Monday, December 12, 2011

:: Christmas Decorating 2011 ::

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you are all doing well & enjoying the month of December so far. It is flying by! All of the decorating is done here. Now we can start thinking about shopping & baking. I thought I would share a few photos of some displays around our home. I really had fun decorating, tried to keep it simple this year. Welcome to our home. I hope you enjoy.

In the kitchen. HO :: HO :: HO ::

xmas 2 2011 ARLH

Bowl rack that my Dad made

bowl rack xmas 2 2011 ARLH

Shelf in the foyer ::

Foyer xmas 2011 ARLH

Above our kitchen cabinets ::

kitchen cabinet collage

A little touch of greenery & a charm light to make my kitchen utensils more festive ::

utensils xmas 2 2011 ARLH

In the basement . Old Homestead tote ::

old homestead tote 2011 ARLH

Kris Kringle ::

olde santa xmas 2011 ARLH

Computer cabinet ::

computer cab xmas 2011 ARLH

Master Bedroom ::

master bedroom xmas 2011 ARLH

master bedroom 2 2011 ARLH Soften

Wreath with skates ::

wreath skates 2011 ARLH

I have had this Santa for years. He is one of my favorites ::

Santa 2011 ARLH

candle bits and pieces xmas 2 2011 ARLH

Santa tarts from my sweet friend Dana ::

danas santas 2011 ARLH

Jingle bell tarts also from Dana ::

danas jingle bells 2011 ARLH

Beeswax Santa & candy canes nestled into some mixed greens ::

beeswax santa arrang 2011 ARLH

Fruit, greenery & cinnamon sticks on my doughboard for the holidays ::

xmas fruit collage ARLH

The stockings were hung ::

stockings 2011 ARLH

I was out shopping & found some old fashioned tinsel! The kind that was always on my childhood trees growing up! Now it's on OUR family tree & I love it! The tree just shimmers! 75 cents for a box of tinsel that brings back SO many warm, wonderful memories! ♥

Tinsel 2011 014 ARLH2

Village Candle’s Balsam Fir . So fragrant, festive & wonderful ::

Balsam Fir VC 019 ARLH

Tin punch lantern with greenery & clove studded oranges ::

tin punch lamp xmas ARLH

Our outdoor lights ::

Outdoor Lights 2011 Collage ARLH Edited

We enjoyed our first snow. So beautiful ::

First snow of the season ARLH

The kiddos went sledding ::

Sledding 2011 FB

And built a snowman. So cute ::

snowman 20115 ARLH Pro Pic

I so hope you had fun on our little holiday home tour inside & out! Take time during this busy season to sit & enjoy the sights, sounds & smells of Christmas. I love sitting down after the kiddos have gone to bed when it is quiet, nothing but the tree lights on, Christmas music playing, Time to wind down at the end of a busy day.

Thank you to each and every one of you for stopping by my blog. I love reading your comments & I appreciate you taking the time to visit!

Until next time, take care.



  1. Just beautiful. We always had tinsel on the tree when I was a kid too. Enjoy, Dawn

  2. Hi Sarah, I've been waiting to have a tour of your home all decorated for Christmas. It's beautiful as usual.. I'd love to be able to have the *old fashioned tinsel* on my tree but I'm worried that my kitty would eat it.. I still have some saved from the years when we didn't have kitties.. Maybe one day I'll get to use it again..
    Have a simply wonderful Christmas.. Warmest wishes, Charlotte in Va.

  3. I love to see your Holiday Decorating--you have a wonderful knack for Prim Decor! I also love that you found tinsel for your tree--your tree is beautiful. We had tinsel on all our trees growing up and when my husband and I first had children. Then the "tinsely" garland became popular and we used that--I still miss the tinsel shimmering on the tree. Thank you for sharing your home--and Merry Christmas to you and your family...

  4. Hi Sarah!...I love your decorating! have such an elegant style...everything looks warm and wonderful!

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Such beautiful photos Sarah! Your home is so lovingly decorated, you put so much into it and it shows. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!!

  6. As usual, Beautiful decor. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. Just beautiful...thanks for a peek into your home and inspiration for mine:)

  8. Sarah~ Beautiful decorating ~ I was bouncing around blogland & found your's~ Love the snowman~ now that is pure family fun~

  9. gorgeous! I only wish I could see your pictures larger!!!! :) you do a perfect job with your vingettes (sp?)
    Elisha at Grown by grace blog

  10. Sarah your house is magical at Christmas!!! Every single photo is gorgeous. I'm so glad you are enjoying your Christmas tarts they look so good the way you have them displayed. I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas my friend!!! Tell everybody I said HEY!!!

    Christmas Blessings,


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