Sunday, December 14, 2008


Welcome to the 2008 Christmas Tour of Homes, hosted by BooMama and HookedOnHouses so grab your coffee keep your PJ's on and enjoy!

This is our Home

The entrance

Brady and Chrissy

The wreath on the front door

This is the top of the front door that my good friend Melissa did, she is so talented

The front porch that I just love to sit on and listen to music, the dancing Santa will scare you to death if you aren't expecting it.

A close up of the garland

A close up of the wreaths that I did in the rain at midnight one night on 24 windows

A few goodies I got for my birthday this year from my MIL

My newest addition to my Christmas collection, I just love it.

Collection of Carolers that great you when you enter the front door, my MIL started these for me

One of my favorite pictures of Brady with Santa

A Mark Roberts fairy that is in our master bedroom

A hand painted pillow that I got last year for my master bedroom that I just love

A few little trees in the master bedroom I never had time to get the big tree up this year just to much to do

A wreath in the upstairs hall

A Santa tassel on the front door

Some angels I got a few years back and still just love

Another Mark Roberts fairy peaking from the tree in Mikees office

Christmas pillow in Mikees office that I just love, it is the true meaning of Christmas

Even my car gets decorated

A few of my Radko globes Mikee has given me over the years

I never can find a Christmas flag that I love they are all to busy with what I have going on until I found this one and I just love it

Mikee's office, excuse the serving pieces on his desk we were sitting up for a party and this is where the shrimp and grits were going to be served

This is my nativity set that my Aunt and Uncle gave me about 5 years ago and I wouldn't take anything for it, above it is a wreath full of oranges, feathers, berries, bird and other nature things

This is the dinning room the flowers had just been delivered for the party, they have some beautiful feathers stuck in there I am going to try to have a artificial arrangement made that looks like this to use

A favorite container in the dinning room

The baby tree in the laundry room

Our Christmas countdown as Brady calls it

The fresh wreath at the back door that I made

Our nature tree in the kitchen

Breakfast room


Cute frame a girlfriend gave me last year for Christmas

The kitchen Christmas rug I found this year at the Junior League Holiday Market

When my Dad passed away my best friend Kelly gave me this cute container with a orchid in one side and a little fern in the other so I switched out the fern with the poinsettia below for the holidays

This is our real tree in our family room. It is full of colored lights and ornaments that are very dear to me. Radko ornaments, special ones Brady has made over the years, if you look close enough you can see our Christmas pickle that we hide and if you find it you get to open the first gift on Christmas Eve! Also if you look in the to the lower right you will see a stain glass manger seen that I got the other day at the Christmas luncheon I hosted during our ornament exchange.

This is the star that Brady puts on top of our tree every year except this year he wasn't home and I went ahead and did it and boy was he mad.

One of my favorite ornaments Brady made at St Andrews Preschool

The staircase with my Mark Roberts.

A close up of Father Time Mark Roberts fairy

Just a little pillow I have had for a long time.

A little color for the guest in the guest bedroom

The wreath on the door to Lilly Rae's room

The Hope Mark Roberts fairy in Lilly Rae's room

The trees on top of Lilly Rae's changing station, she has a big tree but since I moved I can not find her decorations for it, I am so afraid they got thrown out.

Bradys Christmas palm tree in his room with the Grinch and Frosty below. I love the pillow my cousin gave him last year in the chair it says "Dear Santa, I can explain...."

Our Elf on the shelf that we have had for a few years and let me tell you he does the trick this time of year, the little tree Brady made last year at 4H club event

This is a little snow globe in Bradys room on his bedside, I love the fact that he still makes Legos and puts them up in his room

This is in Brady and Lilly Raes bathroom, just a little Christmas fun

We always decorate the mirror in their bathroom for all holidays this year this is what he picked out for it

I hope you have enjoyed the tour and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all from OUR HOME TO YOURS!


Jennifer said...

