Wednesday, December 12, 2007

What I Love About Our Holiday Home....


I love the big old fashioned lights that remind me of my childhood and the lights people decorated with then. We didn't put up outdoor lights on our home when I was little, so I especially enjoy them now. We also add light-up Santas, snowmen, soldiers, candles...... Some might call it tacky, I call it FUN!!
I love that we have a fireplace and a mantel to decorate!

And precious pictures of Christmases of our childhood, such as this one of my husband Chris, with his siblings visiting Santa..... I love vintage ornaments that transport us back in time.....
I love happy face snowmen that make me smile......

I love displaying my Christmas village..... It's like peering into a tiny perfect world..... I love decorating the kitchen with gingerbread men, and baking holiday treats for my loved ones... But what I love MOST OF ALL about our holiday home........
those with whom I share it.......
My greatest blessings.


Happy Holidays from Our Home to Yours!!

Thank you for visiting. Please come back often, as I am posting Christmas pics/decor every day this month through Christmas!!
Also, be sure to check out Karla's blog for a complete list of all the participants in "What I Love About My Holiday Home"!


Merry Christmas!!


60 comments:

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hi Becca !
Beautiful and dreamy as i knew it would be.
I looove your little snow village, it does look so real doesnt it.

Love Shann xo
pop by my holiday home, we'd love to have you there :)

Stephanie said...

Merry Christmas, Becca!

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

daisy cottage said...

ooooh, everything is so cute and warm and cozy! I love your adorable snowmen too!

Merry Christmas!!
xo,
Kim
deardaisycottage.typepad.com

Alison Gibbs said...

Becca, I just love your outside lights. They look wonderful.So many pretty decorations and wonderful memories for you.
Alison

Scrappy Jessi said...

yummy!
love everything!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Good-lookin' boys you have there! And your home is so sweet...you have quite a few nice collections, don't you?!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Couldn't wait to get on over here to see what your home! Just as beautiful as I just knew it would be!
Hugs,
Barbara

Joy said...

Becca, everything is beautiful - especially love the very last pic :)

NAME: CIELO said...

Very lovely…

What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace (Agnes M. Pharo).

Enjoy the Season, dear Becca...

Cielo

Carol~Raised In Cotton said...

Just lovely Becca, Thank You!
Blessings,
Carol

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Becca your home is just amazing!! I love it!! Merry Christmas!
xoxo,
Brittany

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Love your holiday lights...your decorations totally made me smile! Susan

The Rose Cottage said...

Hi Becca,
Your home looks beautiful as I knew it would, I love how you have a nice eclectic mix of vintage, shabby and traditional :)
Pop over and visit my holiday home too when you get a chance.

Merry Christmas
Lynn

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a lovely holiday home you have! I LOVE all of your decorations! And the last photo of your family and kitties is precious!

Rhondi said...

I love yur vintage ornaments especially the snowmen. I see that you are a cat lover too. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Southern Heart said...

Becca, everything is beautiful here, as always...you always have the most lovely photos! I especially enjoyed seeing your family. :)

Happy Holidays, Andrea

Fete et Fleur said...

Just Lovely! I LOVE THE SNOWMEN they are adorable!!
You're so right the people we share our lives with are our greatest blessings! Thank you for your visit to my blog.

Merry Christmas! :<)

Sugar Bear said...

I call it fun too! I love the gingerbread men - so cute. Your family is beautiful. Happy holidays to you!
Karla

Rosemary said...

Merry Christmas to you Becca!!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.
Rosemary

Regina said...

I like your outside light,it's very
beautiful.And all the other decorationen are so gorgeous.

Happy Holiday Regina

Kari & Kijsa said...

What wonderful decorations- it truly feels like Christmas! Love the holiday card too!! Have a blessed day!

smiles. kari & kijsa

hoganfe handbags said...

Becca I LOVE your outside lites!!! Your home is loaded with true holiday spirit!!
xo
Mary

Miss Sandy said...

Your post is so heart touching! I agree it is not the house that makes the home but the people who reside there. Merry Christmas to you and yours! Miss Sandy

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Becca, I love all your outdoor lighting, my family make it part of our Christmas visiting all the homes all lit up at night. Love it!!
Alicia ~ time worn style

Kari & Kijsa said...

Absolutely beautiful home...thanks for visiting...

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

Have a blessed day...

smiles, kari and kijsa

jen said...

