12.21.2011

Holiday Decor

Here's a look at what my home looks like around this time of year. I grew up in this house and my mom does a wonderful job of decorating each holiday. But Christmas is the best. It's beautiful, cozy, and magical. I hope you enjoy the little tour...
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Here's a view of the daytime...
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There's actually a funny story about our tree. You can read that in my guest post over at Nat the Fat Rat. It's a good one. :)
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And a night view...
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This is a music box I got for Christmas a long time ago. It was one of those things I wanted so badly. I was so excited when I got it. It's no ordinary music box. It has 4 different scenes from The Nutcracker, the curtains open and close in between each scene, and it plays 8 different songs from The Nutcracker. :)
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Every little detail is taken care of. There are things to see everywhere you turn. It sure made Christmas memorable growing up here. :)
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Do you like decorating for Christmas? Do you go all out or keep it simple??

P.S. I'm doing a Christmas guest post over at Mrs. DTF today! Check it out if you have a sec.

P.P.S. Be sure to enter the Christmas Giveaway Extravaganza if you haven't yet! It ends Christmas Eve at Midnight!

48 comments

Emmett Katherine said...

That first pic looks like it should be on the front of a hallmark card, so pretty :) also love your new profile pic, you've got to teach me how to make those buttons!

Last but not least, you're def a super blogger, I don't know how you manage to guest post & regular post so often! I can barley keep up posting once a week! Lol!

Merrry Christmas G, hope you have a great week :)

Courtney B said...

The decor is soooo pretty! LOVE it :) Your home definitely looks cozy!

Little Lo Hood said...

Holy smokes that is so pretty and all decked out for sure! I am definitely more simple but boy would that get me in the holiday spirit. :) -Lo

Whitney said...

I love your Christmas decorations - but I ADORE your music box! I wish I could find one for me! lol

Melu103 said...

hahaha i went over her blog
and read the story .. pretty funny

Your mom did a good job
i love how she decorated the tree!


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memory said...

oh gentri, this is BEAUTIFUL! i love the night glow...so pretty.

that nutcracker music box sure is something. we usually put wreaths up on the windows outside and have a live tree. plus, we put wreaths on our gates...even though not many people see them since we live way out in the country.(:

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Superficial Sanctuary said...

I cannot take how absolutely PERFECT everything looks -- these photos could be in a home magazine! haha It looks stunningly gorgeous, so great to have such pretty things to look at around the holidays :) I would pin ALL of these if they were on pinterest!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Perfection!! Your house looks so festive! Have a Merry Christmas!!

Teaka said...

Wow awesome tree! It's so full and I love the red twigs sticking out!
Oh fun!! :D

Bree said...

I love it!! It makes me a little homesick. My poor little apartment is so lacking in the Christmas decorations category. :( But I plan on stocking up after Christmas for next year!!

McKenzie King said...

beautiful-the epitome of what christmas should look like.

Purposely at Home said...

oooh! a-mazing, gentri! my mom does a great job making our house festive too. love the music box! the movie barbie in a nutcracker is one of my favorites (well, that was random...;) merry christmas to you!!!!

Erin said...

Your house is gorgeous!! Holy cow! :)

Anonymous said...

Love it, Gentri! You're mom always does such a great job with decorating, and I remember that little music box! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Love,
Abbey W.

indie by heart said...

Lovely decorations :)
I don't have a Christmas tree of my own, but where our family comes together in few days, we'll have a tree for sure :)


xx Satu
Indie by Heart

Sarah Kate said...

What a gorgeous tree!!! And I really love your music box. That really would be a special gift. I'd love to see the actual Nutcracker ballet someday!

We keep it simple around here, mostly because we don't really have a lot of decorations. And everything we have is hand-me-down from someone else. I like it that way, though!!

Sara Shoemaker said...

these pictures remind me of the christmas my mom would always create at my childhood home. I love this time of year so much! I was definitely raised to go All out for just about every single holiday. I'm slowly gathering more decorations each year! I love it!

The House of Shoes

Along Abbey Road said...

