Monday, December 14, 2009

Come Peek Inside My Holiday Home!

(And Advent Days 13 & 14)

Let me take you through a little tour of our home this Christmas season. My living room and kitchen trees stayed the same, with a few ornaments added, though I added a touch of "Christmas Through A Child's Eyes" to the rest of my home. Now that we have Little Levi, I want to have fun and festive things around for him to look at and remember. I believe there is a way to make "fun and festive" pretty, too! I did my best to get the best of both worlds. Here we go!

Let's start with the Living Room.

Since we got married, we have been collecting Old World Christmas ornaments. They are hands down my favorite. They just scream "traditional" to me. There are so many fun shapes and each year we purchase a new one that represents that year!

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All of the different colors in the ornaments make the tree shimmer and sparkle. It's just pretty.

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This year, we purchased several ornaments to represent our year.

Like this one: A Snowman Husby, Snowman Whitney and Snowman Baby Weebie!

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Weebie's First Christmas. I write on the bottom of the ornaments the year that we purchased it and why.

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And we added this one, simply because we had to! It's a Doctor's Bag!

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I love our big tree. I could leave it up all year. But I don't want to be a weirdo.

Now, let's take a gander at the very place that Mr. Claus himself makes his grand entrance....!!!

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We found some monogrammed stockings which was exactly what I wanted! I traded in my "pretty" stocking holders for these houses and I LOVE them! They even light up and the colors change every few seconds. SO fun. Husby's is Santa's Workshop, mine is the Church, and Weebie's is the Toy Shoppe! So cute.

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I really hope they still sell these when we have more children, because they're my favorite stocking hangers I've ever owned.

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I really need to get my presents wrapped and under the tree! I should designate a day for that this week.

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And of course, we can't forget the vase.

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Now let's go to the kitchen.

Here is my little kitchen tree that sits atop the countertop!

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Cutesy!

The kitchen table this year is designated to the man himself....

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Jolly Ole St. Nick!

I love these plates. They came from Pottery Barn and I just love how each plate has a different Santa. See?

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SO fun! The chargers and red swirly plates came from PB years earlier. I used the same plates and chargers last year for my table, but with Santa added, it makes for a completely different look! I used Santa as my theme since it's Weebie's first Christmas. I thought he'd enjoy it. :)

(And, errr, because I LOVE Santa Claus...)

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I found the accessories for the table and Hobby Lobby and Pier 1. Yay!

Okay, let's head on over to Levi's room.


This soft, sweet tree came from Glam*Ma when I was pregnant with Levi last year. She had it in my room at home on Christmas to represent my little bebe. Then she gave it to me for his room! He LOVES it!

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The lights gently flicker and change colors. It is so very soothing.

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Here it is with the lights off.

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And I saw this and had to have it, too. So Levi has two trees in his room. Lucky. ;)

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Cutesy.

And this is on the entry table when you walk inside.

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And here is another Advent calendar and I hid little candies inside. Husby promised me he would eat one every day, but he has yet to do it. If only Levi had teeth.... ;)

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Last but not least, my newest, most exciting new addition to my Christmas decor!!!

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A VILLAGE!!!!! Straight out of a Hallmark Christmas movie. Oh, I love love love it. I need more people, though. But regardless, I love it!!

So far, I have a Pharmacy (which represents my Dad...he's a pharmacist), a Church, a House and a Train Station!

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Here's me inside cooking...

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Oh my village. How I love my village. I want to jump inside and live there! It's just so cozy, festive and warm. I love it.

Well, there you have it! You have seen all the Christmas decor this chica has to offer! I have so enjoyed peeking inside your homes and hope you have enjoyed mine as well.

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Day 13.
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Day 14.
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So far, our story is as follows:

Caesar Augustus said that a census must be taken. So Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem to register. Mary was going to have a baby. An angel told Mary her baby would be the Son of God. In Bethlehem, it came time for Mary to have her baby. But there was no room for them at the inn. So she had her Son in a stable. She wrapped him up in swaddling clothes...and laid him in a manger.
In a field nearby, shepherds tended their flocks. An angel appeared and the shepherds were afraid. "Do not be afraid," said the angel.
"I bring you news of great joy. Today in Bethlehem, a Saviour has been born."

33 comments:

  1. Your home looks so pretty! Love your village and the kitchen tree. Your old world ornaments are so beautiful. Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing your house again this year. My sister is still looking for a miniature KitchenAid mixer ornament like the one you showed us last year. She loves your trees too:)

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  2. I've been looking forward to this post and it didn't disappoint! Your festive home is beautiful. So very cosy and tasteful. I've been wanting a Christmas village for years...maybe I should just go ahead and start collecting!