Cyndi, everything is too die for! The door and wreath, Lilly Rae's room, flowers, everything! I love the elf on the shelf. I want to get one for next year, and I love Brady's non traditional tree! Beautiful!

GrannySmithGreen said...

O.K. Martha Stewart! I'm feeling a bit underdone! Everything is just beautiful! The front door garland and the staircase--just so festive and welcoming! Thanks so much for posting these wonderful pictures. I'm so inspired!

Arleen said...

What a beautiful home! So many details ~ the fun and the elegant. And I loved being greeted by Amy Grant's "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," too! Thank you for inviting me into your home and Merry Christmas! ~Arleen

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Your home is so beautiful! I loved every second of this tour, starting with the stunning front door. I'm so glad you joined the blog party and shared your Christmas decorating with us! Thanks!! -Julia :-)

kari and kijsa said...

Your home is stunning!!! Loved all the wonderful decorations!
COme on over for a visit!
kari & kijsa

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Ok, where to begin??? I love your whole home! How have I not found your blog before?! Thank you for sharing and giving me some decoration ideas for next year! ;)

Whitney Caroline Designs said...

It's all so FABULOUS! I love it all! What a beautiful tour!!!

Wishes for a Merry Christmas!

Cyndi said...

Wow! What a gorgeous home. That first wreath made me catch my breath. I just lifted up a prayer that your daughter will be home soon. Both of my children were adopted's my daughter's 9th "gotcha day." Merry Christmas!

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

I can't pick one thing! You really have an amazing knack for decorating, especially your FULL garlands. WOW!

jennwa said...

You have so many great decorations.
Love the front porch and the Rudolf Car.

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous is all I can say. Absolutley Gorgeous!!!!!! Loved it all! nancy

paintergal said...

I think my favorite is the wreath on the front door.

Carrie said...

( wouldnt let me comment a minute ago. Let's try again.) LOVE your home. I esp. loved that you lit the palm tree over the reading chair in Brady's room. Nice touch!

Thanks for visiting my home also.


Scrappy Jessi said...

beautiful decorations.

happy holidays!!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning!


edie said...

Oh's all so yummy and you are a girl after my own heart. And I may have to come steal that cooktop of yours! Wow! All fantabulous!

rosechicfriends said...

You home is Spectacular! Love it all!

rosechicfriends said...

You home is Spectacular! Love it all!

rosechicfriends said...

You home is Spectacular! Love it all!

rosechicfriends said...

You home is Spectacular! Love it all!

abby said...

As I scrolled down and saw your decorations I just kept saying, "OH MY GOSH!!" Everything is SO SO SO cute and I love your decorating style!! And your kitchen is just gorgeous! Thanks for letting us tour!

Have a blessed holiday!

Heather said...

WOW!!!! Your house is so Gorgeous!!! I am speechless!! You did a great job, I love the pink and green trees, I wish I had some like that!! Merry Christmas!!!

Kayce said...

Cindy your home is beautiful! You did a fabulous job of decorating it and is shows!

Catholic Runner said...

Your home and decorations are just lovely!

PS. I loved my swap gifts!!

KarenB said...

You have such a beautiful home. I think all the good adjectives have been used, how about FABULOUS! Thanks for giving us a peek.

Laura said...

Oh MY!!!! Your house is gorgeous! I love it. The garland around your door is amazing. I need it!!

windycorner said...

Merry Christmas Cyndi!
Your home looks so warm and inviting with all the beautiful decorations you've used. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

You have lots of festive and fun decor, and a lovely home!!
Merry Christmas!!

Windy said...

Just as beautiful as I knew it would be:) Everything looks great.

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Wooo Weeee! That's a lot of work and it looks amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Merry Christmas from your neighbor to the North.


Ameratis said...

The garland on your door and stair railing are beautiful! I love your house! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Everything looks so beautiful!

Celly B said...

