room is my favorite, but I think I could spend a wonderful Christmas there!
    Candy

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  6. Shelia
    Your whole house is lovely.
    I especially like your breakfast room hutch and your cozy den.
    I too am a long distance g'ma, but
    this year 3 of my 8 g'children will be here!
    Blessings-Kimberly

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  7. Shelia, you've outdone yourself again! Beautiful, welcoming and cozy are just a few of the words that describe your Christmas Home Tour!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  8. Everythig looks so pretty and ready for Christmas! Love the kitchen! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  9. I LOVE the door wreaths and garland. Of course, you tree is fabulous. I'm still waiting for you to let me know if I can post a photo of your tree on my blog...pretty please??? Everything is gorgeous...the dining room, the kitchen, the bar serving area. You went all out and it's all just gorgeous!

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  10. My Dear Ms. Song, your home is delightful. It looks so clean and neat and cozy. I would feel so at ease there. I love the surprise in the little bar cabinet with the beautiful wreath. I think you have done a great job and I sure hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season and all your dreams and wishes come true. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  11. What a exquisite home tour, Shelia! I feel like a special guest being invited into your warm and inviting home. Everything is delightful!

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  12. Everything is just beautiful, Shelia, but I still just drool whenever I look at your mantle!

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  13. Oh My Goodness,
    what a beautiful home tour you have given us. So much beauty to feast our eyes upon, to warm our hearts and lift our spirits..
    I'll be dreaming of this tonight.

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  14. Your tiny house is just filled with gorgeousness!!!! Merry Christmas Shelia!!!!

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  15. Your house looks wonderful and inviting as always, Shelia! I'll bet long-distance grandmothering IS hard--but if that baby could see what's cooking at Grandma's, I bet they'd make tracks for your house! :)

    Hope your spirits are as bright as your decorations. Everything looks wonderfully Christmasy!

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  16. Shelia your home is beautiful all decked out for Christmas! Thanks for inviting us into your lovely home for the holidays.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  17. Your home looks so pretty Sheila!! Love the front door too! Everything is so warm and cozy... Kristen

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  18. I love it and looks as if miss Bunny does as well!

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  19. Pickle your home has got to be one of the prettiest ones in blogland..I truly do mean that girl as you can see all the love you have put into each and every room..I loved it on RMS and still do..Hope you have the best week ever..and I know about long distance grandma..but I do have my little Landen James 4 miles from me..I'm truly blessed girl..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  20. Your home is always beautiful, but decked out for the holidays it is stunning! Love the tree and snowflake pillows on the couch.

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  21. Your entrance is spectacular!!! Love the creative touches you have added through your home, so welcoming!!! xo HHL

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  22. WOW, you went all out and it shows. What a gorgeous home you have so full of love, warmth, and the spirit of the season. Thank you so much for sharing! I've been really bad about commenting, due to being busy, BUT I have really enjoyed all your holiday decor and your sweet personality to go with it! Happy Holidays! xoxo ~Liz

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  23. Very pretty, Shelia! Love your wreaths and garland around your front door and your family room looks so warm and welcoming.

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  24. So very cheerful and welcoming....beautiful and so neat!!! Merry Christmas....Cleo

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  25. Oh my gosh, your house is exquisite. The tree is gorgeous. Everything is simply beautiful. I'm so happy I was able to take the tour. Thanks so much.

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  26. Shelia your home looks beautiful and very festive! I love all your Christmas decor! Thanks for taking us on the tour! Martina

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  27. I am so glad you shared this wonderfully festive post at my Christmas party, Sheila-thank you so much! I love the way you have decorated your whole home; from the front door right through to the candles in your kitchen! I too wish I could fly on over right now and see everything in person!!

    Blessings and best Christmas wishes,
    Natasha.

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  28. You have a warm and cozy home! I can just imagine sitting in those comfy chairs by the fire and the tree lit up in the foyer casting a nice glow.

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  29. Girl if I could come and visit you I would gladly bring you a gift...don't know what since you have such gorgeous things...but I would think of something!!

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  30. Shelia, your home looks just amazing. I love how colorful and classy everything is. Merry Christmas!

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  31. Love the way you have decorated your pretty home for the holidays. Happy Holidays! Pat

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  32. It looks so cozy and inviting! A perfect place to celebrate Christmas!

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  33. Wow Wow Wow! Beautiful. It looks so cozy and inviting. I love all of the colors. My favorite is your mantel and the kitchen!!! I LOVE kitchens LOL.
    Merry Christmas to you!

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  34. Thanks so much for the Christmas tour, it was lovely! Your home is beautiful. Thanks for the fun, dear lady.
    Love and hugs, Cindy

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  35. Hi Shelia! I am super mesmerized from the pictures of your home. I looooove every Christmas detail of everything. And that Christmas village is one of my greatest dreams too.

