Christmas Home Tour 2011

Welcome to my home!

I'm so glad that you stopped by for Jennifer Rizzo's  Christmas tour of homes.

A special welcome to all of you coming from Holly Mathis' stop #6

This year was a no fuss ~ no buy Christmas.

Just the way I like it :)

To change things up, I just moved things around this year.

These DIY snowballs were so much fun to make!

I love how our Christmas decor feels at home here.

I'm sorta weird about having clashing bright colors even at Christmas...

I know..weird huh

One of my favorite pieces ever is this nativity.

My sister Missy's son gave this to me a few years ago.

Thank you Blaise!

It reminds me of what Christmas is really all about.

His birth.

I'm still loving my DIY stockings from last year too!

I'm learning it's ok to keep it simple.

In fact, I think it's my new motto.

My Dad's wooden horse that I'm pony sittin' (thanks Dad)
My vintage ruler collection surrounded in Christmas greenery.

Oh...another favorite here.

Our snow village just brings out the kid in me!

I added a new piece every year but had to stop for lack of space.

Maybe I can start adding people and cars instead ;)

For the kitchen...simple wreaths.

Oh...and the smell of yummy candles always burning :)

So that wraps up my portion of Jen's hoilday tour...


Oh there's more...

Next stop...Sara from Sadie Olive!

Enjoy the rest of the tour and Merry Christmas!


  1. Everything looks so beautiful, especially the nativity!

  2. Beautiful! I think a lot of us arae doing simple this year. I'm one and I'm lovin' it!

  3. It all looks outstanding...LOVE the stockings!!!


  4. Lovin' your village! Very sweet and if I had a place to set one up I'd soooo have one too.

  5. Very pretty. I love the simplicity.


  6. Simply beautiful!
    I love the scent of Christmas candles too!

    Deborah :)

  7. Everything is gorgeous! I'd love to know your secret for hanging that garland over the doorway! I was going to hang some with Command Hooks this year, but the garland was so heavy I just wasn't confident in their ability to hold it it went back in the box till next year. :(

  8. so very pretty!!!
    merry christmas

  9. Susie,
    You home looks amazing, thanks for the tour! I want to adapt your motto..keep it simple...I'm starting soon!

  10. susie i love the simplicity! everything looks so serene! have a wonderful christmas! susan

  11. Loved peeking into your home for the holiday. Merry Christmas.

  12. So pretty!!!! Your home just whispers, enjoy!

  13. Merry Christmas to you Susie! Your home looks warm, inviting, and beautiful!!!


    :) T

  14. Hi--you have a beautiful blog. I love your site. Please don't think that I'm weird but I think that I know your husband--did he go to LA Tech??? I found you from the holiday open house.

  15. Beautiful and simple, thank you for sharing. I too go neutral much more calming with all the hectic days! Your nativity set is gorgeous. Merry Christmas, Kris

  16. Your house is beautiful and your Christmas decor fits in so nicely!! Love the nativity - what a sweet and thoughtful gift for you to receive! Everything is beautiful!! I hope to link-up to the party when it opens up to us.
    Thanks for sharing your home with us. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

  17. Your house looks beautiful and I'm also trying the less is more look for Christmas decor this year. Maybe I'll join the home tour :)

  18. Susie, your home looks gorgeous! I love that it was a no buy Christmas and you used what you had, really in the grand scheme of things that is how it should be, a simple christmas, celebrating the true meaning! thanks for having us! I love the horse, probably my favorite! Merry Christmas!

  19. Wow! Everything in your home looks absolutely beautiful!

  20. Susie, your home looks beautiful and I am so glad you you opened your home to us. It looks fantastic with all of your touches! Thank you so much for being a part of the tour!

  21. Your home is decorated beautifully for the holidays..Merry Christmas..

  22. Custom printed photo wallpaper is a way to give your space some real jazz!

  23. beautiful and cozy... love the nativity, too...


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