Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Tour 2008...

Thank you for joining my family on the virtual tour of our home.
I hope you enjoy it and are blessed by being on our blog.
I will remember YOUR MIRACLES... Psalms 77:11
Merry Christmas
When looking at our Christmas Tree, you will find handmade ornaments made by our children at Vacation Bible School to Christopher Radko. I love having all of them mixed together and having my tree tell a story of our adventures. Reid and I had been dating two weeks when I gave him our first ornament. I knew the moment I met him we would be together forever!
Sweet Baby Jesus!
A gift from my husband's sister the first year we were married!
A worm in the tree made from toilet paper rolls! So Fun!!
The Christmas Moose and the following Santa were handmade by a local artist. They were gifts to my children from their grandmother. She collected a fur hat from my husband, my sisters bridesmaid dress that she had used in our wedding, jewelry from our grandparents, a blazer from their grandfather ... Well, you get the picture! Both pieces are full of heirloom pieces from their past! What a great gift!
Norma DeCamp Santa
Some of the light fixtures in our home are actually outdoor fixtures. I really liked them and decided to use them. We hung this one upside down to take advantage of the loop.
My mother, knowing how much I love Christmas,
is always starting me a new collection or either buying me a new Santa!
This is the Lenox Collection...
A few of our hand carved Santa's...
My new JOY banner...
The Beach Study Room.....
My son's Nutcracker collection...
Using an old trunk for the Santa bears...
Dee Gann Santa in an old sled...
This is a handmade Santa that is amazing!!
Recycled Art to the fullest!
This is in my bathroom and I am amazed at how many
people drop coins into the bucket at Christmas!
After stumbling on my breakfast room chairs,
I decided to hang them and place a Santa and bear on them!
Finding a place to hang a snowman wherever I can, on the edge of my kitchen door.
My son gave me these beautiful snowman spoons for Christmas two years ago.
I decided I need to show them off this year!
This poor Christmas tree had seen its day, but I decided to keep using it.
I decided to place my handmade "antique looking"
Santa's in the places where the limbs were missing.
You could never tell there was a problem with the tree! Using an old ironing board to show our Family Village!
This is a great project ... all you need is scrap wood, paint and someone to cut the wood for you!
I picked up the gumdrop trees and the village people at the dollar store.
This was really a fun tree. I ran slinky's all through it and
then I let red and blue cable lights start at the top and fall where they may.
A very dear friend made me this throw! It stays here all year long!
This Christmas tree holds all of the ornaments that my grandmother gave me.
Bear, our helper is ready to go!
Our Favorite Nativity!


kymber said...

WOW! Your decorations are beautiful! I just found your blog and I am so glad I did. We have a lot in common. I, too live in Georgia and am a recent empty nester living far away from my kids. I would love it if you stop by my blog sometime and say hi. I am looking forward to reading your blog from beginning to end and getting to know you better.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

Leigh Ann said...

Your decorations give me that old time christmas feel. Love your home!
Warm Christmas blessings!
Leigh Ann

basketsnprims said...

Your home is so cozy and inviting. I love all of your decorations. Thanks for sharing.


Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your doggie on teh sidebar suremade me smile! How cute!!!!

Your home is beautiful! It must have taken you forever to put up th decorations! Happy Holidays!

RR Mama said...

I am so moving into your house! I love everything in every room. Amazing! I have told you this before you are one talented lady. And Boo Mama is hosting a Christmas tour of homes on Monday. You should totally do that one too.

Laurie said...

I think you enjoy Christmas more than any other person I've met!! Everything looks so festive - so beautiful! You most certainly are celebrating the birth of our Savior in a huge, huge way! Very nice Yvette!!

Cindy said...

Wow! That must have taken forever to put that all up! Very nice! Your bannister is STUNNING!!!

Wagonwife Designs said...

Your home is just stunning. Love it all. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

Anonymous said...

Your creative decorating sings "Joy".
Every nook & cranny is interesting.

La Donna Welter said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour of your home!
La Donna

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely home and CHRISTmas decor with us all in blogland. I love the primitive look you have going on. Very simple, very natural.

Merry CHRISTmas!!



Jules from "The Roost" said...

Beautiful. It was a blessing to go on that lovely tour.

char72 said...

What a charming tour. The music made it even more charming. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

What a gorgeous tour!! Thanks so much.

Have a Joyous Christmas!!


diadsie said...

Wowsa! What a huge house filled with Christmas goodness! You have so many fun, whimsical and lovely collections. Thanks for sharing!!
Merry Christmas!
Come on over.

Cate said...

Your decorations are just stunning, as is the overall look of your blog!

Thanks so much for sharing & Merry Christmas!

Cate in New Zealand

Cali Girl said...


Missy said...

Beautiful! Your house is very comfortable and inviting.
I am a GA chick too. Love your doggie sidebar.
Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

Beautifully done! I love all the nostalgic touches. The little homemade ornaments are precious! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

Merry Christmas from She Lives!

shopannies said...

your house looks beatiful you have did a great job in decorating

Laura B. said...

Charming indeed! Wow, Old World Christmas at it's finest! LOVE your staircase.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Your bannister is gorgeous! Love the Joy and Snow banners too. Thanks for the tour!


Jill_in_AL said...

Absolutely beautiful treasures and memories you have to display. We share some of the same Byer's Carolers. I think I have relatives in Monroe--is it between Snellville and Athens? I get confused because either they live in Monroe and we went to Madison to shop at cute stores or the other way around. PLUS...I'm an Auburn grad so we may have many things in common. Thanks for sharing and see you around, J

Celestial Charms said...

What lovely decorations you have. A fine home to spend the holidays in. Have a Merry Christmas.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have come to visit via Kimba's blog. Your decorations are lovely.
I hope you'll visit soon. I am having a giveaway on Friday.

We are THAT Family said...

I love all your pretty decorations! That little nativity ornament is precious!

jamie {rose cottage} said...

Beautiful! I love it all!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Thanks for joining my blog party and inviting us into your beautiful home. Everything looks great! Really love your staircase.

Merry Christmas! -Julia :-)

April said...

wow.. that scripture that starts your post off is fantastic.. how appropriate for this time of year especially! thanks for reminding us!

Noah's Mommy said...

YOu really decorated your house beautifully....

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Beautiful home and decorations!

sa said...


The Charm House II

Charm House I

I will turn Blessings into Praise!

I will turn Blessings into Praise!