Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Home Tour

 Hello friends!  I am happy to finally share pictures of our home all decked out for Christmas.  I LOVE this time of the year and wish I could leave the decorations up for longer than the month of December.  Enjoy!  
 
 Living Room 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here a few of my favorite new ornaments this year.
You can find a tutorial on how to make these silhouette ornaments here.
I love these canvas bird ornaments and although they look handmade, I purchased them at Kohl's.
These were a Pinterest find and so easy.  Simply cut strips of sheet music and place them inside clear craft ornaments. 
This is my favorite ornament this year. Many of you may remember I lost my sweet Granny earlier this year.  The funeral home that handled her arrangements gave my family this pretty personalized angel ornament in memory of her.  It will be sad this Christmas without her, so it was special to have this to remember her.  She always loved Christmas....I guess that is where I get it from. 
 
 

My sister, Tori gave me an early Christmas present with the beautiful nativity.  I've been wanting one for years and just never found one that I really liked.  She picked the perfect one.  (Sadly it was only minutes after I opened it that the lamb's ear broke...typical around here.)

Growing up my Mom always put candle lights in our windows so it is a must for me to have them also.  It just reminds me of Christmas as a child.  I found these great silicone dipped bulbs at JoAnn's.  Aren't they great?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Dining Room
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 Master Bedroom
 
 
 


 


 




 
 
 Georgia's Room 
 
 
Here are Georgia Anne's favorite two ornaments this year. 

 
 
 
 
Daniel and Jack's Room 
 
Let me preface the following pictures with a disclaimer.  The children swapped rooms a few months ago, which explains the green walls in the boy's room.  As soon as Christmas is over, this room will receive a fresh paint job with a neutral tan for the walls.  I just keep telling myself the green walls and red draperies are very festive for Christmas.
 
 
 
This ceramic elf shoe was a childhood treasure of Michael's.  His Grandma Butler made it with him when he was only two.  She signed and dated the bottom before baking it. 
 
Now for the boys favorite ornaments this year. 
This ornament is Daniel's favorite.  We were suposed to go to our friend Kristina's house for a playdate/painting party.  Unfortunately we fell prey to the stomach virus and had to decline the invitation.  Daniel's sweet friend, Ian painted this ornament for him.  I am so thankful for sweet friends! 

 
 
 
Michael got this sweet nativity that is made from wood from Bethlehem. 
 
Exterior
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  


 
 
 
 
 
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23 comments:

Lauren Baugh said...

LOVE IT! Please come and use your magical powers at my house :)

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

Wow, your home is so decked out! I love your simplistic decorating style, with all of the calm colors and tons of greenery. You have done an amazing job. Merry Christmas!

Ruthanne said...

Wow! I love everything.

Anonymous said...

Your home is simply beautiful! I love the Christmas decor!Than you for the silhouette tutorial. I am making some next year. You have a beautiful family...Merry Christmas..

Kristina Pendergrass said...

Your house is just so lovely!! I might have already said this, but I really think you could do set-ups for Southern Living or a similar magazine: design the rooms and even photograph them. Even just the simplest photographs you posted are lovely.

I especially like the "Glory to the Newborn King" sign, and that pig ornament of Georgia's made me laugh!

I hope you and your family have a very happy and blessed Christmas, Leigh Anne. :-)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I am blown away by your beautiful home!! You even managed to decorate your mailbox. Are you exhausted now? :) It all looks so wonderful! I am pinning your Christmas home tour so I can look at it again and again!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kristina! Leigh Anne, this amazing talent is a gift from God!! Wow. Love you! H. Ernest

Pat@BPM said...

Your home is lovely. Thank you so much for the tour.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

your home is lovely! your tree is amazing. my son bought my daughter an ornament this year- a glass dancing hippo! your dancing pig is similar and cracked me up!

Tori and Bryan said...

That left me exhausted just looking at the pictures! How did you do all of that? It really looks even better in person!

The Avery House said...

You have a beautiful home! Thank you so much for sharing it at Christmas! I especially love your silhouette tree ornaments! Beautiful! I hope that you and your family have a very blessed Christmas!

Cristina Garay said...

Wow! Beautiful all around! I love your Christmas decor, the tree with the silhouettes, the mantel, the rooms, I love it all!

Kelly said...

I came across your blog via Pinterest; someone had linked a canvas that said "What I love about my home is who I share it with" to your general web address, and I'm kind of glad--I love your Christmas decor! It's just beautiful!!

I'm still hoping to see the post that includes the canvas that I mentioned, but I don't see a "search" function... Any chance you could direct me to it?

Thanks!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your home is beautiful and decorated so nicely for the holidays. I especially like the greenery and pine cones that work so well with your neutrals and rich woods. The kids rooms are great too. I love the JOY sign on the wood backing too. Wishing your family a Merry Christmas.

The Taffs said...

Such a beautiful home! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, classy, and homey.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely holiday home with us!

Allison M. said...

Stumbled upon your blog via pinterest. Love the neutral palette of your home. Do you mind sharing you interior wall color? And correct me if I am wrong but it seems you have used the same color throughout most of your home. Thank you for sharing! May you and your family have a very blessed Christmas and New Year!

Amber said...

Um, I'm copying your whole house.
Absolutely gorgeous and so calming. I love every element and detail. Thanks!

Tricia said...

Absolutely beautiful. Would love to know how to make the mailbox decoration. It's so simple, but so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

The Refeathered Roost said...

Just found your blog through Pinterest. You are so unbelievably talented. Incredible...love this tour so much. My favorite by far! Happy to be following along now.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful kids!
I really love "Glory to the new born king"

The Refeathered Roost said...

I wonder how many times I have visited your blog just to see this post. Absolutely one of my favorites in blog land!