What a beautiful home! My favorite things were the front door wreath and garland and all your gorgeous pillows!

Tutu said...

Your house is amazing! Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!

Meredith said...

FABulous!! Really, everything looks straight out of a magazine. I can't even pick a favorite--I love it ALL! Merry Christmas!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your home is just beautiful! Love the decoration on your car :-) and the wreath on the front porch is gorgeous. Love it all!


Anonymous said...

What fabulous garland! I love those red trees and your car- that is so cute!!


Sandy Toes said...

Just breathtaking!! Your home is just's like a magazine! I looked at your pictures twice!
-sandy toes

The Graves' House said...

i am stunned! how beautiful is your home. so glad i came to visit, i'll be back again. thanks for sharing...

Jill said...

Oh My… your house is gorgeous from the outside to the inside! I love your Christmas decorations. I especially love the wreath on Lily’s door.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just adore all your decorations. They are lovely.

I will have a giveaway on my Friday post.

Jill @ Live Laugh Blog said...

Oh my word, it is all so beautiful!! Your home is amazing and I'm so in awe of your decorations!

So lovely!

Kelly said...

Your house is absolutely amazing! I love everything. I think my favorite part is the front entrance - I love the garland and wreath. But your whole house inside was gorgeous!

have a lovely said...

everything is so VERY lovely!!!!....loved the entrance and we collect Radkos too!

wishing you such a merry christmas!!!

Bethany said...

Wow what a wonderful holiday tour!!! You've done an amazing job with your decor...soo much pretty to check out! Esp. love the garland on your stair rail...would soo love to do that but alas I have a cat that will snack on most anything! lol

Lisa said...

Enjoyed it!! Heck, I'm movin
Love the wreath on the front door and the mirror. Everything is beautiful.

Paige said...

What a beautiful home you have! May you and your family be blessed during this Christmas season and in the New Year!

Kelly said...

I really LOVE your home! It's so southern and grand! Your Christmas decor is both elegant and whimsical which is my favorite combo. Love everything you've done. Your garland around your staircase and front door is so professional looking. It's fantastic!! Where oh where did you get the adorable red and gold whimsical rocking horse on your front porch? I would love to know.
Thanks for sharing.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

All your decorations are so beautiful, and what a lovely home!

Brittany said...

WOW!!!! Your home is amazing! What a grand entrance! What beautiful decorations and what a beautiful backdrop for your christmas decorations! I am going to hang around and check out some more of your blog! PS, I saw a few non-christmas things that you and I both share!

Anonymous said...

Everything is spectacular!!! Did you do the florals on the banister and front door? I would love to have something like that!

becky said...

Your front porch and staircase garlands are stunning. And I love that you decorate your car!

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

I loved touring your home it looks very elegant. Thank you for sharing.


Cari said...

Thanks for sharing! I especially agree about the Christmas banner/flag. It's hard to find a nice one.

Cyndy said...

WOW!!! Your house is beautiful!
You must have a separate building to store all of your decorations.
Merry Christmas!!

Kris said...

Everything in your home is so classy and elegant! I especially love your front door garland and wreath! You put the rest of us to shame with your beautiful decorations!

Kristin said...

Your home is gorgeous! It looks like it is taken straight from a magazine! Your front porch is breathtaking! Merry Christmas!

Keetha said...

I LOVE the outside of your house. I think I love the inside too - - - but that's not quite as clear around all the festivities!

Great job on the Christmas decorations.

Merry Christmas.

Oh - - - I love the rocking horse Christmas box thing too - - - exactly what is it?

Musings of a Housewife said...

Okay, I'm moving in. I hope you're okay with that.

Your home is GORGEOUS. Thank you so much for sharing.

JudyBug said...

Everything is just stunning! I especially liked the pillows. The handpainted one looks beautiful.

Robin said...

Your home is so pretty and all of the wreaths and garlands are spectacular! I love the way you have a little Christmas in every room...I never seem to get that far with my decorating! Your dining room drapes are very similar to the ones in my living room.

