Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Home Tour

I've decided to hop on the Christmas Home Tour train and link up to Boo Mama's Christmas Home Tour post
SO HERE GOES MY CHRISTMAS HOME...


Apothecary jars filled with fruits and beads on top of a stack of old suitcases...

Fake Poinsettia flowers thrown on a table. I think I should wrap these in burlap or something...

A HUGE and beautiful wreath my friend Reba gave me for Christmas two years ago. What a wonderful gift!...

A couple of wintery birdhouses sit in my window sill...

My Nativity scene I just adore. I got the whole thing for 22 dollars at a small outlet store. I love Nativity scenes. They help focus our anticipation for Christmas...

Two wreaths wrapped in ribbon hang from my kitchen doors....

Two jars with pine cones, ornaments and eucalyptus, and a STEAL of a table runner from Hobby Lobby. The gold leaf garland is at Big Lots this year for 5 bucks...

Three little damask-esque Christmas plates from HomeGoods. I love that place...

Three little birds with three little words... Peace, Joy, Noel...

My aunt makes these glass block presents. I love it!!

A few pine cones and a few old books....

Christmas presents all wrapped under the tree...

My favorite little Alleluia ornament. Another reminder of the reason....


My Christmas tree all done up....

And finally, a few berries brighten up a little vase....

My Christmas decoration are a little hap hazard. But I love them!
Thanks for coming along on my Tour!

Only 10 days till Christmas! And, only 10 days till my 100th post. I think I should plan something!!

Come back and see me.
~Kara

31 comments:

Caroline said...

all of your decorating is BEAUTIFUL!! i just found out about your 2 blogs and i love them already!! i was scrolling down to see some of your older post and i saw the anthorpologie dress!! it is amazing not to mention that i LOVE that place!!!! i made a wreath yesturday, that actually turned out cute, but now i am inspired to try the yarn wreath!
i have soem extra supplies left over, so maybe tomorrow~
-Caroline

Jamie Lea said...

I love it all but the tree is my favorite, it's just beautiful. Thanks for having us in your home.

Millie said...

Very lovely. You have done a great job on that tree!

hennhouse said...

Just gorgeous and SO elegant! Thanks so much for giving the tour!

Dana and Daisy said...

Beeautiful! I love it all, and your blog is so pretty, too!

Please come over and enjoy a visit with us, too!
Love, Dana and Daisy
A cat in My Lap

Alex and Jill said...

Your home is lovely! The decorations are just gorgeous...thanks so much for opening up your home to us.

Merry Christmas!

Mrs. Langhans said...

All of your decorations are soo pretty! I love the birds nestled on the shelves! I also love the wrapped christmas block! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Girl....you got the knack! I love the little birds! Just gorgeous. cherrry

mollyandmarshal said...

Kara, I love all your decorations! Your tree looks amazing, and I love your Starbucks wreath too!! Great job!

Caroline said...

hey, do you think you could post some more recipes on your other blog? they all looked so delicious, and i wondered what kind of food you make for christmas. if you have time! no pressure! ;)

Terri and Bob said...

I enjoyed seeing your St. Louis home. I am from Jefferson City and it is fun to see other Missourians. Also, I saw you at Pat's. Isn't she a dear?

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Your decorations are so pretty, and very elegant and simple. I love them!
Carrie

Mrs. Nurse said...

your decorations are fabulous as well as your wreath that you made!

Carol said...

Just beautiful! Love your tree. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us.

Merry Christmas

Trina said...

Love it all, but my favs are the pearl ornament and the glass block present! How creative.

leaca said...

Gorgeous house. I love your tree.

Shannon said...

Love it all! I absolutely love those 3 birds with the 3 frames. How cute! And how FUN to have a friend named Reba!

Chris said...

Oh my gosh, the EYE candy!!!! I kept thinking about my favorites, and now I have a list. I have to pick the damask plates. LOVE them!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

well, I think everything looks GREAT! That photo of your tree with the gifts just sings to my heart.

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

Popping over from Tip Junkie. Your decorations are beautiful - very artistic.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

You have done such a great job decorating!! I have an award for you over at my blog! Come by and get it when you get a spare moment.

Caroline said...

hey guess what i just made last night?? A YARN WREATH!!! i love it! thanks for the great idea~

Megan said...

Wow. Your decorations are so amazing!! My FAVORITE i've seen so far!! I love that tree!!

Susanne said...

So, so beautiful! I love how you use the filled jars. I need to go get me some of those!

beth at aunties said...

Your tree and everything looks so beautiful! Thanks for inviting us in:)

Joy said...

You have a lovely home and beautiful decorations too! I found you from Pat's blog. Merry Christmas!

King family said...

Your tree is dazzling. Thanks for sharing. Have a Merry Christmas

Maggie Thornton said...

Your tree is so beautiful and I love your muted silvery/goldy tones.

Everything very pretty and elegant.

Maggie @ Maggie's Notebook

Maggie Thornton said...

I forgot to say that I loved your birdhouses, also.

Maggie @ Maggie's Notebook

joy said...

I just found your blog and I love the beautiful decorations around your home! Merry Christmas :)

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Kara, that tree is BEEEutiful! I love everything! So cozy and pretty.