Everything is just lovely Becca! I can tell you put a lot of thought and love into your decorating. :-) enjoy the holidays!

Monica said...

such pretties!
I love all your gingerbread girls and boys.
Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays~!

The Rose Room said...

Becca your Christmas lights are spectacular and your home so beautiful. Merry Christmas and Blessings - Rachael xo

María Elena said...

Everything is beautiful.Happy Holidays join your family!

Whimsy Pink said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love decorating for christmas!I posted mine too!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Very sweet! We haven't been putting up outside lights in the last several years so I'm enjoying yours. I often joke about the gaudy decorations that the kids like but I'm so traditional that it doesn't feel like Christmas without them. But don't tell anyone. =) Blessings... Polly

Mary said...

Thanks for stopping by my home. I love all your vintage snowmen "packed" into the tree and peeking out.

Charming.

Mary Alison

bj said...

All of your decorations are just lovely. I just love the snowmen and also the gingerbread men. You have a beautiful family!
Pls. come back to see me thru the month, too. I have 17 Christmas to hang and I'd like you to see them. Most likely, it will be on the 17th for the big Christmas Home Tour.
bj

vickie said...

Love your outside lights, so festive, and gingerbread men so cute! Thanks for sharing your home and your family.
Vickie

SOINSPIRED said...

I love all your vintage Christmas items. They remind me of my childhood too.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Beautiful Home Becca! I am surprised to see your vintagey reds in this post...usually you are a pastel queen! Everything looks so absolutly gorgeous!! xoxo

Amy P said...

Loved the tour, nice to see some outdoor lights! And the gingerbread collection is great!

celestina marie said...

Becca, Everything is beautiful and so full of the Christmas spirit! Love your family pics too. Your outside lights are very festive! Happy Holidays!
Celestina

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Becca, your home is lovely~! I love seeing the big lights on your house, it brought back wonderful memories of my childhood too!
Penny

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Becca,
Your home is so warm and inviting and I love your Christmas village. The lights are great, it's so hard to take outdoor photos isn't it! I bet they are amazing lights!

het lieveheersbeestje said...

Your house is a real christmas-oasis, warm and inviting!!
I realy love the little vilage and will try to make this too with my children..

Have a merry christmas!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Such a beautiful home! So calming and comfy. I love it all!

Thank you for entering my giveaway and sharing your family traditions with me! I have really been enjoying reading all of them!

Amy

a pink-bee said...

What a sweet post :) Merry Christmas wishes to you and yours Becca :)
crystalxo

bluemuf said...

I love your holiday decorations. Your outdoor light display is so lovely. I love to go out at night and look at all the lights.

Karen

Paul-ene said...

Love your photo of the outside lights on your home. Your ornaments are so cute too! Thanks for sharing your holiday Home with us and enjoy the blog party!

corina said...

yes, your blessings are the most beautiful!

Flea Market Queen said...

Becca...So very beautiful!
Priscilla

Happy Holidays

Maria said...

Love the litttle village!

Gina2424 said...

Love your blog-thanks for visiting. Your Andrew looks a LOT like my Alex!

Tutti Chic said...

I love EVERYTHING that you love about christmas too! Well said! Love your photos & love the lights on your home! That's how people decorated when I was little & it makes me think of that time! I should get more daring with my outside lighting!LOL!Merry Christmas Becca & thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! The snow here is falling fast & furious & looks so pretty! Enjoy your snow this weekend! :) chris

Kim McCabe said...

Such a lovely home you have! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I hope your family has a wonderful and happy Christmas (the kitties too)!

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Becca! Thanks for visiting me today! I love your little Christmas Village! And your sweet little ornaments that your boys made- thats the best part about Christmas - all the treasured memories! Merry Christmas!
Robin

Cheryl said...

More cool pictures!! Awesome!

You really do have a beautiful home. I love it!

Take care, Becky.
Cheryl

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Love the happy snowmen pic!
Cathy

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your cute decorations especially the snowmen and gingerbread cuties! Thanks for sharing!

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello,
I enjoyed your holiday home, thanks for letting me visit, Happy Holidays to you and yours, and be sure and stop by for tea Pinkie Denise

carlene federer said...

your house looks so pretty & Christmasy! Love the vintage ornaments & pix the most!

Nise' said...

Everything is so pretty. Thank you for inviting me in to enjoy your festive decortion.

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Just beautiful! I love your christmas display.

Lallee said...

I think it's all absolutely charming. No tacky here!! Love the family collage, too.