Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas at Loulou’s

People. I LOVE Christmas….love love love it. I also love decorating for Christmas. My girls are 2 and 3 now and are finally getting what Christmas is about…My big boys still love Christmas as much as they did when they were tiny little things, and we have so much fun decorating…..

I’m joining the party over at the Nester’s and at Thrifty Decor Chick as well as at Rhoda’s.

 

Here’s the Christmas tour:

 

When you walk in the door the hutch is the first thing you see. I have all my Santa dishes displayed as well as my Christmas Village. I love that village. ;)

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I always wanted to go live in my mama’s village when I was little. My girls love this one too.

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I love how it all looks on my hutch. I also like that open drawer… ;)

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Simple Christmas centerpiece.

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Everyday plates replaced with some Christmas trees found at TJ Maxx. I LOVE that place.

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These cute snowmen plates were a gift from Andrew’s Meme last year….

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The windowsill in my kitchen….

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I love this little vignette in my entryway…..

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This garland leads you into the den…Those velvet and sequined balls are a tradition in my family. My great grandmother made them first, and now my sister and I make our own. I need to share a tutorial on how to make them.

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My library table all gussied up for Christmas….Here’s part of my Santa collection.

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Jan Brett is my FAVORITE children’s author, and I love her version of this Christmas classic.

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A plate with Silent Night, an old children’s bible, and our Guatemalan nativity share this table.

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I love having a part of my girls’ heritage added to our Christmas.

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An old concrete planter filled with more of my velvet Christmas balls.

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Another Christmas tale and a Jingle Bell candleholder.

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Another nativity and book….

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I guess I coulda lit the candles in these hurricanes for the photo!

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Our glorious imperfect tree filled with all kinds of homemade ornaments and things from the kids….

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This is the first year that we haven’t had a mantle so I improvised and hung them on some garland hung across a double window. I love the way they look……

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10 comments:

Tammy@InStitches said...

Love your decorations, Loulou. The Santa plates look soooo good in your hutch. I need to hear about those velvet ornaments.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cute Christmas stuff, Lou Lou! Thanks for joining the party & I hope you have a very Merry Christmas. Love your lime green and your village.

Tonya Boster said...

Love it, Lou. It all looks so cozy and inviting. Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas!

IRENE said...

I so much enjoyed your tour! Your home is welcoming and real and in such festive mood! Merry Christmas!

Room to Inspire said...

Your Christmas village is great - you are very daring to have it all out with the little ones! Merry Christmas.

Chelsea

kdunn said...

Your creations are always amazing...just like you. I miss seeing you. I love Christmas just the same. All the family traditions that we had as kids, now we are passing them to our children and also making our own. Our favorite is always reading the Christmas story on Christmas day before we open our presents. We should always remember the true meaning of Christmas...That is the one tradition that I hope my children carry with them and treasure. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas..Love and Many Blessings.

Lou Cinda said...

Beautiful!! I LOVE all those Santas and your garland!! I love TJ Maxx too!!

Have a great day!

Lou Cinda :)

Cha Cha said...

Your home is lovely. GOD BLESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS.

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逛到你的部落格,第一個感覺就很好,希望每次更新都是美好的開始,也祝你天天都都開心喔..................................................

Gabby said...

I do not know what I like most, but I am really loving the Santa plates (the shape is delicious), then the tree plates, then the cake cover with the precious scene... it's all so pretty!

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