Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas House Tour

Welcome to our home. Come on in. Amidst all the busyness of decorating, shopping, and visiting, I want to always remember why we celebrate Christmas, so I make sure the nativity scene is in a prominent place. I bought it at Dollar Tree a couple of years ago!





We aren't going to be home for Chritmas this year. actually we aren't home very much this entire month, but I had to have at least one tree, so this little one sits on the island in the kitchen. And these little felt trees march across the dining room table. Also Dollar Tree finds from a previous year! The mantle in our living room gets a little Christmas finery. Mr. and Mrs. Santa and some brass candlesticks decorate the mantle in our TV room. I placed red garlands over doorways..
And above windows...Some greens from the garden fill blue and white containers.Bows, pinecones and greens adorn baskets. I gather red from around the house to make things look festive: a quilt, books, ceramic cardinal, little wooden hearts and lots strings of apples.All my large blue and white vases get filled with strings of apples. Red and white china sits on tables. Snowmen pop up here... and there....and everywhere.. A couple of favorites find a special spot to perch: this little wooden doll that came from my mom's home.
And the final ornament which we put out this year is this silly Santa on a motorcycle that moves and plays "born to be wild"! My husband doesn't have a motorcycle but he is always joking about getting one and this is the nearest that he'll get.There are some other Christmas Home Tours going on today: at Boo Mama's and Heather's and at Hooked on Houses, and at Southern Hospitality, so I hope you find the time to visit all of them and see lots of other homes all decorated for Christmas.

This is such a busy time and we aren't going to be home very much, so I am not going to be posting for awhile.
My prayer is for you that you have a happy, safe and blessed Christmas and remember, you are the reason for the season. Jesus came to this earth for you!

Merry Christmas.
Rhondi xo

78 comments:

  1. Hi, Rhondi! I'm really glad you joined my blog party today. Your home is so cheery and inviting! I loved taking the tour.

    Your nativity scene is really beautiful. And I'm partial to red and white at Christmas, myself, so I loved your red and white china, the hanging quilt, and those adorable felt trees. It's impossible not to smile when you see those.

    Thanks for playing along! -Julia :-)

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  2. Hi Rhondi -
    Your home is so festive. I love those little trees marching down the center of your table. They are so cute! And that little kitchen tree is darling. What nice touches you have everywhere. Have a Merry Christmas.
    ~Adrienne~

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  3. I LOVE that large container with the red apples.... the red and blue look stunning... such a lovely home..... God Bless..... be safe in your travels...
    HUgs
    Linda

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  4. Oh my gosh, I LOVE the way you mix the Christmas reds and whites with your blue china pieces. It looks terrific!
    You've inspired me for next year.

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  5. very nice! i love the red and white. so festive. :)

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  6. I keep those trees on blogs everywhere and can't find them at my $ store! Love them!!

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  7. I hope you have a good time, wherever you find yourself over the Christmas season, Rhondi.
    Your house is very festive and cheery - a lovely pick-me-up at the end of a long day!

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  8. Oh my! Your home is so lovely! I love your tree in the kitchen! Thank you for sharing your home to me!

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  9. I love your snowman, and dollar store trees. I have part of the same Dollar Tree nativity. Be safe in your travels & have a wonderful Christmas!

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  10. P.S. Love all the blue & white and the cute little crackled snowman!

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  11. everything looks great. I especially love your blue and white tree in the kitchen I will be looking for one of those for my guest room

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  12. hello there - just loving the apples in the blue china - divine - thanks for sharing le

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  13. Just beautiful. You did a lot considering you aren't going to be home. Love all the red and white. Especially the dishes. Have a wonderful holiday season and a Merry Merry Christmas. Mimi

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  14. Love those felt trees.

    Hope you get a chance to visit my Northern Ireland blog.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  15. Absolutely lovely...I so enjoyed your pictures.

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  16. Rhondi,
    Your home is absolutely gorgeous. I love your Christmas touches and your decorations are sensational.
    Karen

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  17. Nothing says Christmas like RED and you have done a fabuluous job adding red to your home!!! I love it mixed in with the blues! nancy

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  18. Love the trees in the middle of the table and the tree on the island is too cute (I love the pot that it is in). Thanks for showing us your home!

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  19. So bright and colorful!
    Merry Christmas.

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  20. I just love your kitchen tree. So clever!

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.

    Merry Christmas!

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  21. Love the nativity! I'm glad to hear you put in your foyer for all to see.

