Linkin' Up {Christmas Tour}

Yes, I did a complete Christmas Home Tour HERE, but I combined it into one post so I could link up to all of the great home tours in blogland.  I've said before that I enjoy looking at home decor and these tours are just what the doctor ordered!!

So, Blog World, here is my Christmas Home Tour 2011. . . . . . .

{kitchen and entry way}

{living room}
{fresh greenery all around}

{mantle and nativity}

{little touches}
{entryway tree}
{Ava Grace's tree}
{the tree}

"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!" Yes it is!  I love all of the fun--the decorations, the home tours, the parties, the giving.  Most importantly, we celebrate a Savior--that's what makes this time of year so wonderful.  In John 1: 1-5, 14 we are told that...

  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it...The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth

In this passage, John tells us that the Eternal Son of God--the second person of the Trinity equal in person to God the Father left the riches of heaven and came to earth to dwell among us.  

He stepped down into this dark and dead world to bring light and life.  

Jesus is SO much more than a baby in a barn or the son of a carpenter.  He is our Creator King who came to bring us life by giving up his own.


  1. Beautiful!! I love all of it!

  2. love love love this post!! beautiful!!

  3. It is all so beautiful! I especially love your daughter's tree! Thank so stopping by my blog as well!

  4. I meant "thank you for stopping by my blog" :)

  5. Love it! Is that red mesh mixed throughout the branches? Whatever it is, it looks great!

  6. Everything looks beautiful! thanks for stopping by.

  7. Beautiful! I especially like the greenery in your decorating. Natural beauty is the best kind. Thanks for stopping by today!

  8. Love all you decorations! Beautiful! Thanks for checking out my blog too. I am glad you liked it. Yay for blogging in Texas! Merry Christmas!

  9. so beautiful and festive! i adore that garland!

  10. It's all beautiful, but I really love the fresh greenery and Ava Grace's tree. My 4 year old daughter has a pink one and it looked cute on day 1. But she keeps moving those ornaments all over the place.

  11. Everything is so pretty...especially your girls! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Merry Christmas! Kristine

  12. Its beautifully decorated! I especially love the mini-tree.

  13. What a beautifully decorated home! Love it!

    Blessings, Grace

  14. stopping by from Kelly's Korner
    your decorations are very pretty!

  15. I hope you don't mind, but I shared this post on my blog tonight. Thanks, Laura of findinghomeonline.com

  16. @Finding Home AKA Laura....I don't mind at all!

    BTW, I checked out your blog. Your home is just gorgeous. Simply beautiful!

  17. Absolutely beautiful Leslie, I tried to pick my favorite tree, but couldn't they are all so beautiful, and the touches of Christmas all through your house looks so warm and inviting. Thank you for sharing.
    Thank you for visiting me and for taking the time to leave me a sweet comment.
    Wishing you and your dear family a most blessed and joyous Christmas

  18. OMG I loooove your decorations!!! I went with a similar style.. classic and simple. We also have similar stockings from PB! So beautiful... Merry Christmas!

  19. New Follower... Your decorations are stunning. Everything is gorgeous!

  20. I love all your decorations! Your little girl's tree is especially adorable!

  21. This has been, by far, the best home tour presentation I have seen! Love your pictures, and your home looks lovely! I especially love your Christmas tree, very beautiful. Great job.

  22. WOW, Kristel! Thanks for such a compliment.

    I checked out your stuff again and it is beautiful as well!

    BTW, thanks to ALL of my commentors!

  23. I love your warm red colours and your collages - very nice!

  24. Your decorations are just beautiful! I love them all! & your girls are precious, too! Merry Christmas!

  25. Everything just seems elegant and so classy!
    i love those vibrant ornaments and decors, and yes of course the tree as well.
    Thanks for the inspirations.

    Anne Walker
    Christmas tree decorating ideas


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