Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Magic Home Tour 2010



Endless decorating, a beautiful reason why the holidays top my list of favorite things. I actually enjoy the calm simplicity that January brings too, but I also milk December and participate in the over indulgence it brings. My boys each get their own trees in their rooms and that is their special area to make festive. I get to play with the rest of the house. I gave a little virtual home sweet home holiday tour last year too but I change my decor a bit each year.

Our entrance to a comfy Christmas home! Wreaths hanging by twine and a Merry Christmas greeting.

The puffy snowman with lime green hat was the first Christmas decoration we bought as MARRIEDS.


Our mantel is different this year. I already posted on the details, but it reflects a pure and natural scene for the focus of the nativity.

Star of wonder, star of light:

These Pottery Barn stockings are my favorite Christmas treasure I own!

I made an adorable framed winter collage on the staircase wall. I will share more on those fun details in an upcoming post! Baby it's cold outside!


The boys and I also made pom pom snowball garland this year! It has a lot of cute personality. I will also be sharing those details in an upcoming post too.




A place of quiet reflection...
warm simplicity with muted colors...
With the charm of worn and torn ruffles.
Snow in the jars, love it.

More snow in jars...

Incorporating holiday books throughout our home and in the decor gives off a magic holiday spirit for our boys.

This is also a favorite of mine! This dried sage garland is from the high desert, appropriate for the area we live. It is extra unique, which makes me a fan.

The sage garland dances in front of our office doorway.

Our little rustic Colorado office tree filled with berries and vintage charm.

A bit of glam for the more formal part of the house...


This shelf brings me back to my hometown and the forever loved, Lake Powell. This frame holds a moment of our boys on the beach during the holidays a few years ago. And it always gives me a smile.


Rustic kissing balls and candles playfully balanced on candlesticks...


We've always had a gingerbread kitchen. I made this paper sack gingerbread boy when I was probably 10 or 12 years old. And the candy garland is from my childhood bedroom tree.



Cottage love for the dining room...



My "cute as a button" corner remains the same as last year.



Counting down the days...


And the coffee table stayed the same too. Roses, crystals, and shabby ruffles.
Perfection for this mama.


This is my happy corner. It has my snowmen that make me smile over and over again. Their signs read: "Joyful....Me too".
That's our motto lovers.
;)


Some classic vintage grace.

Remembering solid Christmas carols...


This pedestal was specially designed by Kotah, my partner in creating.
I didn't change a thing.

A reminder to make the minutes count. They are all so valuable. Ornament balls balanced in a jar with origami stars.


And that's a wrap...finally! {wink}



A whimsical goodbye from our sparkly snowman. (from Tinsel & Company, a charming holiday online boutique)

Thank you for sharing in my holiday excitement
and blessing on your December days.




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49 comments:

Lisa said...

Your home looks so beautiful, Lisa! Love the pom pom garland you made with your boys! I also like how you incorporated Star of Wonder, Star of Light into your mantle. Thank you for sharing.

Jane said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! There is so much warmth and love in your home. It reaches out and touches...even in photos. I especially love the framed hat, scarf, etc. So creative!!!
Thank you for sharing your home...
Hugs,
Jane (artfully graced)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Really really beautiful pictures! I especially love the framed hat and mittens!

Kate said...

Lisa
What a wonderful homw tour!!! Everything just looks so beautiful. As always such a joy to visit your blog. Happy Holiday season to you.

xo
Kate

portatoredichrist said...

I love Christmastime. Coming home from work is like walking into our own little heaven. It especially warms my heart to see the pieces that you and Kotah did together. You two are peas in a pod! :-D

Leanne said...

Your home looks beautiful Lisa. I love your mantel. The star is perfect. I also love your pom pom garland and those framed hat and gloves. So Sweet! I think my favorite is your advent calendar. You always have the best ideas. I can always feel the love and warmth in your home.

Darla said...

Your Christmas decorations are so clean and crisp! Just love the look.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Love all of your decorations...especially your artwork above your stairs...it's great!!!

poindextr said...

you have done a beautiful job decorating your home. Makes me want to be a guest and soak in the coziness! I completely adore your little button snowflakes and am going to figure out how to make some of my own. Too sweet.

Danielle said...

