12 December 2007

Karla's, "What Do I Love About My Holiday Home" Tour!

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I am sharing with you today little tidbits about what I love about my Holiday Home. Full photos of my house will come on the 17th with the Tour of Homes. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the things I love!



Every year we have a family portrait taken at Christmas. I love this one of my family in our pjs.



This photo is a collage of pictures I made of the photos we have of Ashley and Santa. In the middle is a picture she drew of Santa when she was four.



This tablecloth was found on ebay! Can't claim it as a family treasure but I do love it!



I made this wreath as a dedication to our profession. Over the years Bob and I have served many educational facilities or programs. This wreath has something from every post we have held, every program we have served on and every school we've been.



This photo is of the childhood Santa that my mother graciously gave me a couple of years ago. Featured beside it is a photo taken of my sister and me at my Grandmother Oliver's home.



My MIL is a fabulous stitchery artist. Each new family member gets a cross stitched or needlepoint stocking, each different. She started that tradition many years after Bob and I were married so one year we coerced her into making one for us!



My husband receives a jingle bell each year for his year of employment at his school. We now use these bells to decorate our bannister. I love the way the silver catches the lights we use on it, too!



My mother painted this Mr. and Mrs. Claus while I was growing up in the 60s. Again, she gave these to me when she was downsizing her own Christmas.

I hope you have enjoyed my tour!

24 comments :

  1. Wow, now those are some great pictures...and you're right your MIL is an artist! I love saving stuff from the kids...Letters to Santa in particular...glad you enjoyed your visit...Mac says I have a love/hate relationship with men and that he's been telling everyone I was warped for years, lol....he loved your comment then noticed what you planned to do and decided you are warped too, lol!

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  2. Everything is beautiful...thanks for sharing! I love the Bob and Terri stocking!!!
    Blessings,
    Robin

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  3. Everything is so pretty, Terri. And I love the Mr and Mrs Claus. My mother made a bunch of ceramics that I want. Too bad for my brother and sister.

    I can't wait to see the rest!

    Love,
    Julie

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  4. Great tour Terri! Love the stocking! Thanks for sharing. Do you notice I do alot of exclamation points? I just noticed I do that alot. LOL!!!!

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  5. Everthing is so pretty. I loved what you did with Ashleys photos. You are a very smart lady. there is no words to exspress the treasures from your mom.That is what makes this time special.

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  6. I love that your things ean something. There are memories or stories for each.
    Very nice, Terri.

    I am glad to hear about your weight loss success, too! Congrats on that in this time of the year. That ought to be worth double the loss!!!

    Becky K.

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  7. Terri, everything is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your holiday home! I especially love your vintage sequined stockings & that red Santa with the fluffy white beard ~ I have a pink one just like him on my mantel! Please pop by my home!

    Merry Christmas!
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  8. love all the retro things!
    jessi

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  9. Everything is so festive and beautiful! I love the photos and that gorgeous stocking!

    Happy Holidays, Andrea

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  10. That little Santa drawing has to be the cutest thing I have ever seen! Love that tree skirt too :)

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  11. oooo, Terri....I enjoyed every bit of your tour of your beautiful decorations and home. Thanks sooo much for sharing them all with us.
    Isn't this just so much fun!?!
    hugs, bj

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  12. I enjoyed your tour of your decorations! I loved the vintage santa! You have a lovely home.
    :)Brittany

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  13. Everything is sooo lovely. thank you for showing me around. Susan

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  14. Fabulous! Love the stocking too!
    Can't wait to see more on the 17th!

    Blessings,
    Sandy :)

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  15. Gosh, thanks for the tour. I love your old Santa photo and the bells on the stairs.
    Nan

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  16. Terri, thanks for sharing some of your christmas treasures with us. So many memories with your decorations.
    Alison

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  17. What a delightful peek you have given into your home. I like the Santa by your picture of when you were young. Lovely tradtion getting holiday photos done. Merry Christmas, Miss Sandy

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  18. Oh Terri, what a pleasure to see all your decorations and so many with wonderful memories behind them!! I've always love jingle bells and have quite a few decorating my tree:-) Love the way you hung them up on your banister!! xox

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  19. Thank you for the tour! The home looks lovely and warm1

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  20. A Bob and Terri stocking! That is fantastic, how wonderful to have something special like that!

    Everything looks lovely, thanks for sharing (and for stopping by for the visit to my blog earlier, I was so happy to see you!).

    xo

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  21. Thank you so much for the great tour! It all looks wonderful, I love your wreath you made. Thanks for having us over.
    xo LIdy

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  22. I love all the sentiment - Merry Christmas and Blessings - Rachael

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  23. I enjoyed this little mini look! It all looks lovely. That's sweet that you have a stocking together!

    Manuela

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  24. Love your holiday home.....thanks for sharing! I'm still making the holiday home tour rounds a week later(LOL)!

    Merry Christmas!

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