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Most of you know we're moving (ummm...in 3 days) but last weekend I had a shower at my house, so of course I had to pull out a few festive decorations. It seems odd without the tree, the village, and the nativity set, but we'll enjoy them at Grandma's this year.
Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester
I'm joining Nester's Tour of Homes and Rhoda's Home for the Holidays and I'm probably #6, 435 at this point, but this is my last party with them in this house {sniff} and it makes me a little sad. We've started the "lasts" of everything before we leave beloved Texas, and I'm on an emotional roller coaster...I was going to tell you which yard sale I got what at, and how I painted this, and used this from this, but my to-do list is right next to me and well.... I'm just going to let you enjoy. :) You can see more Christmas at my home here.


















Merry Christmas!

47 comments:

  1. I love the S! Great idea! I also have a lantern just like yours, well I think just like yours, I got mine at Wal-Mart. Beautiful decorations!!!!

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  2. I love all your christmas decor! and I too love the glossy red S and lanterns, everything looks beautiful!

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  3. As always, I am in love! I linked to you today because I used your idea of the peppermint sticks from the Dollar Tree and I love how they turned out! Merry Christmas!

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  4. In 3 days!! Oh, my goodness--you must be up to your neck in things to do. Yet you posted these wonderful pictures. Bless you.

    I went back and looked at your Christmas posts from last year. I wasn't blogging at this time last year, so it's all new to me. What fun!

    Your house looks so happy decorated for Christmas. And now you'll have a house in the East to decorate and love. Here's hoping you like your new home even more than you've liked your Texas home. Seems hard to imagine right now, but it is what I wish for you.

    Will pray for you this week! Take care of yourself.

    Love,
    Richella

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  5. Melissa it is all so beautiful. You make me want to go straight to Michaels and get back to work on my decorating. Is it too late for that? Ha!

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  6. Everything looks very lovely! Good luck in your moving. I hope it all goes as smoothly as possible.

    Nancy

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  7. I am having so much fun seeing everyone's decorations! you have so many great ideas! i love the red "S"!!
    Merry Christmas

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  8. I can't believe all you do - five kids, move, baby shower AND decorate and get a post up! Slow down - you're making us look lazy.

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  9. I like the pinecones in the lantern, and your garland. your house is one of my favorites!

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  10. Everything is so pretty. i really love the red S. never would have thought of that on my own.

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  11. I love your Christmas decorations but ESPECIALLY love the picture above your mantle of Christ washing the feet of his diciples. Please tell me where you found it!

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  12. You really do have great style. I love your blog, thanks for sharing I have learned a lot from you through it.

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  13. It looks beautiful! Good Luck with the move! By the way where did you get your sofa table under the mirror?

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  14. I completely understand how you feel. We just moved from Florida to a suburb of Cincinnati Ohio. I didn't even put up Christmas decorations. The move was too overwhelming to worry about Christmas. My sister in law lives in Ft. Worth. Where in Texas are you? Where on the East coast are you going? I will be thinking about you this week. I just went through all those feelings that you are having. Leaving a house you love is hard. I know. Take care and happy holidays.

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  15. Im moving in 3 days too and staying with my bfs folks. You had more decorations than I did. I put a fresh wreath on the door that will be here for the new people. I pulled out my little feather tree thats already decorated and a melted snowman I put near it. Then I lit the pine scented candle.

    Last nite I took my children and grandchildren to dinner. It was our Christmas dinner since I wont be here then. Im moving out of state. These last days here have been bittersweet and there isnt a day lately that I dont cry. Moving is hard. This move has been hard to get started and once it was it flew by really fast. Found a buyer before it was even listed.

    Perhaps thats a good thing since Im starting over now...new life in a new state with my bf. I have to say good bye to this house next. I think Ill most likely cry all the way to Oregon. I hope you have a Merry Christmas even with all this going on tho.

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  16. Everything is so pretty! Good Luck with your move!!!!

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  17. I almost wish we had sold our home before the holidays {like you, Melissa}, but we didn't, so we took it off the market until February. I wanted to be able to decorate to my heart's content, especially if it was the last Christmas here.

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  18. Melissa everything is so beautiful at your home! I really adore how your painted the "S" in red. So festive and pretty!