    Love the simple and sweet decorations you choose to decorate your home with.

    Simple is so beautiful and you create the most wonderful things when you create from your heart.

    You inspire me to put my home on tour for Christmas.

    Thanks my new friend.

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  22. Hi there,
    really like the photos, love them being close up! As for the tree with the blue and white delph on it, totally unique to me!

    God bless,
    Ruth

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  23. As always, your home looks so festive, and I just love how Christmas red goes with blue and white.

    Kathy b

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  24. Your home looks beautiful and I'm in love with your Dollar Tree trees! I want your trees!!! How about this...I'll give you TEN dollars? Thanks for sharing your home with us!
    I'll be back to look around later!
    -Kim

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  25. Hi Rhondi,

    THANK YOU for coming by and visiting me via JanMary's blog - delighted you stopped in. I decided to come see you too, and glad I'm here.

    Your home looks LOVELY. I especially like:

    1. your nativity - what a GORGEOUS SET. I've not got one yet, I'm still searching for THE one as it is something I'm passionate to choose the BEST one that speaks to me.

    2. your little kitchen tree. I've not seen this kind before, what a totally SWEET (or savoury, being in the kitchen, right?) Since one spends most of our time in there anyways, what a great idea.

    3. the crackley snowman getting a hug from the kids. Awwww!

    Thank you for coming by and also for allowing us to visit you today!

    ~ Barb (Mrs. Miles)

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  26. Hi Rhondi,

    WOW everything looks so pretty and I just love your quilt and the Christmas trees.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Elizabeth

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  27. Your home is beautiful. Makes me feel happy and cheerful just looking at it. Thanks for sharing. May your travels be safe. Have a joyful and blessed Holiday. And Amen to your reminder that Jesus is the reason for the season.

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  28. Your home is so pretty. I just can't pick a favorite thing. The red you use makes decorating for Christmas so easy doesn't it? I'll have to come back for a visit. Have safe travels this month, Merry Christmas and God Bless.

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  29. Just beautiful decoration!amazing!I love them!
    visit me anytime...


    xoxoxo

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  30. Hi Rhondi ~ what beautiful decorations you have. Thank you for inviting us into your home.

    Have a great Christmas!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  31. Oh Rhondi, its all so beautiful, I could move right in!! :)

    what a gorgeous collection of beautiful and sweet things you have accumulated , each one is so unique and so pretty too!! I love it all!!

    Happy Holidays sweetie! Cynthia

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  32. Where ever your travels take you, I hope you have a wonderful time. I cannot believe you found that nativity and the felt trees at the dollar store. Wow.
    Nancy

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  33. Rhondi,
    Oh, I just love all your red, white and blue Christmas decorations. Your home always makes me smile. That red quilt is fabulous and I love the motorcycle riding Santa.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  34. very sweet!!! thanks for sharing your Christmas home with us!!!

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  35. Rhondi, everything is just lovely. Every spot reflects your style and warmth.

    Thank you for always sharing with us, and my best wishes for a holiday filled with love and joy.

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  36. Just touring the Hooked on Houses holiday show and I am bowled over by all of your cuteness! Did you make that stunning red and white quilt? Do you know the pattern name?

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  37. Your decor is so cheerful, and the red is so pretty with your blue!!
    Cute kitchen tree!!
    Merry Christmas!!
    :)
    ~Becca~

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  38. Love that nativity! Dollar Tree has some good stuff (love those felt trees - just love them)! It all looks beautiful!

    Manuela

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  39. I love all of your Christmas decor. You have a better dollar store than we do! Those felt trees are adorable! Thank you for sharing your lovely home. laurie

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  40. Rhondi, I love all your decorating -- for Christmas and every day. Everything looks great. I love your Dollar Tree finds.

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  41. Rhondi,
    Your home really shines with the Christmas spirit! I enjoyed the tour.

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  42. I just adore all your decorations. They are lovely.

    I will have a giveaway on my Friday post.

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  43. so festive and lovely...and love the name of your blog btw!

    merry merry christmas!!!

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  44. I love your style. Your decor is wonderful, how you mixed a few holiday touches in with your everyday items. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  45. I have really enjoyed this Christmas Tour of your house this morning Rhondi! I hope that you have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas this year!

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  46. Rhondi: Me gustó mucho pasear por tu casa tan maravillosamente decorada!!!
    Me gusta mucho tu blog y adoro ir a verlo siempre.Besos desde las Islas Canarias.Adelina.

