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Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Home Tour continued ...

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Thanks for joining me for Part 2 of my holiday home tour (For those who have asked, Part 1 is hiding under this post ... just scroll down after the last picture (the reindeer sitting out front) and you'll see the first part of the tour).  Please make yourselves at home !!  (You can click on any picture to enlarge them.)  Off we go ....

So, here's where all the action takes place (lol ... kidding!). The "12 days of Christmas" tree lights up our master bedroom.  I thoroughly enjoyed almost breaking my neck trying to hang the garland above the bed.





Love the cascading red, sequined "doohickeys" hanging down (they remind me of curled ribbons):





This humble tree is made out of prelit branches, along with live branches, berry stems, gold snowflakes and words of Joy, Love and Peace.





And, this is where I cry over my wrinkles, apply gobs just a dash of makeup and destroy my mane with lots of teasing and loads of hairspray each day. LOL. I love the feather trees (from Michaels).



And, what bath is complete without rose petals floating by? (Okay, I promise I only did that the day our home was on the local Christmas Tour of Homes.)



Let's go visit Jax's little "suite" now ...

Here's his cozy, little playroom, where he spends a lot of time reading, creating and destroying.  His tree was so easy and fun to do (since Jax helped me decorate it) ... handmade ornaments, snowflakes, snowmen and ornaments of his favorite TV characters are scattered throughout.  Jax loves the snowflakes surrounding his tree as they fall from the *sky*. 




 




And a little peek into his room where I decorated his tree all things sports, to keep with the theme of his room.  I love the big wreath above his bed where Santa is nestled, keeping watch over my little man.





I decorated the wall tree in his bathroom in purples, reds, golds and greens to match the shower curtain. The topper is done in palm branches in greens and reds spraying out (matching the palms in the shower curtain as well).





Next, let's peek into my husband's office:



The Santa elf is says "hello":



I think that this is most FAVORITE tree. I decided to make this our FAMILY tree ... to remind me and my family of what the holidays are truly about. I added black and white pictures of days gone by, along with familial sayings and chocolate *gold* coins (a/k/a treasure ... as in *treasure* your family). I find myself going in there to stare at the pictures of family who are no longer with us ... this tree makes me feel as though they are truly a part of our holiday.



There sits a picture of Jax, John and me front and center (can you spot us?)



And, the guest bath in greens and browns:



We're beebopping out to our little porch ... done in all things rustic.  The slimline tree features all simple, natural ornaments and the large rustic Santa warms up by the fire.  Please have a seat in one of the rockers and visit awhile.





And, before our last stop in my husband's favorite room, we'll pass through the mudroom, decorated with all things Santa.





I love the picture from last year where Jax took a quiet walk with Santa:







Finally, let's visit my husband's "man cave" (a/k/a, the garage).  He's a HUGE NY Yankees fan, so, only fitting that it be in a NY theme.  His tree has his Yankee ornaments scattered about.  We love having the multiple TVs in there ... Jax can watch cartoons; John can watch sports: and I can watch HGTV, Lifetime or Real Housewives of *any* county (lol); although, John prefers it if there are sports on all three !!  Since we don't get out much (having a 3 year old), we love entertaining our friends here ... stop by if you're ever in our neck of the woods !!





Thanks again for spending some time with me ... hope you enjoyed !!  Ronny the Reindeer will be sitting here on the bench for awhile if you'd like to stop back by (oops, the tops of my presents blew off).



Best wishes,






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52 comments:

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Becca, It is so nice to meet you. welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. You'll find some of the sweetest people around. I enjoyed my tour of your beautifully decorated home. I can imagine your son feels like he lives in a magical wonder land. Thank you for swinging in and leaving such a sweet comment. Pop in any 'ole time. hugs ~lynne~

Anita said...

Love your trees. Cute idea with the B&W family pictures..Like that very much

Becca said...

Thanks for stopping by and your kind words, Lynne. I appreciate the warm welcome and look forward to visiting your blog regularly to see your beautiful home and projects !! Have a great weekend, Becca

Becca said...

