Welcome Christmas Tour of Homes

Merry Christmas, originally uploaded by bluebirdsandteapots.

The Christmas Tour of Homes is such a lovely way for us to share our Christmas decorations. Welcome to Christmas at our house.

We Wish you a Merry Christmas with text

Decorating the tree is always such a treat as we bring out all the favorite ornaments that hold special memories.

Our dining room has a fireplace and decorations for our chandelier and mantle set the mood.
Christmas 2007

100_2131Since our dining room and living room are connected, we can enjoy Christmas dinner while admiring the Christmas tree.


Christmas is about the nativity, and this year I created a canvas of the baby Jesus for our Christmas cards. We have a lovely collection that always takes a place of honor in our living room.


Whether it's bits of Christmas in the kitchen, our outdoor Christmas lights on our Gazebo or good smells coming from the kitchenWinter Gazeboit's all in the details. Together they create the cozy mood of Christmas
My creation

Merry Christmas

One of my favorite things about Christmas is getting to bring out my Santa collection.

The Many Faces of SantaI love collecting Santas, especially the Vintage style. The biggest thrill was when I attended the collector's weekend at Vaillancourt Studios and got to paint this Santa. Vaillancourt Folk Art I will cherish him forever. Everyone in my family knows how much I love Santas so each year at Christmas my family and friends give me Santas to add to my collection.

Mery Christmas
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas surrounded by friends, family, singing and cheer.
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

White Christmas & Vintage SantasIf you stop by Sophie's place at her blog Boo Mama you will find lots of wonderful decorated homes to tour,
The Special Gift of Christmasand If you would like to read some Christmas stories and find some resources about Christmas, I have created a special place called My Christmas Place for you to visit.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays
Blessings, Karen

Merry Christmas
The song for this post is Christmas Is Only Christmas With You.

Alison Gibbs said...

Karen thanks for sharing your home with us. It looks beautiful. I will have to check out the other homes via Sophie's blog.What a fabulous collection of Santa's

Teri C said...

OMG!! I am stunned with the beauty of everything! It looks like a fantasy. Just simply gorgeous!! I wish I could visit and have a cup of tea with you, then walk around and ooh and aah over everything.

Kari & Kijsa said...

just love all your wonderful decorations and fabulous photos! Kijsa collects santas, so of course she just had to admire each and every one!!

Merry Christmas blessings,
kari & kijsa

KarenHarveyCox said...

Thank you, I hope you stop by Sophie's tomorrow to see the house tour. This is my first Christmas blogging, I have to say that I am so enjoying seeing everyone's decorations too.
Merry Christmas, Karen

a*LiTtLe*MuCH said...

oh my! your home is so beautifully decorated--i just LOVE it! thank you for sharing! love your kitchen pics too! happy holidays, karri

ellen b. said...

What a lovely Christmas home you have. I enjoyed seeing everything. I love your collages...

The Eisele Family said...

Your home is literally "picture perfect". I love that the beautiful tree is in the middle so you see it from both rooms. And all those Santas-wow! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

The Eisele Family said...

Your home is literally "picture perfect". I love that the beautiful
tree is in the middle so you see it from both rooms. And all those
Santas-wow! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the photo with the white woodwork and the santa....looking out to the snow-covered gazebo!!

Mine's posted. I have two versions.

A thumbnail short version
slide show long version.

Senkyoshi said...

Everything is absolutely gorgeous!

V. said...

so many photos! Gorgeous!
Thanks for stopping by.


Mary said...

Oh Karen, how beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing, and making my morning so bright!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Southern Heart said...

Wow...what beautiful decorations, and you have a beautiful home! I love your Santa collection. I have so enjoyed my visit, and will definitely be back to visit again.

Merry Christmas,


Janet said...

hanks for the tour; your house looks beautiful.

Jenni said...

Oh, oh OOOOOoooohhhhh....too much deliciousness to be contained!! WOW I love everything...everything! Your house is Christmas central, I'd say.

Thank you so much for sharing!

hollibobolli said...

Oh Karen - it's beautiful!!! i feel my spirits lifted just visiting your blog.. I only wish I could visit your actual home!!!

blessings to you - and big hugs, my friend!!

windycorner said...

So much to see! I'm going to check back later because I'm sure I'll see something new. Love the song you have playing. Merry Christmas!

Kari & Kijsa said...

We had to come back over here and leave you a sweet message thanking you for your wonderful comment on our blog....words that made our day!

Merry Christmas blessings,

kari and kijsa

Taya said...

What a beautiful home you have! And the decorations are just as lovely! Thanks for the tour. Blessings!

It's a Mom Thing said...

Wow, you have a beautiful house and lots of nice Christmas decorations. I love it!

Rhondi said...

Your home is beautiful and your decorations are too. Such an inviting home. Merry Christmas. Rhondi

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Wow! You have really put some work into your home. It's beautiful!!

Merry Christmas!!

Pedaling said...

oohh, i just love your santa collection. you have a very beautiful home.

SJ said...

Your home is just beautiful!! I really enjoyed getting to visit! Thanks for sharing!

Joyful Days said...

Wow!! That is awesome. How beautiful.

amanda said...

simply stunning!

Thanks for stopping by my tour and commenting!

Merry Christmas!!amanda in taiwan

Gattina said...

You have a very nice decoration and your house looks sooo cosy ! also the kitchen.

Lorrie said...

HOLY COW! your home is absolutely gorgeous. Love all your Christmas stuff!
Merry Christmas!!

JanMary said...

I have so enjoyed visiting your blog - in fact I have subscribed, so I will be back soon for more.

Beautiful christmas ornaments and photos. Thanks for sharing.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Northern Ireland.

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas! What a lovely home you have and everything is so nicely place and festive! Thanks for the tour.

Anonymous said...

How beautiful! Everything is so festive. I love your Santas!

Elaine A. said...

Your dining room is gorgeous! And I love the gazebo all covered in snow, how extremely "Christmasy!"

A Woman Who is: said...

Delightful tour, thanks!

His Doorkeeper said...

Karen, thanks for the comment you made on my blog. Your home is sooo elegant and you are super talented. I love Susan Branch things and I collect teapots and love the "tea party" style. You are truly a gifted artist. Thanks for sharing your warm lovely home with us! Blessings to you and your family!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Your home is so lovely, you have the festive touch for sure!
Thanks so much for sharing it!

Nise' said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful. I would say that you love Santas! Merry Christmas.

Lolly said...

Your house and decorations and beautiful! Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas.

Cherdecor said...

Thank you for inviting us in to view all your Christmas decorations. Everything looks so beautiful, warm and festive. Wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas full of blessings.

Nan said...

What a gorgeous tour. Your tree is huge. Stop by if you get a chance. The link to my open house is on my top left side bar.
Merry Christmas.