Wednesday, December 9, 2009

more is more...and a merry Christmas :-)

My motto for Christmas decorating: more is more, baby! Here are a few pics of some of my favorite Christmas decorations around the house this year. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed this little visual tour! I realized after the fact that I didn't take a single picture of my tree. It's in the dining room, just to the left of the fireplace. The tree you saw at the top of the stairs is our second tree that has all the sentimental, mismatched ornaments on it. The little pink tree you saw is the kids' Advent tree...each day of the advent calendar they find a tiny ornament inside to put on their tree, as well as a Scripture that tells the Nativity story. On the mantel is my collection of blue carnival glass and mercury glass candleholders.

It's funny. I missed out on a lot of blogging over the last year, and while I was away Blogger did some much-needed overhauling on how you upload photos, etc. It's actually easier and more convenient now...but I'm still trying to get used to it...and today it was easier to put a huge block of photos without captions. Now that I'm (slowly) getting back into the swing of things, I'm hoping to get a little better at this whole thing. I guess that's the case with any technology, isn't it...if you're away for even a short time you feel like it's been years! Because the world marches on, with or without you.

Okay I was just re-reading that paragraph and it made me sound much older than I really am! Too funny. Ah well. Some days I FEEL really old. Three little ones will do that to you. :-)

And welcome to those joining me from Julia's Hooked on Houses Holiday Tour!! Welcome!!! Hooked on Houses is one of my favorite blogs, and Julia one of my favorite bloggers. We go way back. I feel I can say I knew her way back when...back before she was famous and being written up by HGTV and people like that. :-)  Check out her blog for lots of fun holiday house tour links!!!

I'm also linked to Rhoda's Holiday House Tours party on her Southern Hospitality blog. She is a sweet and ultra-talented blogger who definitely shares my decorating theme at Christmas of "more is more"! Love it. Check out her party as well.

And last but not least - Melissa's holiday tour party at The Inspired Room. Melissa is always refreshlingly honest and gives me permission to not be perfect! I need that!

Merry Christmas, everybody!


  1. Oh, wow, your Christmas decorations are just beautiful, Courtney! I love the pale colors. I wish I could go for the blues and pinks, but they wouldn't work here as well.

    I haven't figured out the new Blogger picture things yet. I tried using it once and it gave me fits, and I haven't blogged on my Beach Cottage Love (Blogger) blog since.

    Hope you're having a good week! Always love seeing a new post from you. :-)

  2. Gorgeous! It's like you are walking around in a Winter Wonderland! So happy to see the pictures.

    Had a great time with you guys Saturday night!
    Love you!

  3. Oh MY! Can you come to my house and decorate? Pretty please? I'll bake you cookies. the way...wrote to Santa asking him to pick you up to bring you to my cookie party for the day. Depending on length of trip, I can put you up in the guest room. ;-)

    I really love the tree at the top of the landing. What a great little perch! And the mantle is simply stunning.

    By the way...I've been on blogger all along and photo uploads haven't changed at all for me. Am I in some sort of parallel bloggy universe?

  4. I love every little detail in your gorgeous holiday home. The colours you have used are so elegant but they are also very festive.

    This is my first time visiting your blog but I hope to come back soon.

    Best wishes, Natasha.

  5. your house is just beautiful. your color story is stunning! love it. can we just talk about that mantel? i think i will be dreaming about it!!!

    happy weekend!

  6. HI, Courtney thanks for joining the party & for coming by!! So nice to see you around again. Your pics are just stunning, girl! Love them all, very stylized and magazine-like. I love your mantel & all your glitzy things. Yes, indeed...more IS more!

  7. Well, it looks like you have the hang of it to me ;)

    Your home is gorgeous!


  8. Well the more is more is working for you Courtney! It all looks lovely (as always)! Good to see you around again!!

    Christmas blessings,

  9. Hi again Courtney :)

    I just wanted to let you know I bought the burlap ribbon and the music ribbon from Ballard Designs. If I don't tell you now, I'll forget LOL

    Thank you for your sweet comment!


  10. First time here, and I'm following :) Your holiday decor is much so that I will feature your gorgeous mantle on my home page if ya don't mind.

  11. I love your style and very nice blog also. Merry Christmas. Smiles, Carol Mae

  12. I love it. I love it all. And now, I too will stalk your blog. I'm glad you're back. (I read some previous posts!)

    Love it!

  13. wowza!! love the silver trees and those big blue bows of ribbon on the ends


  14. Lovely home and holiday decor!!!
    I posted my mantel too.


  15. OMG! They are just sooo lovely!!! I love them! I really enjoy following your blog! Happy Holidays!

  16. More is MORE and I love it! Your decorations are absolutely beautiful! I especially love the mantel!

  17. You home is absolutely gorgeous and you did such an amazing job decorating it. I found your blog thanks to Erin who featured it on her blog, House of Turquoise.

    ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Thanks for sharing!

    Teresa <><

  18. I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family!!!!

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