Thank you, Anita !! I'm glad you liked the Family tree ... it really is a very meaningful tree to me and was so fun to put together. Take care, Becca

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just beautiful, Becca! Our kids' playroom became their "hang out" room when they were older and is now just our den, where we watch television {since they are mostly out of the house at this point}. How nice you can sit out on your porch at this time of year! I actually lit the first fire of the season in our fireplace this afternoon. We finally got hit with some frigid temperatures here in New York.

Melissa Miller said...

What a precious room for you son Becca! I know he just loves it and having his own special tree. It's gorgeous! Your garage space is so awesome too! What a great place to entertain family and friends.

I keep saying it but I must tell you again I just adore your GORGEOUS home. ~Wow!

I'm adding you to my side blogroll! More people should see your home here in blogland. I hope in some small way it helps people find your amazing blog.

~Enjoy your weekend! ~Melissa :)

PS It's so good to see your pretty face! It's always nice to put a face with a name.

Liz said...

Happy Saturday, Becca! WOW, another wonderful surprise and treat coming here only to find more gorgeous trees and holiday decorations. Your sons room is absolutely precious. I love your bedroom tree too; the colors are so warm and lovely. Actually, I love it ALL! =) You have been one busy girl.

Beautiful profile picture.
Liz

Becca said...

Thanks, Kathy !! So, being in NY, I'm sure this is your first of MANY fires to cozy up by, isn't it? I envy that you'll most likely get to enjoy a White Christmas, too !!

Becca said...

Melissa ... THANK YOU for your kind words and for adding me to your side blogroll !! Yes, Jax enjoys his trees (and, thankfully, has been pretty good about not destroying them ... lol). We do enjoy hanging out in the "man cave" (girls *are* allowed sometimes) !! You guys are not too far from us, so if you're ever down this way, you MUST stop by ... John would love to meet another fellow Marine, too !!

Becca said...

Good morning, Liz !! I see you're an early riser like me (even on the weekends) ... possibly enjoying a quiet cup of coffee before your family wakes up and the chaos begins? :)

THANK YOU for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments ... yes, girl, I've been busy and am DREADING taking this all down in a couple of weeks. Our homes always look so empty after the holidays, don't they? Oh well, it's just another excuse to decorate again, right? Have a great day, Becca

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Wow! More beautiful pictures. Love the playroom! So many little details in all of your decorating. Enjoyed the tour!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Becca, honey, all I can say is what took you so long to start blogging!! Your blog is fabulous, your photography beautiful and your home stunning. I've signed on to follow you. Hugs, Marla

Lori said...

Becca
It has been absolutely heavenly going through your posts featuring your holiday home! I can only imagine the excited your son feels when your pulling things out and putting them up, what a divine childhood! I too agree your family tree is so heart-warming! And can't help but love the kitchen! You girls can sure find those Santa's with sweets, I never do!! I'll be adding you to my sidebar, it has been such a pleasure to visit you today! Happy Holidays, Lori

Becca said...

Hi Lori, thank you so much for stopping by my humble abode and offering such warm compliments !! Yes, Jax has enjoyed this holiday season ... being 3, he truly "gets" Santa this year, so it's been fun seeing the magic through his eyes !! I found my Santas at Home Goods (my home away from home!). Thank you for adding me to your sidebar ... I'm off to enjoy your blog. Best wishes, Becca

Becca said...

Hi Marla !! I'm so glad you paid me a visit ... thank you for your warm (and witty) comment !! Of course, since you left you left, I've updated my Home Tour posts to include more pics ... still trying to figure all of this out. Thanks again for stopping by !! Becca

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Becca,
Thank you for telling me about the added pictures! ~WOWEE!!! I just love coming to take a peek at your home.

I have always been impressed when people decorate their master bedroom spaces for the Holidays. Yours is just spectacular! LOVE the way you added the mesh wrap garland around the tree. I really want to try this idea! I've been seeing it around Blogland this year and it's just so pretty. The headboard garland is gorgeous too!

Your laundry room is just precious as well. Love the tray and the Santa picture.

Your attention to detail at your home is just fanatastic! I am already getting so many ideas from you!