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  47. Your home looks so festive Rhondi! I love the red and white quilt. Is that my stepfather on the motorcycle? It looks so much like him...lol!

    Christmas hugs ~
    Heidi

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  48. I love all of your blue and white china, especially the kitchen tree with the blue and white china ornaments!

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  49. Rhondi, thanks for coming by my party too! I love all your festiveness at Christmas, it's truly beautiful. You really know how to do it up right. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  50. Rhondi,
    How lovely - so festive! I loved catching a glimpse of your Christmas spirit.

    May your joy overflow as you celebrate the Word enfleshed!

    P.S. I'm featuring an amazing artist today on my blog, Give it a Twirl. Her name is Diana Moses Botkin and I know you will appreciate her 'Renaissance' series.

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  51. You have some beautiful Christmas decorations. Thank you for sharing them.

    Elizabeth

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  52. Your home is just beautiful, love the blue and white tree in the kitchen. Your felt trees are so cute,I thought you had made those. Have a wonderful Christmas

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  53. Your home is so cheerful and I enjoyed the tour! My favorites are the kitchen island tree...never thought to put a tree in a pretty pot like that. And I love those Dollar Tree trees on the table...I never find deals like that! Blessings to you!

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  54. I love the felt trees and your wooden girl ornament!

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  55. All of your decorations are just beautiful!

    I posted my Christmas Tea Party photos on my blog today.

    Katherine

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  56. Hi Rhondi, Your home is beautiful. I love all your warm touches and the blue and white worked in with the red, is gorgeous.

    So nice to see you, thank you for stopping by.
    Merry Christmas,
    Celestina

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  57. Everything is lovely! I like your island tree, the felt trees and your mantle! Thanks for sharing :)

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  58. Just love the blue and white tree, your home is lovely.

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  59. Your home looks beautiful all dressed up for the Holidays Rhondi! Wishing you a Blessed and Very Merry Christmas and safe travels.
    Deb

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  60. Your decorations are fantastic. I too love the Dollar Store. If you get there on the day they are putting out new things, the treasures are endless!

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  61. Thank you so much for the festive tour Rhondi. Your house is just perfect. I'm so envious of all your blue and white china and think I will definitely pair my blue and white with red as you have done. It looks wonderful. Have a woderful Christmas with your precious family. Eli

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  62. I love your header, and now I see that those felt trees "live" on your dining room table.

    The motorcycle Santa is cool.

    Merry Christmas!!!

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  63. I loved every picture and every moment of the tour. That red and white teapot continues to be my favorite though. All of it is so cute. The red and white just speaks to me.

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  64. Rhondi...it is a pleasure to look into your lovely home...you have so many pretty things & have put them together so well...Wishing you & your loved ones a very Merry Christmas... ;-) Bo

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  65. What a very beautiful home you have! Thanks so much for sharing..

    Best wishes and blessings to you and our family during this Holiday season.

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  66. Hi Rhondi!

    Loved your tour:)
    Mine was short...sooooo busy this time of the year... hoping next year to have more time! lol
    Oh well we can dream?!
    Christmas Blessings to you,
    KayEllen

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  67. Your house looks great, Rhondi! (I have been searching for a stitching pattern for , for the giveaway ... and yes! I found one now! I will start soon ...

    Have a very merry Christmas!
    Hugs, Carolien

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  68. Rhondi!

    This is just adorable... and I LOVE all your blue and white and pops of red. That quilt! So cute! And those trees! Just all of it. Picture perfect. I'm moving in with you! ;-P

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  69. BEAUTIFUL.I ESPECIALLY LIKE YOUR RED CHINA.IT IS DARLING...ANN

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  70. Very nice the nativity scene, but there´s a really big problem.
    The wise men are three:
    -Gaspar, the young one
    -Melchor, the old one
    and Baltasar, the black one. Where is that last one?
    They all are white! Maybe he is from the jackson´s family.
    Veronica

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  71. Wonderful house tour! Love all of the decorations.
    ♥, Susan

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  72. Dear anonymous
    It's hard to get an historically accurate nativity scene from the Dollar Tree!
    Rhondi xo

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  73. You have such beautiful decorations. Merry Christmas!!!

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  74. oooo, what beautiful decorations you are showing...so so pretty.
    I am now on a mission to find those little felt trees from Dollar Tree..so cute...
    MERRY CHRISTMAS DAY..'
    love, bj

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Hi
Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Rhondi