    I know how you feel. Moving is so tough and an emotional thing to do. My prayers are with you and your family my friend.

    Enjoy this joyous season!
    ~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

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  19. Melissa, everything looks so pretty! Your "few" decorations puts my "usual" to shame ;)
    God bless you as you move; I know it can be hard to leave, but how exciting to have Christmas in a new house! I'm sure you'll have it looking beautiful too, even if none of the other boxes are unpacked yet.

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  20. I am so impressed that you decorated and had a shower when you are moving. Are you moving east? I hope you get settled in OK and the move goes without a hitch. Just did the same thing on Thanksgiving.

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  21. I'll ditto Holly, Melissa. ;) You make my house look like a cardboard box. ;) I know it must be so emotional to leave a home with so many memories and so much hard work put into it, but just think about the excitement to come. :) We're all along for the ride with you, friend! :) Your photos are just lovely!

    And if you were #6, 435 then I was #6,436...I just got online too late last night. No matter...it's fun to see what other people are doing. :) Merry Christmas!

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  22. So pretty Melissa. I love it all, especially the vintage looking frames, the globe Christmas lights, and all the great natural elements.

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  23. Wow! Our mantles are very similar...and I also used globe (lantern lights) and the red ribbon...how weird is that? I guess that means we both have good taste :)

    Your home is lovely....cozy and full of pretty festive touches. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Looks Awesome Melissa! Hope you have a stress free move. Merry Christmas!

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  25. very pretty, I love all the little touches of red

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  26. Melissa, it all looks beautiful, even if you are moving in 3 days! I wish you the best with your move & hurry on back. Thanks for joining the party with me!

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  27. It's all so beautiful! Good luck with the move!

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  28. What a great idea-love the red S! best to you on your move!!

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  29. Have to agree- love the Red S and your mantle-perfect. I am in love with red and green for Christmas. Just a traditional girl at heart. Good luck with your move!

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  30. Everything looks so simple, but so gorgeous!

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  31. we moved too this passed week, tough packing up when Christmas decorating is supposed to be going on! Your decorations is perfect though!

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  32. i'm here w nester's tour and enjoyed your home! i used to live in tx, too, and we loved it also... sigh.
    especially love the stars you use, and the twig wreath looks sooo texas to me! beautiful! :)
    merry christmas!

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  33. So festive and cute Melissa! Good luck with your move - I will be thinking of you. I hope everything goes well!

    Merry Christmas!

    XXO
    Jen

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  34. Great Christmas. Good luck with your move!

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  35. Moving always seems to have mixed feelings with it--the excitement of moving into a new place but also some sentimental feelings about leaving the old behind. Your decorations look great!

    Congrats on your SITS day!

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  36. Your ambition puts me to shame! I can't believe you've decorated for Christmas despite moving in only a couple of days! Best of luck with the move. Love your Christmas decor!

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  37. Melissa you always have the BEST ideas!! I just love it all!!

    Hope you'll join in tomorrow, I'm hosting Christmas Traditions and Memories for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash!!

    ~TidyMom

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  38. I WILL BE COPYING the new sniny balls in the old glass jar!!!!

    I don't have an old jar. But I needed a excuse to run to the flea market and antique stores!

    Merry Christmas!
    -Trish

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  39. I just want to say WOW! I'm moving in 5 days, 3 days before Christmas and we are walking around in boxes and our house is bare and will probably ruin our children for life but we are trusting that God is in control and has a plan. Anyway, your house is darling and you have a lot of great ideas.God Bless you as you move.

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  40. Love all your decorations... can you tell me what the lime/cranberry ice is used for? It looks really neat but I'm a little slow here at 3 am..

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  41. Melissa, My favorite things are those balls in the white box, the lantern filled with pinecones and that last photo with the silver ornaments in the red lidded jar that the Nester featured! Kelly

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  42. Very beautiful - simple and classic. Why are you moving? I guess I need to sign up to follow your blog so I can get all the details! And a whole new house to decorate......
    Happy holidays!
    Danielle

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  44. Your home looks so cozy. I love it! I am stopping in from Nester's place. To see my tour click on the 'Christmas 2009' tag on the left sidebar of my blog

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  45. Wow! Beautiful home. Merry Christmas!

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