    Incidentally, I've been blogging about my Christmas decorations recently and couldn't remember where I originally saw the baubles in a vase idea. I wonder if I saw it on your blog? If so, credit where credit is due...thanks for the idea! I'm also planning to totally steal your Christmas tree in the kitchen idea...fantastic!

    Merry Christmas!

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  3. Oh my goodness your house looks so cute and festive!!! :)

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  4. Your home looks BEAUTIFUL!! I loved the ornaments, monogrammed stockings, Santa plates, red candles with belts(absolutely cute!), the village, all the christmas trees....everything!!

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  5. Everything looks gorgeous. I especially like Weeb's little frosty looking white tree. Now, remember, next year to watch out for those heavy stocking hangers! We don't want Levi pulling one down on his head when he is big enough to grab hold of those stockings!

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  6. Everything is so pretty! I absolutely love the Christmas village.

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  7. What beautiful decorations around the house! So festive :)

    Where did you buy your Christmas village from? I want to secretly start one for my husband next year, so I hope to collect some end of season this year :) Would love to know if you get a chance! Thanks.

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  8. It looks gorgeous, Whitney! Just adorable. I just love your tree! I would leave it up all year if I were you ;-)

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  9. It's beautiful Whitney!!! I love your tree and all the fun ornaments. I especially love the fun tree as the centerpiece on your table! Your home always looks so warm and inviting!

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  10. I love you and your blog!!! Seeing your beautiful home makes me wish for the time that my man and I will have a nice home and we can start our own family. It makes me ache (but in a good way lol).

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  11. My favorite is the village. It reminds me of my sweet Grandma and her Christmas village.

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  12. It all looks beautiful! I love those Santa plates. They have such a classic Christmas look to them.

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  13. LOVE, LOVE, the village stocking holders!

    Your new village reminds me of the massive one that my Memaw would put out each year. Seriously, her hutch was covered in different houses, trees, and such. I loved it. Sadly, it became too much for my grandfather to get down from the attic. Thanks for the reminding me of that special time.

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  14. I love the advent calendar with the candy inside. Cute! And the village is really pretty.

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  15. Whitney, your home looks beautiful. And your tree...oh my goodness, it's gorgeous!

    Where did you get those stocking hangers? I definitely want to get some for us...since I'm such a sucker for little house and lights!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  16. as always, so beautiful, Whitters! I love it! Your house is a Hallmark card. And can I just say that I am SO glad you love Santa and are sharing that with the Weebers. So many people seem to be losing touch with that and it's sad to me. Obviously, we know the real meaning of Christmas, but Santa is wonderful and magical and I think every child should get to experience that and I'm so happy Levi will have it. :) You are a fabulous Mom.

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  17. I love your decorations! Your tree is so beautiful, but its still so personal, too. Great balance!

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  18. I LOVE Old World Ornaments, and I love getting news ones to represent each passing year. And I'm glad someone else writes on the bottom of theirs, too :) My mom has been collecting them for us since we were babies, and she gives them to us when we get married, so I get mine next year -- woohoo! This year she got me an engagement ring. Love it. ANd love your trees! :)

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  19. ohhhh, I love the stocking holders, can I ask where you got them? The christmas decorations all look gorgeous!

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  20. I'm Romi's big sister and yes, I've been looking for that mixer ornament ever since I first laid eyes on it in last years Christmas post.
    Romi and I love your blog and I don't think there is another baby in the world as cute as Little L!
    Have a blessed holiday!

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  21. Everything looks so beautiful as usual! You just have an 'eye' for decorating, you are so good! Where did you get the stocking holders? I absolutely love them! And I LOVE the village! I feel your excitement about it!

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  22. You have quite the knack for decorating. Everything looks gorgeous. Do you keep those plates out all the time for show? Do you eat off of them every night or is that just for Christmas Day?

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  23. Your home is so beautiful! It has such a lovely feel and look. I hope one day I can have a home that looks and feels as welcoming and festive as yours.

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  24. Looks good! I like the tree in Levi's room--so sweet.

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  25. I love your decorations, Whitney!! Everything is so beautiful and cozy!! :)

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  26. Yea! I love it! My favorite is the big Christmas tree with the ornaments that you collect, but it is all soo pretty!

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  27. You home is just so beautiful! Could you come and decorate mine? I am definitely lacking that girl gene!

    If you get a chance you should come over to my blog and enter my giveaway!

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  28. Your child is SO DARN ADORABLE!!!! That smile...agh!

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  29. Whitney your house is amazing! You've managed to make it completely gorgeous, but still make it look like a comfortable home.. Want to come do mine next year?!?

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  31. Surfing through blogs and I found yours! love it. :) I love what you've done with your home for the Holidays and I wanted to tell you about something that we do in our own home that you may like. We take our village houses and put them on top of our kitchen cabinets (since we have so many. It looks lovely all lit up.

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May the Lord bless you and keep you safe today! Thanks for the comment, friends! :)

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