Monday, December 15, 2008

My Christmas House Tour.....

Welcome to my house! Come on in and see some of our decorations! When you step up on my porch, one thing you will see are the sleds my DH had when he was a kid. They sit here decorated every Christmas.



As you step into the house, you will find 2 pictures in the entryway. This first one was sewn by me about 25 years ago! I have always been in love with Santa's! I believe this was my first counted cross stitch project!


This picture was just made by me last winter. I found it in a free sample magazine I received in the mail and loved it to I made something for myself once again!


My powder room is decorated with pine trees. These candle trees were given to me by my husband about 12 years ago. The picture does not do them justice... they are pretty neat little trees.


As you come into my kitchen, you will find this bucket on the counter top filled with past years Santa pictures, this years Christmas cards from friends and a bunch of candy canes!



I have been collecting Santa's since I was a teen. You will find bunches of them all over my house. This bunch is on the countertop next to my fridge. I also have an old mason jar with Hershey Kisses here and one filled with my Boxtops for Education.

(Psssstttttt.... Don't eat those pretzels! They were put in that jar about 20 years ago when my sister gifted me the jar with a santa lid. They look ok... but I would still not eat them!!)



Now come into my living room. This bunch of Santa's is on top of my tv cabinet.



The mantle.............


and last but not least.... The Tree................
............... This tree is filled with Santa ornaments. I have 3 ornaments on here that are not a Santa.




I hope you enjoyed my house tour. There is so much more to show but I did not want to bore you. Later in the week, I will be showing some of my DH's Christmas things. He has his own tree in our rec room.

To see other Christmas House Tours go here................. BooMama and here.... Hooked on Holiday House Tours: Let the Party Begin! « Hooked on Houses and here.... A Soft Place to Land: Kimba's Open House Party

28 comments:

One More Equals Four said...

I love all the Santas! I had a pitiful amount that never really looked right anywhere and I just got rid of every single one! I wish I would have found you first, I would have sent them to you! Your house is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Love your Christmas tree, it all looks so great!! Merry Christmas!!

a corgi said...

very nicely decorated!!! I liked the sleds decorated and all your Santas! and your cross-stitching is beautiful!!!

Merry Christmas!

betty

Sonia said...

We have a friend that does her whole house, also holds a open house, we went this Sat

Kasey Hunt said...

I like your Santas. I love cross stitch. My Mom made my stocking by cross stitching it. It's so special to me.

Debbie said...

Beautiful decorations. Now you know why I don't show photos of mine! Love the old sleds (hubby won't be mad if I call them old, will he?).

Lynn said...

I love your beautiful home all festive and happy. Thanks for dropping by. Come back again. I hope you will.

Frugal Finds said...

Kasey... I keep saying I am going to do cross stitched stockings but I have not started them yet. I better do that soon or I will have to add gradchildren to the list by the time I actually get to it!

Debbie.... I am older than my DH so by calling his sleds old you ahve called me old too!! LOL!!

Leisha said...

Carol,

I really love your santa collection - those skinny ones make me smile ;-)

Ho Ho Ho,

Leisha

jennwa said...

Thank you for the tour. Your Santas are great.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Heidi said...

I LOVE your Santas! I myself have a thing for snowmen!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Thank you so much for touring my home! So glad you stopped by- I was glad to see your frugal blog and will have to stop by and see all the great finds you found! I decorated my home on frugal!!
blessings
mary

Brittany said...

I love your collection of santas! Thanks for sharing!

Mindy said...

How cute is your Santa pail!!!!!

Susan said...

Bore me? Never! This was just charming. I love the old sled especially. Merry Christmas!

Snow White said...

That counted cross stitch Santa is (as my 6th grader would say:) "The Bomb DOT COM!"---I love it!

Bob and Jeri said...

I also collect Santas, your collection is great. Thanks for sharing.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love the music picture!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your cross stitch is beautiful! Love the old sled too! Thanks for the tour!

Manuela

Miss G said...

My mom has that same santa snacks bucket. It made me smile to see that! Thank you for inviting us! Kelly

The Southern Family said...

Lovely decor! Thanks for having us and for linking!

jenjen said...

Love your decorations -- so beautiful! Have a merry Christmas!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your decorations are so pretty.
I hope you'll visit my blog soon. I've had giveaway's every Friday in December.

Party of 5 said...

I love all of your Santa's. My home is Snowman. LOL

Laura B. said...

LOVE your Santa's. I'm rethinking the sled I passed by in an antique store now - may just have to run back to get it!

Carol said...

Oh, the carolers! I just have to have that pattern. Haven't done needlework in years, but I'd pick up some thread for that one! Love it!

So glad you joined the tour with us.

Merry Christmas from not-so-frugal-Carol at She Lives!

Keetha said...

Everything looks great - - - I especially love all the tall Santa's on top of the TV.

Thanks for inviting me in.

Merry Christmas

Paige said...

What a beautiful home you have! Thank you for allowing us to peek in during this Christmas season.

 
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