Love your pom pom garland and snow in jars- wonderful decorating!
Thanks for sharing
Danielle

the cape on the corner said...

love those pom poms and the framed winter gear. such a different and interesting idea! great job!

www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love the natural look in your home! The pom poms would be so fun to make. Looking forward to the details. Joni

Ann said...

I just love the nature-themed look going on here-- so clean and chic too. Great job. I especially love your banister decor!

Anna @ Take the Side Street said...

Beautiful! I like the stair rail and the snow in the jars :)

Victoria said...

Lovely! All your details are amazing:)

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

My favorites are the button snowflakes dangling down in your dining room...so precious!

Merry Christmas!
Judy@cutest-little-things

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love your sweet tour, and your pompom garland is darling. Also noticed the beads embedded in the table top, gorgeous. Lots of wonderful little vignettes here, including your sweet as a button corner. Lovely lovely lovely!

-Julie said...

Beautiful! I especially love the snow in the jars, but all of the pictures make your house look so cozy and gorgeous for Christmas!

Jessica said...

LOVING all of your awesome ideas! I want to do the sexy 12 days of Xmas for sure!
xo jessica

Jenny said...

Beautiful. I looked through your pictures several times. What a warm, wonderful, creative and loving home you have. You are just neat.

Hobbyaholic (April) said...

Your home is beautiful. I will be incorporating some of your ideas into my own decor this year. I've shared some love on my blog for my friends to come by and see your site.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Everything is so charming and cozy. The vignette on the stairs is super cute!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

The pom pom garland is adorable! And I love the touches of snow.

HoosierHomemade said...

Everything looks great! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!
~Liz

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Lei said...

Where to begin - the pom poms, the sage swag, the button ornaments, the advent calendar? CUTE STUFF!!!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

Such a beautiful home tour Lisa! Love, love all the little details!

Heaven's Walk - said...

So beautiful, Lisa! Thanks for the Christmas house tour! What fun! I adore your mantel the best! :)

xoxo laurie

Jen said...

Love it all but I really love how you framed the gloves & hat! Neat idea!

Inspired by you said...

Everything is so pretty and cozy!

Beach Bungalow said...

Wow, you've been busy!

Just gorgeous!

Sue
xo

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Your home looks beautiful! I love the Baby it's cold outside along with the hat and mittens. Such a cute and creative idea!

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Mollie said...

Love the mantle!!!

the7daggetts said...

I love, love, love it all! So much beautiful Christmas eye candy and ideas to steal. I'm so glad I stopped by from Nester's party.
Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season!
Beth.

kikos said...

Your house is beautiful. Just wanted to say how much I love the three frames on your stair wall -- the gloves, hat and "baby it's cold" sign -- perfection. I adore the idea! Merry Christmas :)

Miss G said...

I really like your sage garland, the tall branches on your mantle, pom pom garland and the baby it's cold outside framed series. Neat ideas. Kelly

Debbie said...

Just beautiful! Come join me for Merry Merry Munchies and a giveaway.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Everything is so beautiful, it would be hard for me to pick a favorite here. I do have to say, I love how you incorporated family things (your boys and you making things, gingerbread from your childhood, and family photo from beach, etc) Your home is just gorgeous! I am a new follower, please stop by my place sometime.

Shannon said...

I enjoyed all of your decorations, your home is beautiful!

My House of L said...

So pretty! I love your framed collage on the stairway, what a great idea!

Holly said...

Gorgeous...Of course your home would be magical for Christmas - it is magical every day!

The pom pom garland is my fave!

Regina said...

What a lovely tour...thank you. I really love the frames going up the stairs...so cute. LOVE the way you did the count down too..very unique.

Merry Christmas from another "Moore".

Hugs,
Regina

Pamela said...

Loving all the snowflakes!

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Love, love everything.
Love all the small touches like the holiday books around.
Happy Holiday to you and yours.
Michele

CAS said...

You have some very cute and very charming decorations and treasures.
CAS

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Lisa,
Your home looks beautiful and all ready for the holidays...I’m having a Christmas Open House…would love to have you join in on the fun. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Blessings,
Linda

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very nice - thanks for sharing :)

{better than candy} said...

funny to think that all this christmas magic is all put away now. lol.