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  36. Love your merry looking decor! Looks like Santa will want to linger at your pretty home this year. Wishing you merriment and blessings this Christmas season.

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  37. Wonderful tour. Everything is so pretty and so festive. Thanks for letting us take a peek!!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  38. I enjoyed your tour very much...you have a lovely home. Merry Christmas Trish

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  39. It's all just beautiful, Shelia! I adore your cozy and warm kitchen! xo

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  40. Everything looks so pretty Sheila !
    You done good girl ! I am not ready for all of this yet !

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  41. OH my Sheila... You really is ready to welcome the Lord's birth.

    What a warm and welcoming home. Everything is absoulutely beautiful. Love every details.

    Happy TTT-...

    Greetings from Stockholm,
    /chie

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  42. Oh Sheila...sooo pretty and ready for Christmas....everything is soo beautiful.you have done a wonderful decorating job...thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us...phyllis

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  43. Looks like you're all set for Christmas Shelia, everything looks great! Love your tree and your copy cat wreath is just beautiful! Enjoy the holidays:@)

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  44. Shelia dear, your home is just glorious!! What a great job of decorating..I love it!

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  45. Just me again..had to come back for a second look..I will probably come back again..so look for me! :)
    Your mantel is what I would have liked mine to look like..but then the snowmen would have been miserable. You know how THAT goes..:)
    Love'n hugs,
    Mona

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  46. Your home looks beautiful anytime, but especially so at Christmas, Shelia.

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  47. Just gorgeous, Shelia. So many wonderful and inviting spaces. So pretty!

    Barb

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  48. Hello Sheila - your home is lovely, most especially decorated for Christmas - beautiful!
    Kathy

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  49. Love it all. The touches of red throughout your home are so welcoming. The wreath is fantastic. Enjoy your week, Pam

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  50. You have a lovely and festive home! Very warm and welcoming!

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  51. Shelia, it is all perfect. From the front door and all the way through I love everything.

    You have created a welcoming and festive Christmas home celebration.

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  52. Wow. Everything is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration. I wanted a closer look at your little dog. ;) We used to have a miniature schnauzer named Chloe. :)

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  53. Wow! You do a great job of decorating for Christmas. Puts my little tree and one wreath right to shame :)

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  54. Oh my sweet sister, you did a marvelous job in spreadin' the cheer 'round your beautiful home.

    The Alpha Males laugh at me for seepin' into the loo with decorations. Oh well, it makes my heart sing!

    I just want to let you know I was closest to my long distance grandmother than I was my granny who lived a couple miles from us. 'Just sayin' sweetie.

    God bless ya and have a most beautiful time with friends and family.

    Giveaway...my place...ya'll come. I'll leave a light on and throw out a platter of my world famous homemade fudge!!! Heeehehe! :o)

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  55. I enjoyed your home tour! Everything looks really pretty!

    Merry Christmas!

    Katherine

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  56. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    Thank you for your Christmas house tour. Its been lovely. Everything is so into place and you are set for the big day. I love your kitchen!! very nice. We both have the same red pot. Isn't it a great one? Thats what I use to make the no knead bread.
    hope you have a great evening.
    Judi

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  57. Sheila your home is so festive and beautiful. Love it all!

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  58. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments. Your decorations are beautiful!!

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  59. Beautiful home!! Thanks for sharing all the Christmasy goodness! :)

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  60. Everything looks lovely Sheila! I love the tree in the living room..it's beautiful! Angie xo

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  61. I wanna live in your house! It's so cozy, colorful & clean! Now, just to let you know...I copied Joy's banister. AND...your fireplace is next!!!! LOL The copy-cat has been copied!!!

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  62. Everything looks just beautiful, Shelia. I love your pretty tree.
    Have a very Merry and Bright Christmas. :))

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  63. I think we would all love to live in your home...or have you decorate ours! Your den looks gorgeous...cozy and beautiful! Happy holidays! I'm enjoying your songs so much this season! ♥♥♥

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  64. Shelia,your home is so pretty and I love all of your decor. Every room and every detail is just perfect. Hugs, Marty

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  65. Everything looks so festive Sheila! I love the way your decorate. I wish I could see it in person!

    Nancy

    p/s stop by my blog today...there's a surprise there for you!

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  66. Your home is wonderfully festive, I enjoyed my "visit".

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  67. I'm overwhelmed at how beautiful your home is dressed for Christmas...well, it's beautiful any time, but you know what I mean..I hope. :) All is merry and bright in your lovely home.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  68. Hi Sheila,
    Your home is lovely1
    I love the cloches with the balls!
    Every room is so beautiful!
    Theresa

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  69. Shelia,
    My, dear friend, how lovely your home is all decked out for Christmas!!! Thank you for the invitation to tour!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)