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Wow wow and WOW!! That house and porch is AMAZING!! And that hand painted pillow made me swoon, not even kidding. And where did you get the antlers for your car? I saw them the other night on a car and want them so bad. :) Your home is stunning.

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness! Your house is stunning! Everything looks just perfect, so lovingly put together in such a stunning way. Wow!

Stephanie said...

Your home is spectacular! I love it all!

Anonymous said...

My word!! Your home is just beautiful! It looks like a christmas movie house. You should be in a magazine!
Merry Christmas!

Mommy Firecracker said...

Such EXQUISITE taste! Your home is so welcoming and beautiful.

My daughter is 5 and adopted from China, finding your blog was an unexpected surprise. Wishing you peace as you wait to see your daughter's beautiful face.

Merry Christmas!

tidymom said...

WOW! your house looks AMAZING! I'm in AWE of it ALL!! How long does/did it take you to do all of that? It's just so BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Thanks for stopping by my place!


Kristi said...

WOW! Your house is just breath-taking. I am book-marking your blog for all of the great home ideas! Love the outside, inside and everything in between! Merry Christmas to you~ thank you for visiting our home, too! : )

beth at aunties said...

Your beautiful home is in a league of it's own. It is elegant, gorgeous, magical and whimsical! Yet so so full of love and warmth. From the moment I peeked at your blog I was swept away into fairy land.
I sur hope it doesn't take long for precious Lilly Rae to claim her beautiful room and Brady as her big brother:-) I really enjoyed my tour of your charming home! I too want to book mark your blog for future ideas..

Enjoy a very Merry CHRISTmas!

the voice of melody said...

Your home is gorgeous! All your decorations are so pretty, I especially like all of the beautiful wreaths you've shown. Merry Christmas!

Dena @ Green Acres said...

You have a beautiful home. We hide the green pickle in our tree as well. :) Thanks for sharing!

Lisa @ Take90West said...

There are no words to describe how beautiful everything is. I love the garland around the front door and the painted tree pillow. You have done an amazing job!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

WHAT a how every room has something in it! You must need an extra house to store all of that!! Loved it, gorgeous garlands!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I stopped by on the Christmas tour...your home is GORGEOUS woman! It needs to be in Southern Living. Love all the touches of whimsy. So fun.

Amber said...

WOW oh WOW!!! Your house and your decorating are AMAZING!! I mean, seriously. You MUST have an entire building for your decorations. I literally am in awe. Your staircase?? That wreath over Lilly Rae's door, and the Christmas trees in there too? A tree in practically every room? And just your everyday decor. I'm totally impressed. It's all wonderful. L-O-V-E love it! :)

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Your home is amazing...everything is so festive...thanks for sharing your lovely home with us!

SweetAnnee said...

What a great Christmas home
thanks for sharing!!

Ashley said...

My favorites:

-Front porch--wow!
-Banister decorations
-Hand painted pillow in the master
-Lilly's room!

Everything is GORGEOUS. I'm going to bookmark this post for inspiration eventually. Come see me at my house (blog)!

His Doorkeeper said...

What a lovely , warm home you have and so stylish decorated!

My very favorite item was the pillow in your husband's office! I love that!!


Jessica said...

I am speechless! Everything about your home is GORGEOUS!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Margaret said...

wow!! I can sit and look at your decor all day! Stunning!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your home looks terrific! I think I need to redecorate mine now. :) I will def. have to remember some of the ideas you shared. You have a beautiful home! Merry Christmas!

Paula said...

i'm so late getting around to looking, but, umm WOW! GORGEOUS porch, door, house, everything!

Thanks for visiting my blog and the hunter snowman ornament on my tree is from Hobby Lobby (not sure if you have one in your area). Unfortunately, Christmas is pretty much gone from the store, but they have a lot of the same stuff every year!