Enjoy this seasonal Holiday weekend!
~Melissa :)

Becca said...

Melissa ... thanks for coming on over again and thoughtfully commenting on the other pics I added ... it's an illess, I tell ya'!

The mesh wrap is so much fun and such a great space filler! I got mine from Michaels (both a mesh and more of a tule), both being really wide and both being on sale (score)!! I love wrapping more than one ribbon around my trees, too ... the more, the better, right? Thanks again ... hope you're enjoying the weekend. I'm making white chili as we speak to devour later on. Hugs, Becca

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Hi Becca, love all your decorations, love your beautiful home...the Christmas trees are so darned pretty, I love them all, I am posting my tree tomorrow night for met monday on (betweennapsontheporch) stop over...

Picket said...

Hey girl!!!! Welcome to blogland!!! I am so glad you came by...it allowed me to find you and I love all this 'eye' candy girl!!!! I thouoght I was the only one who used words like 'doohickeys' lol

Your home is beautiful and the Christmas decorations are glorious!!!! I loved it all but that family tree with the old photos is a treasure for sure girl...that is such a great idea...I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous place and having you for a 'neighbor' here in blogland! Merry Christmas to you and yours and please stop by anytime! ~Picket~

Vivian said...

I just happened upon your blog and wanted to say you have a beautiful home. I, like you, have been wanting to start a blog for a year now. My main holdup is coming up with a name. I also had my home on the tour of the homes last weekend. Once again, your home is beautiful. Your an inspiration to me. Now, if I can just follow in your footsteps and make myself get up and start a blog.

Becca said...

Vivian ... thank you!! I'd love to see pictures of your, undoubtedly, beautiful home! So, you really need to just go for it and create your blog! Trust me, if I can do it, anyone can. I've glot a LOT to learn, but it's been fun to finally connect with so many of the women who I've quietly followed and admired for so long! Now, it's your turn! Take care, Becca

Twice as Nice said...

Just found your blog and wanted to say "Welcome". I have to admit Twin does all the downloading of pics because I still don't understand all this stuff! Anyway your home is beautiful and I can't get over how much you decorate. It must take days. WOW

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Becca, I love your home. I also have a little man that I refer to as Monkey. We are transitioning him to his big boy room right now where he will continue to have a sports theme. I love what you have done with Jax's room! Merry Christmas!!

Rue said...

Hi again Becca :)

Thank you so much for your visit! Thank you for YOUR husband's service and also your brother-in-laws!

I feel like a slacker seeing all that you've done LOL All these rooms are just as beautiful as the others. Your family is so beautiful too and I don't believe that comment about applying gobs of make-up... nope! Not one bit :)

rue

Carolyn said...

Thank you for the lovely tour-I am sure everyone on the tour enjoyed seeing your beautifully decorated home. Little Jax's room is so cute too.

Have a wonderful Christmas,
Carolyn

Welcome to Lolliworld said...

Great stuff, love your blog, too!
I'm stopping in from the Sugare Pie Sistas, come visit me sometime, you're always welcome!
Donna
spiesspirit.blogspot.com

pinkkandy said...

WELCOME TO SUGARPIE FARMHOUSE....I LOVE YOUR HOME.....
STOP BY MY BLOG SOMETIME...
GOD BLESS
KANDY

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful! Beth sent me!

Jill said...

Wow! I just looked through both posts of your "home tour" and it is just GORGEOUS! Like something out of a magazine, honestly :)

Becca said...

Thank you "pinkkandy" ... I'm on my way to your blog for a visit. And, I'm so glad Beth sent you over!! She's a crazy character. :)

Jill, thank you!! What a thoughtful thing to say ... our home will look so empty when we take all of this down!

Loving Life in Southern California! said...

I love the prelit branches! Where did you find them?? Great Christmas decor! I'm finishing up my decorating today! Glad to have found your blog - following you now!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. I adore the tree with the black and white photos! And the Santa Elf is so cute.
Yours is the prettiest laundry room I've ever seen; I may actually ENJOY doing that mundane chore in a room like that!
So, I lost count - how many trees do you have, anyway?

Kristens Creations said...

