Thursday, December 16, 2010

Welcome to My Christmas Home Tour 2010!!

Welcome! I hope you have a cup of hot cider, tea, or coffee with you!

I've festooned the front porch a bit...

And this is the view if you peek in the front door. Winston's eager to greet you when you come in!! ;-)

This is the foyer when you step in..see the red wool coat up the stairs? That belonged to my 88 year old father, who wore it when walking to school in the snow in Illinois when he was in high school. I love to bring it out and feature it at Christmas..

To the right of the front door is this cabinet. I just did a simple display..

And to the left of the door is our Christmas tree..Courtney decorated it..AND decorated the whole family room!

The view from the front room.

The secretary desk dolled up for Christmas..

I just added a few Christmasy doo-dads to what was already there..

And here is the front room..feel free to go warm yourself by the fire!

A little vignette on the coffee table...

The nativity can see the other one here.

Another little table display..

This one all in gold.

Steve sets up his village every year. He uses baking powder (the large bag from Costco) for snow.

Views of the front room.

The dining room. If you'd like to see more, go here.

All ready for tea at a moments notice! ;-)

Back thru the foyer...

heading into the family room.

My daughter, Courtney, decorates the family room every year.

I think she does a fabulous job!

I love her attention to detail...wonder where she got that from? ;-)

A sweet little display on the kitchen counter.

My nod to a White Christmas..see more here.

And the heart of the home..the kitchen.

Since my kitchen is in pastels already, I just use all pastel colored decorations, new and vintage.

The little dining nook..

Of course, sweet Lindy is always on with a few Christmas trees surrounding her!

I love my warm and homey kitchen!

And a sweet sentiment to leave you with..
and if you'd like to see the necessary room decorated for Christmas, go here.

  Thank you for stopping in for a little tour. I hope it blessed you and put  you in a festive mood!!           

During this Christmas season, May you be blessedWith the spirit of the season, which is peace, the gladness of the season  which is hope, And the heart of the season, which is love.

Glory to God in the Highest

and on earth peace,

good will toward men

Luke 2:14

I am linking up with the following fun parties!


  1. I love your kitchen too! I'll be right over...

  2. Oh Myrna....your home looks so lovely and inviting. Wish I could just pop in and soak up the "wonderfulness". :o) I love the pink and green tree in the kitchen and Courtney did a wonderful job in the FR. LOVE IT ALL! Toni

  3. OMG Girl each and every room is truly just breathtaking beautiful...I love it...How fun to see it all I can see all the love and hard work your family puts into doing Christmas right...One day my Dear friend I hope to see it all in person...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria
    Many Blessings to you...

  4. Just lovely...mantle is the tree by front door and especially love your kitchen - - I'll be over for coffee (If I can get out from under the 70" of snow we have had in 16 days!!)

  5. What a beautiful tour. Girl we should have been paying for this one! Are you on a tour of homes where you live? If not you should be. It was over the top wonderful. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home and your talent. What a gift God has given not only you but your daughter too.
    Hugs to you for the holidays and Merry Christmas my friend!

  6. Hi Myrna! Oh, how I've enjoyed my tour of your home - gorgeousness all wrapped up in Christmas! Everything is so lovely and your daughter did do an awesome job on your family room. So much eye candy. I love your pretty kitchen too. You have so much room and you've decked her out so sweetly.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

  7. Hi Myma, OMG everything looks so beautiful... love all your Christmas trees, their just gorgeous, and another favorite is the villages! Thanks so much for the tour! Hope you and you family have a Merry Christmas!
    Blessings~~ Daphne

  8. Your home is just stunning. Thanks you for the gorgeous tour!!

  9. Love everything you have done~your home is so charming! Just discovered your blog-nice to meet a fellow Californian - we are not too far from you! Following along now- stop by and say hello sometime and Happy Holidays!

  10. Thanks for the tour. It was certainly very lovely.

  11. Just beautiful!! Everything is gorgeous!!


  12. Your home is truly beautiful!!! I have been checking out all of the homes on tour from several different blogs, and I have to say- yours is my absolute favorite out of the hundreds I have looked at.

  13. Your home is soo welcoming and full of holiday cheer. Sooo beautiful!

  14. I love your doo-dads!
    I especially liked the swags and lights around the doorways. I shall look again at my own doorways and decide whether I can do something similar.
    Beautiful house. Thanks for the tour. xx

  15. What a beautiful "Christmasy" home! I just found you by way of Christmas 2010 Home Tours at the Nesting Place. With all your incredible vintage items, your post would be perfect for my party:

    Please be sure to come by and enter my fantastic year-end giveaway, as well. Click the picture in my sidebar for details.

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower. ;)

    Blessings and a very Merry Christmas!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  16. Myrna, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home at my party. Everything is just gorgeous.

  17. Hi there- Just stopping back by again to say thank you so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  18. OH MY GOSH. i just found your blog!!! i am lucky tonight!!! WOWWWWWZZY. i love your home!! i can't wait to look at the photos a couple more times. you are one talented lady and your home is glorious!! i love all the holiday spice, the vignettes, the linens hanging from your kitchen windows and that pretty wallpaper in your dining room. just amazing. thanks for sharing. here's wishing you the best this holiday!

  19. Oh you have such a lovely home...Holiday perfect:)

  20. A very lovely home all decked out for Christmas. Very very festive and I love what you did on tabletops and mantles!

  21. Your home looks fabulous all decorated for the holidays! I love all the lights in the foyer and on top of the mantel.

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

  22. Your home is so cozy, comfy and I'll be right over.....I just absolutely love it!
    Mel's Cabin
    Thanks for sharing it!

  23. Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  24. God has certianly blessed you and your daughter with decorating talent, it is spectacular! The bath is wonderful...guests may stay awhile in there with so much to see and read. Quite wonderful to give us a tour.
    Merry Christmas!

  25. Hi Myrna, I just wanted to stop by and see your home for Christmas! It is so beautiful.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  26. Oh goodness! Looking around blogland for Christmas decor idea- you home is beautiful!!! Can't wait to see what you do this year!