Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Home Tour

Hello, Dear Ones! I have so enjoyed this Christmas season in blogland and have loved seeing all of your homes decorated and especially the tours! It's getting late but I wanted to give you a tour of my home too! You've seen some of these snaps before but just pretend it's the first time you've seen them! :)

 We still have snow! It's melted here and there but the front yard is still covered!
This sled greets you as you come up on the front porch. The previous owners left this 1950s sled and how excited I was! I couldn't wait to poke things on it for Christmas time!
 Well, come on in ~ it's cold outside. I'm not going to say too much as I have lots of snaps to show you so just mosey around.
 Well, I couldn't be silent too long! :) You haven't seen the dining room Christmased up yet. We put a white tree in here and I put my painted on the inside Christmas balls on it.
I got some new curtains and I didn't even make them! Woo hoo!
 One more tiny word from me...I was decorating with my little grand children in mind and put together a nutcracker centerpiece for them. They gave me oohs and ahhs and I loved it!
 A few little vignettes in the kitchen.
Peeping over to the breakfast room side - yep, that's a highchair. Little Campie sits there and ooos my Christmasing! You know how I love that.
 I do love my little kitchen hutch and I have the same Walmart dishes that so many of you have. I think they are so sweet. I bought mine last year or the year before, whenever they first came out but only bought service for four. Well, this year I had to buy two more place settings and they've fancied up a little more the dinner plate! The new ones have a big clump of mistletoe at the top! I did buy the trio of little bowls that go with this set! I love them!
 The mantel in the den.
 I made this wreath years ago with the white shabby roses and hung it out here in the sun room. I just added an olden Christmas ball.
 I don't really have the sun room very presentable yet but thought I would show you a few Christmasy spots.
 I put my baker's rack out here. I thought about painting it white since all my wicker is white but as time goes on,, I'm leaning toward keeping it black. I covered it up with my white tureens. In this snap you can see how the windows are arched. I wanted to add some window coverings for privacy especially during the winter when the leaves are all gone, but am stumped as to what to do. I'm cheap too and don't want to spend three arms and a leg.
Well, that's my tour and I hope you've enjoyed it. I've so enjoyed all of your comments as you've watched me trying to set up our new/old house. Merry Christmas to you all, your families and God bless you. I'll see you sometime after Christmas as I enjoy this special time with my family.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'll Be Home For Christmas

I'll be home for Christmas
You can plan on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

I'll be home for Christmas
You can plan on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love light gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams
If only in my dreams
~ sung by Karen Carpenter

46 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tour of your beautiful home, Sheila...so much eye candy. I love the kitchen hutch and bakers rack! Did you make the beautiful ornament wreath over the mantel?
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  2. I am a little jealous of your snow Sheila ! Love all your Christmas ! The tree with the houses ..love.. The hutch in the kicthen .. Love.. The white tree in the dinig room ..Love ! All your soup tureens ..Love ! Merry Christmas !

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  3. Picture perfect and such a lovely feeling in your home Shelia! Thanks for the tour!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  4. Shelia, it's all just BEAUTIFUL!! I love this new home of yours, and the snow looks so pretty. :) The Walmart dishes look so pretty displayed in your hutch -- I hadn't thought of doing that. Hmmm. :) I love, love your red and white plates on the dining room wall and your new curtains! Thanks for giving us the Christmas tour; I love looking at everyone's pretty Christmas homes.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  5. Your house is just perfect for holiday decor! I love your kitchen wreath and all the special touches! It's welcoming and beautiful! Merry Christmas sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

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  6. You have done a wonderful job of turning your new house into a home. Happy holidays! xo

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  7. Beautiful, Sheila...you have outdone yourself. I love everything about it! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  8. Beautiful, elegant, welcoming & cozy! I can't even begin to choose my favorite part of your tour, love it all!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  9. Love the nutcrackers. Very thing is so beautiful.

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  10. Dazzling! It's so festive -- and all the more special because it is the first in your new home! I love every photo, every vignette and especially that sled! I fear my holiday home tour will have to wait till between the holidays! I suspect the family and friends would rather I have their gifts wrapped and ready than a new blog post (although I did do my tree, so at least I'm in the spirit!)

    Merriest to you, Shelia!

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  11. Your home looks just lovely all decorated for Christmas, Shelia!

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  12. Your home looks beautiful Shelia. You have some really sweet decorations (love the snowmen mugs and plate!) and I know you will have a wonderful Christmas with your family and grandkids there to help celebrate. Have a Merry Christmas. Blessings to you.
    Pam

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  13. I enjoyed the tour.....love the transferware plates on the wall!

    Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!
    Carolyn

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  14. Lovely! I hope you have the merriest Christmas and enjoy those grandchildren!

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  15. Your home is lovely! You settled right in and it is so pretty. Merry Christmas and a very bright new year to you. I have so enjoyed popping in to see what you are up to over the years. Love blogging and getting to know ladies such as you.
    God bless,
    d

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  16. I think that it was not long before Christmas last year that I first came to your wonderful blog and saw your decorations in your previous house which were wonderful. I think though that they are even nicer this year in your new home!!! I hope that you have a great Christmas with your family. Happy Christmas! xx

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  17. What a special tour of your special house! Love all the wonderful touches and know the grandchildren love spending time with you there!