Wow! Your home is amazing!!! Every room in the house is decorated. I thought I had alot! lol...I am very impressed with everything! I looked at your last post too...awesome! I can't imagine how long this took...I'm sure you love it though. I saw Melissa was going to put you on her sidebar...so am I. I don't want to miss any of your posts! Merry Christmas! Kristen

Becca said...

Ethelmaepotter, thanks for coming on over and for your kind (and witty) words. The mudroom started as the blah white, but sucks you in with the red monkey wallpaper. I'm thinking of painting it though to a more neutral color ... we'll see. As for trees ... we have 11 (ugh ... just reminded that I have to take them all down soon). Take care, Becca

ceekay said...

Hi Becca....welcome to the wonderful world of blogging. Your home is absolutely beautiful and your decorations are unbelievable! I enjoyed the tour and became a follower so I can "find" you again! Hope you can visit by my little place sometime....
Ceekay

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Becca....So beautiful....I love that every nook is filled....Your pictures are great. There are new tree pictures up on the holiday blog...and I am loving looking through all the beautiful decorations on the Home Tour...Just need a few free hours...
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/
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Becca said...

Ceekay and Teresa, I'm so glad you stopped by and left such sweet notes !! Thank you !! Ceekay, I'm on my way over to your place. And, Teresa, I can't wait to see all the new, undoubtedly beautiful, trees !! On my way ....

Jerri said...

Everything looks so wonderful! And I'll have to come back when my husband is home, so I can show him your Yankees room. He'll love it!

lugom said...

Hi Becca! Can I just say that you are amazing! I wish you could come help me decorate my house!! If you don't mind me asking, do you mind sharing where you found you're little candy cane sign in you're kitchen that says have a Happy Christmastide. I fell in love with it, and I would love to have one! Thanks, and Merry Christmas!!

Becca said...

Thanks, Jerri ... come back by anytime to see my husband's Yankee's "cave" !!

Lugom, Merry Christmas to you and thanks for your sweet note. If you're talking about the sign above my cabinets ... actually, that's a framed chalkboard (from Home Goods), and I wrote the Christmas note on there with "Liquid Markers" (can order on Amazon) ... fun and easy (but I'm in serious need of art lessons)!!

lugom said...

Hi Becca! It is the one that is sitting next to a pic with Jax and a countertop. Thanks! Marty

Lori said...

Happy Holidays Becca! Lori

Pearl Maple said...

Thankyou for sharing these holiday home tours, so much inspiration and fun styles to appreciate.

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Tammy@InStitches said...

HI Becca ! Your home is really beautiful, that must have taken a long time to decorate. I have the same monkey fabric in my kitchen. I kinda have a thing for monkeys. Your blog is lovely.

Alex and Jill said...

I'm so putting a Christmas tree in my master bedroom after seeing these pics! Gorgeous!

Janna~Country Creek Creations said...

Hi Becca...your home is just gorgeous. How proud you must be! I fell in love with your flair for detail. It is absolutely breathtaking girl. Thank you for letting us peek in. Will be following you to see what your next adventure will be. lol

Oh and could I ask where you found your 12 days of Christmas ornies for your tree? I have been searching high & low with no luck. Thanks again. *Ü*

kimmcl said...

Lord have mercy woman! You decorate your master bathroom for Christmas??? You are my IDOL!

FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Beautiful! I love all the glow lighting and how you pulled everything together with a theme!

Oh yes, and GO YANKEES! :)

Lissl :)

Terry said...

Becca, you crazy girl, I loved the tour and love your posts! You make me laugh and smile and give me inspiration! Terry

Kathy Olson said...

I somehow found your blog tonight.Whenever I find a new blog, I always go to their holiday posts first:) I love your holiday home decor, but wanted to know where you found that reindeer to put out front! Oh, my kids would love to see this in our yard! Keep up the good work!

Kathy Olson said...

I somehow found your blog tonight.Whenever I find a new blog, I always go to their holiday posts first:) I love your holiday home decor, but wanted to know where you found that reindeer to put out front! Oh, my kids would love to see this in our yard! Keep up the good work!