Friday, December 15, 2006

Tis the Season for Christmas Decorations!

Well, as you already know ... I have a 14 month old... so, almost all of my Christmas decorations have stayed in the boxes they were packed away in last year. That's been really tough for me, because I love Christmas so much. In fact, I'm more of a child at Christmas than a child is ... Shannon, was that proper grammar?

Anyway, I've compiled a slide show of some shots of different decorations I have managed to put up in my home -- like on the wall, or mantle, or on a counter or table or dresser ... far, FAR away from inquisitive 14-month-old fingers.

Unfortunately, I had to bring our lighted snowman in from outside because he kept getting blown over, and since I paid so much money for it, I REFUSE to let it go back into storage. Sadly, my son is captured by it, and has managed to decapitate it numerous times. Hey -- who says a snowman has to have a good head on his shoulders to be adorable?

Anyway, you'll see some shots of the outside of my home, some shots of my cookie Christmas tree, some closeups of the ornaments, a shot of Joseph and Mary holding baby Jesus (my "good nativity" is packed away, but you'll see a shot of our wooden block nativity on Christmas day), and a gorgeous Wedgewood ornament that a lovely, beautiful, sweet and kind Georgian-southern friend of mine gave me. It matches my dining room PERFECTLY, so I hung it from my chandelier. Again -- out of the reach of 14-month-old fingers.

I hope you enjoy your tour of my home, and hey ... don't forget to hop on over to BooMama's and check out another gazillion bloggers participating! Thanks, BooMama for wrangling this together! Great job, as usual!

p.s.: Please ignore the crumbs on my carpet, dust on my, well -- everything, and fingerprints all over the place! If you ignore mine, I'll ignore yours! hehehehehe!


36 comments:

Lindsey @ enjoythejourney said...

You have a lovely home; looks pretty good to have a 14 month old around! ;)

lrlwreath said...

GiBee, if I had not known better I would of thought I was looking at my sister in laws house. Out side your house looks e.x.a.c.t.l.y like her house(I had to do a double take. She lives in Baltimore and that is where we are heading for Santa.

Anyways, the decorations are beautiful. You have a talent for making things look pretty.

Merry Christmas sweet friend.

org junkie said...

Beautiful Gibee, I love the "Live, Love, Laugh" sign...so cute. Oh and I hope you don't mind I took just a few candies off your gingerbread house....delicious!
Laura

Anonymous said...

Your home is gorgeous!

Barbara H. said...

Thanks so much! I love snowmen, too. Everything is lovely!

Barbie said...

Your house is beatiful. All your decorations are so cute. I love the picture of your little guy looking at the snowman all lite up:) so cute;)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this! Your home looks so full of love and Christmas cheer! I'm hoping to put a few pics on mine maybe this weekend.

Thanks for sharing!
Merry Christmas!

Kim

Anonymous said...

Beautiful decorations! You did a great job!

Susanne said...

Beautiful Gibee! What do you mean you don't have Christmas decorations up! That was a lovely tour!

Becky said...

Your home is gorgeous and your little boy is so adorable I just want to give him lots of hugs and kisses! I love the picture of him with the snowman in the dark...oh so cute. And your gingerbread house looks great! Thanks for letting us in to see your beautiful home & child! Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Lovely slideshow! That's an awesome gingerbread house. We have a decapitated Santa at our house, too!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! I enjoyed all your decorations! Your home looks inviting and cozy and I love the outside too! My favorite was the angel - so whimsical! :) Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Your home is just gorgeous and your little man is adorable!! I love your tree and all of decorations. Thank you so much for the wonderful tour. Have a very blessed Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! your home is lovely...
and that picture of your little one looking at the snowman lit up is precious!

Blessings,
Karla

Anonymous said...

Your home is beautiful, GiBee. The outside shot...my word, what a gorgeous house. I do understand about the toddler in the house. But you've done a wonderful job of decorating anyway. I love the gingerbread house and ornaments.

Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family.

Anonymous said...

What a great "presentation" with the slide show. :o)

Your home is beautiful! The outside of your house is charming, too.

Thank you for the tour!

on the Rock said...

What a delicious looking tree! The gingerbread theme looks like tons of fun! A very lovely tour! And Hunter is such a cutey!

Sue said...

Beautiful slide show! I love the look of wonder on your baby's face as he's looking at the snowman. Precious!
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so lovely, GiBee! And I especially enjoyed getting some glimpses of Hunter - particularly with the snowman. Too cute!

Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Tammy and Parker said...

Such a beautiful home.

Your decorations are lovely and your little one is just precious.

Anonymous said...

I'm still seeing snowflakes across the screen as I am typing this. That was such a cool way to display your pictures! Your house is soooo beautiful GiBee! That outside picture looks like it should be in a movie!!

Big Mama said...

Your home is beautiful. I love all your different decorations, but I think my favorite is the gingerbread house.

Merry Christmas!

e-Mom said...

I love your huge house! And this was a delightful slide show. My favorite part was the gingerbread house (awesome) and the gingerbread cookie ornaments. You are one dedicated Mom! Merry Christmas! :~)

Sarakastic said...

I love the snowman, I've enver seen one like that before. Now I must have one. Thanks for having me over, merry christmas.

gail said...

Your home and decorations are beautiful...I especially love the shot of the outside of your house, it's gorgeous! The little one is pretty cute too.
Thanks for showing us around.

Tammy said...

Your home is gorgeous! And I love all the snowmen. What a beautiful slide show!

Mrs. B said...

You have a beautiful home, and it's so festive! Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas to you!

Mrs. B said...

PS I wanted to say that I love your blog decor---very cheerful and pretty!

Julie said...

Your home and decorations are just beautiful.

Good grief, please tell me you didn't make those perfectly iced cookies yourself. You wouldn't want to give a blogging friend a complex now, would you?

Thanks for the beautiful tour...Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Your little boy makes the sweetest Christmas picture ever! Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas!

rocks in my dryer said...

GiBee, it's all just beautiful. And YES, that was proper grammar.

OH, OH, guess what the "word verification" is on this. "dawomb". Get it? "Womb"? GiBee, this has to be a good sign... ;)

Jen said...

wonderful slide show
I particularly like the one where your son is looking at the snowman such wonder in his eyes so sweet so christmasy

Kelli said...

Your home is beautiful!!! I love the lit up snowman picture with your son looking at it..too cute!
Thanks for having us over and Merry Christmas!
Kelli

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I enjoyed touring your home. Have a Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Beautifully done, GiBee!

Merry Christmas!

Mrs. Monise said...

Oh your house is just lovely and your son is so cute! Thanks for the tour it was very fun. Thanks!