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  18. The snow is gorgeous! It's supposed to get cold here for Christmas, but right now, it's cloudy and the door is propped open to 71° mugginess. EEeewwww!
    How I wish to sit in your kitchen and sip hot chocolate while looking out at all that snow!

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  19. Oh Shelia, your home looks absolutely gorgeous and so ready for Christmas!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.

    Hope you have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  20. Shelia,

    Your home is just beautiful...so warm and cozy and christmased just right! I can tell you put alot of time, effort and LOVE into it!

    Hugs,
    Jan

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  21. Your home tour and home is so pretty, warm, cozy and inviting. We have not had any sun in the last 12 days, but they are calling for snow Christmas eve :-) I also loved your transferware!

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  22. Shelia your home looks fantastic and festive. Lucky you to have snow, we are supposed to get some Christmas day. Merry Christmas!

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  23. Dear Shelia, your home is gorgeous and I have loved the tour. You've made your new home a showplace and this first Christmas is so special.
    The snow is beautiful and your photo looks like a Christmas card.

    Wishing you and your hubby a special Christmas in your new home and many blessings in the new year. Thank you for a great year of blogging and all the inspiration you share.
    Love to you!

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  24. Sheila, your home is so beautiful and I so enjoyed your little tour of it. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

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  25. Everything is beautiful!! You did a lot in a short space of time!!

    Wishing you many Christmas blessings..........xoxoxo

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  26. Merry Christmas, dear friend. I've enjoyed touring your home so much. You've certainly been busy putting Christmas touches everywhere. I can understand why your grandkids ooh and ahh over it all! I'm trying to put together photos of Christmas at our home. Hopefully it will all come together before the holidays are over!
    ~Adrienne~

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  27. I swooned with delight at your white Christmas Shelia!
    the tour of the house is truly delightful and your makeover of the house as a whole is just exquisite.
    May you, Mr Precious and the family share a truly blessed Christmas.
    fond wishes
    Rose

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  28. Lovely Sheila! You made your house a home in no time! Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas. I can feel the love. xo

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  29. I've enjoyed your holiday posts this year and knowing how happy you are to be there close to your family! Have a Very Merry Christmas!

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  30. I love your Christmas home ... all ready for Santa ... absolutely beautiful! You've wasted no time in making your new house a "home," and I know your grandkids are enjoying being able to spend time with you all, in your magical holiday home! Merry Christmas!

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  31. Everywhere I look it is so festive! How delightful! And such a wonder to the little ones. Don't you love those looks. Have a merry Christmas!

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  32. Thanks for the wonderful Christmas tour of your home! Sure looks like Christmas at your house. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
    Jeannette

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  33. So festive. how great that you have the 1950s sled. We have hubby's but it looks a little older from use. Ha!
    Having snow pics is wonderful for a Christmas home tour. Did you plan that!? Ha!
    No snow in KY right now. Will wait to see if we get some flakes for Christmas? I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas.
    Sheila@mykentuckyliving

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  34. Shelia,
    Truly your home is perfectly charming and beautifully decorated for family and Christmas. I just bet your family is thrilled and honored that you moved close to them-what lucky children and grandchildren they are!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  35. Everything is just gorgeous Sheila! Love the white tree and your new curtains. Don't we love it when we get oohs and aahs from the little ones? Lucky for you they left that sweet sled! Have a very Merry one!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  36. Merry Christmas Sheila to you and your family!! Your home looks so beautiful.

    Kathy

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  37. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. the house looks so lovely; filled with the spirit of the holiday.

    I am so impressed with your collection of tureens...sensational! And you have displayed them perfectly.

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  38. Sheila, you home is lovely all decked out with beautiful decor and trimmings. The spirit of Christmas is in your home. Than ks for sharing your beautiful home. Merry Christmas to you and yours. xo

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  39. Your home for Christmas is so very beautiful, warm, cozy and wonderfully festive!...So glad you will have a white Christmas...love how you decorated with those fabulous nutcrackers!...Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

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  40. Merry first NY Christmas in your new home! Many blessings!

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  41. I enjoyed this house tour. I know I have told you before your home with its large front porch is very welcoming. I like the 2 nativity scenes and all the festive touches you have created. Merry Christmas to you.

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  42. Shelia and family, I'm so happy for you being in your new home for Christmas.. Your decorations are wonderful and so special because you had your Grandchildren in mind for so many of them.
    Your sweet personality shows everywhere one can look.
    I have the same white tureen with the grapes (the one on the left on the second shelf of your baker's rack). My Mom got it many, many years ago with yellow stamps.. I treasure it and have it on top of my oak hutch in my kitchen..
    I send my very best wishes for a marvelous day, today, Christmas day. Wishes also for a new year that will bring you all that your heart desires, especially good health and happiness.
    I don't have a blog of my own, but yours is one that I love to follow.. Always so uplifting.
    Merry Christmas !
    Charlotte in Virginia

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    1. Thank you so much, Charlotte for popping in to see me. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. I'm so honored you would choose to visit my blog.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  43. Shelia,
    I felt as if I'd seen Christmas "through the eyes of a child", dear friend!!!
    Like your precious grands, I oohed and ahhed all the way through your lovely home!
    Merry Christmas!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  44. Merry Christmas, Shelia!! Everything looks lovely!

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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 :)