I love all of the pictures of the trees! And it's snowing on your page. That is absolutely amazing.

♥Abbey
Along Abbey Road

Amy said...

Loveeeee this! Your tree is swoonworthy!

Claire said...

i love christmas and everything that goes with it!! Your home looks lovely :)

Katie said...

Um, your christmas decorations are amazing? Yeah, they are. I am HUGE into decorating and can't wait to have my own house to go christmas crazy in!

-Katie

Sarah said...

I so so sooooo badly want the Nutcracker box!!! They came out with a new one this year that has 6 scenes I think. So amazing!


- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

2Anchor said...

BEST Christmas tree story EVER! Beautiful pictures!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

love the tree. and that music box is so fun!

beckaboots said...

that is a beautiful tree! Love it all! I love decorating but it can be a bit overwhelming without help. Hopefully I'll have some more helpers next year :)

Bekah
If Work Permits

LauraJane said...

Your Christmas decorations are absolutely beautiful, girl! It looks magical at your house.

<3LauraJane
http://littlemisslj.blogspot.com/

Shane Prather said...

Wow such th winter wonderland you've got going there lady! Love it!

xo Shane

jessica said...

Um, so basically that has to be the coolest jewelry box EVER. :)

Love all of your Christmas decorations, it looks beautiful!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

I LOVE your decorations! I would love to decorate more but my parents like to keep it fairly simple. Beautiful decorations. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Juliette said...

Love the decorations, that's just how a real Christmas should be!
And the music box is beautiful, the kind of think you should keep for many many years.

The Bookness said...

Oh my this was too much trees. =)

denise* paper angels said...

what lovely christmas decorations! puts us all in the festive mood :) xx

shopgirl said...

Gentri, your Christmas breathtaking. My goodness - you were blessed with a christmas elf disguised as your mom! Love love your christmas!

have a beautiful christmas!
Reese
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Lyosha said...

lovely christmas decor!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

vintch said...

girl your decorations are to die for. i love going to my childhood home and spending time under our tree...there's something so comforting and sweet about christmas decorations, made even sweeter by home. looks fabulous!

Sandy a la Mode said...

what a pretty pretty xmas post!!!

Shalyn said...

Holy cow, I think the word magical pretty much hits the nail on the head- your house looks perfect!

Simi said...

oohh...I lovelovelove the tree! so bright and beautiful
xoxo
simi
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Hilary said...

This is amazing!!!!!!! I am obsessed with these pictures! Absolutely wonderful.

katherine said...

yay!! loving christmas :)

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

i can't get over how amazing your christmas tree is girl!!
xo TJ

Janette said...

WOOOW! She's talented! I want to be one of those moms that decorates for every holiday.. That would be soo cool! I've started to do that..and it gets kind of pricey..and I want to buy everything at once..but it's kind of unwise to do that.. I've realized I have to start a stash and collection and build on it each year. Wow.. That was long.. SOrry!

Janette, the Jongleur

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Oh wow! These are some amazing decorations!!! I really love the nutcracker music box! So cool! I've never seen anything like that.

Alexis Kaye said...

sooo so so beautiful :) hope you have a very merry christmas!

Connie said...

i love the music box! It's all soo pretty and yes! Magical. (:

The Arizona Russums said...

i tend to be simple... mainly because i don't have a ton of christmas stuff. i do the same thing every year... before christmas i don't want to buy anything because i know it will all be like 70% off after christmas, but after christmas i don't want to buy anything - even - if it's super cheap, because i spent all my money on presents. this year i am making myself buy a few things! xoxo!

ginanorma said...

so so super pretty i'm so glad you shared this!

I use to go all out, and then refined, and now I want to do somewhere in the middle LOL
I am hoping to hit the after xmas sales!

Merry Christmas!

Ashley from Sloanbook said...

So pretty! I need to start accumulating decor since I'm married and we have a house! Dang Christmas stuff is actually kind of expensive! Lol. Like a big wreath for over a $100! So slowly but surely :) Merry Christmas! PS. I finished the Hunger Games last night!

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