Tuesday, December 11, 2007

What Do You Love About Your Holiday Home Party

Welcome to my What Do You Love About Your Holiday Home Party hosted by Karla of Karla's Cottage.

Karla's having a party--a virtual tour party with tons of wonderful Holiday Homes just waiting for us to come take a peek and see how each other decorates and celebrates. So get comfy and make sure to visit Karla's site and click on all the links and enjoy the party!

What I like about my holiday home......well lots of things. As far as decor I like my dining room the best! I just wish I could get the rest of the house to look like it. This is a shot of my favorite part of the dining room--the big windows with window seat.....

A few close ups of the window area......filled with many items made by myself or friends and my santa mug collection that is only about 2 yrs old........





A shelf full of snowmen. When you live in Idaho you have to love snow! We currently have about 3-4 inches of beautiful, white, sparkley snow and I do love it! There's just something about snow and the cold that help put that Christmas feel in the air.


Santa and the sugar plum candy tree. Santa sings and dances as sugarplums dance in our heads. Christmas baking is soon to start--definitely a favorite!


The perfect place for our little village, that is still growing every year..........


The new pre-lit, remote control Christmas tree and it is short a bunch of ornaments. I discovered that I am missing a good part of my Christmas ornaments that I have accumulated over the past 26 years--that is not a good thing. I have a feeling they did not make it on our cross country move earlier this year. I guess it does give me reason to keep accumulating though.


Santa and part of the nutcracker collection. I am currently reading the entire long (original) version of The Nutcracker to my 8 yro daughter every evening at bed time. I had no idea there was such a version, but there certainly is and we are really enjoying the story.





There's more about my prim tree in the next post down, but I had to put it here , because it's my very favorite tree of the 3 that I have up. All of the ornaments on it have been made by friends over the past 7 years.


I hope you've enjoyed these few photos of my home decorated for Christmas and I hope you'll remember to stop by Karla's as well and enjoy everyone elses. Don't forget to be good--Santa is watching!

22 comments:

Scrappy Jessi said...

love everything. adore your santa cup collection!
jessi

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Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

It all looks so sweet! Love it all! Hate you are missing some of your ornaments, but you seem to be doing fine without them!!
:)Brittany

Southern Heart said...

I love your decor! Your santa cup collection took me right back to my childhood...everything is so personal and welcoming!

xo, Andrea

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Does that Santa come to life on Christmas Eve?? I enjoyed your prim tree. Susan

Alison Gibbs said...

Cathy love all of your trees. Your santa mug collection is wonderful.
Alison

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh I am in love with your prim tree! I just recently saw a bunch of santa cups in a thrift store and now I'm sorry I passed them up, what a cute collection you have there!

Dena

Debbie said...

Love your holiday home! The tree of handmade ornaments is a real treasure. We don't get much snow where I live in Oregon, but I wish we did. Maybe that's why I love collecting them at Christmastime!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

I love your tree and all your santas! and the village is very pretty! happy holidays!

Miss Sandy said...

Your home has such a feel of warmth and comfort! My favorite photo is the one of your Santa mugs with the slightly dented copper kettle behind it! I use a copper kettle every morning for making my favortie tea or coffee, were I there I would emplore you to use it so we could sit awhile and admire the view from your window. Merry Christmas, Miss Sandy

Persuaded said...

What a beautiful home you have! I too love your window:-)

MarĂ­a Elena said...

Beautiful your santa cup collection,and the trees, great! I loved the little houses.great ornaments.

Monica said...

Cute collection of santa cups!
I love your COZY Holiday home!
Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!

The Rose Room said...

You have a fabulous collection- Merry Christmas & Blessings - Rachael - xo

Marina Capano said...

hI!! NICE TO MEET YOU!! I love your decortation! all so cute!
I love your windows!!
Marina from Argentina
xo xo

hoganfe handbags said...

Thank you for that lovely and enchanting holiday tour - you have a real talent for decorating! I am on the tour as well stroll by when you catch moment :)
Mary

Suzanne said...

Love your Christmas decorations! Your big picture window lends itself so nicely to all your santas!

Natasha Burns said...

how special is your prim tree! oh and love your santa mug collection. and the nutcracker... oh everything!

ellen b. said...

The design of your home seems to lend itself to some great Christmas decorating with all the great ledges! I loved my tour of your great Christmas home! Blessings..

Susie said...

Loved seeing all your decorations. I collect Santa mugs and nutcrackers too.
Your home looks so festive and welcoming!
xo

Paul-ene said...

I love your dining room and window too/I can see why you cherish it so much!

Love your santa cups too/I wish I could collect nutcrackers too but my DH is scared of them(ever since he was a child) so no nutcrackers in my home(boo hoo). Love seeing everyone's collections tho.

Thanks for sharing your fun holiday home. I am still making my rounds. Looks like it might be a whole month of looking thru them.LOL...lots of links. Enjoy looking too. Merry Christmas!

Sharon said...

Your home is beautifully decorated! It looks so warm and compfy and inviting. You did such a great job on your decorating! I love your prim tree too...it is to die for!

Merry Christmas! Sharon