~My Tennessee Christmas Part 2~

Okay girls, get your coats, scarfs, hats, and gloves, we are going outside today and it's cold...Part 2 of My Tennessee Christmas. Here is a few pictures from outside. I keep it simple out there, mainly because I don't enjoy taking down lights outside...lol Some of these pictures was taken at dusk and some was taken the other day when it was SNOWING here :) We didn't get anything to speak of, but it sure was beautiful just to watch. Hope you enjoy part 2. This picture was taken at dusk.

I am praying for some snow this year! It has been a long time since we have had anything substantial! We use to get a lot of snow....I remember, when I was in school being out for days at a time due to large snows....I don't know what has happened, but it has been too long!!!!!!


I don't know why some of these pictures look cloudy....probably the photographer...;) I have always had topiaries sitting on each side of the door that I always put lights on....but I sold them in a yard sale this Summer...they were starting to look faded. I never have bought any more to replace them. I used ferns on each side of the door during the Summer and now I am using this Snow Family....I like it better!!!

All of the lights get a little decor. These are just swags I bought at Hobby Lobby one year after Christmas.

I keep the front door simple...so I can see the lights through the door. This year I added the "W" ....Remember, I showed it in a post I did about the Tinsel and Treasure show....here. Some of you have ask about where it came from...here is the info....Berry Chic 865-216-7671 or Click here to view their website. They have several great items and a fantastic website.

This is just another swag from Hobby Lobby a couple years ago....I added the sloppy bow...;)

This Snow Family came from the Christmas Show at the Expo here in Knoxville....I bought them several years ago....They are holding up very well. I saw the lady that makes them again this year at the show....boy, did she have some cute ones this year.

I remember when I bought these I liked them because the Mom was holding two little boys(well, I think they are boys..LOL) Since I have two boys...not so little anymore....I had to have this family.....then Mom is holding a sign that says..." A shopping we will go" You know why I had to get them now don't you....Shopping????Hmmmmm

Another picture of it snowing:) Yeah, I know I'm a nut for taking a picture of this little bit of snow....lol

Y'all remember Miss Birdie....well, she found a new spot for the winter! She just looks so cold to me, she needs a coat on...:)

Come on back in the house, get you some Hot Wassail, a cookie, and make yourself at home.

That Wassail mix is the best! I use to make it home made...but after I found this stuff...I don't bother with buying all those juices to make it! This mix is found usually at gift shops, decor boutiques, and Christian Book Stores. It's also a great item to keep on hand, when you need a little gift to give someone!
Part 3 of My Tennessee Christmas will be coming up soon! I am so glad all Y'all came by to visit with me today! Merry Christmas, Nancy

52 comments

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a lovely tour! I love the Snowlady with the 2 boys...and the swags. Thanks for the tour!! Now, for some Wassail and cookies!! LOL!!!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Again, Just absolutely beautiful! The snow family is so cute and something different from the usual topiaries! Hey, I have that last planter, now if I can just find a lantern, I could copy! LOL! Your home is fabulous! ....and thanks for the cookies! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Stacey said...

It's bautiful! I love your little lantern and the snow people. You are just a pro at holiday decorating.

coco said...

I love all your photos...the W on the door is so fun and unexpected! Can't wait to see part 3.

Mabry's gamma said...

Nancy,

Nice job on your entrance! I love your snow people, that is different then putting out trees (I think that is what I might be doing though).

Can't wait to see part 3.

Dawnie said...

Thank you for showing your beautiful home. I like your little snow family. I so miss the craft shows...the one I went to this year just didnt have anything really unique or different. I like the different items.

I like Christmas Wassail also but havent made it in a couple of years. I have had cookies on hand though and they go great with a really good cup of tea!

Riet said...

What a beautiful home and I love your Christmasdecorations. I mostly love the snowpeople. I have never seen that before. Wonderful.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Omg, Nancy! I am drooling over that Mama Santa!!! how fabulous!! and the plaid throw on her just kills me :) its so gorgeous!!

Your home looks Beautiful!!! and thanks for the pretty cookies too :)

Rambling Girl said...

Simply Beautiful Nancy!

Vanessa said...

Nancy - I love it!! More, more! :) You are such a doll and it comes through in your decorating.

Hugs, Vanessa :)

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Nancy...What a welcoming BEAUTIFUL entry...your home is beautiful...and the Snow Mama is to die for....I'm with her..lets go shopping!

Kristens Creations said...

Everything is just beautiful!! I have the same lighted presents in the livingroom. They really are for outdoors, I just fancied them up a bit. Love the snowman and W on the front door! Kristen

Bo said...

Good morning Nancy...Your home is just BEAUTIFUL...and even more so with the way you decorated it for Christmas...I love how you can see the lights of your Christmas tree through your front door...and your snow family is adorable. I hope you get a white Christmas this year! ;-) Bo

Becky said...

Hi Nancy;

Loved part two and can't wait to see part three. Now aren't those snowmen the cutest things ever! And this two baby boys...how adorable. You have such a lovely home! Thanks for the wassail and cookies!!

Lori said...

Your outdoor decorations are gorgeous. Miss Birdie looks perfectly content at her new location. No complaints from her, huh? haha. Those cookies looked so good. I could almost smell them.

Lori

mishebe said...

Ok you just put me to shame. Your house is so beautiful inside and out. . I really like that initial on the front with the polka dots and well everything. lol. mishelle

The Muse said...

I want to cover and sing carols at your door!
How charming and heart warming!!!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Ok, um...GORGEOUS!!! Love how pretty your porch looks, and Ms. Birdie looks quite divine in her new wintery home! That is such a lovely idea :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I am coming right over! LOVE your home, so beautiful and welcoming. I could use a wassail cup right now and maybe a few cookies.:)
xo Lidy

An Accomplished Woman said...

Love the decorations. You have the best taste. You are a blessing to TN and I hope to hold up my end in this town. Blessings....

Raggedy Girl said...

I loved the outdoor tour since there is no snow here yet. We are having shorts weather but I got to enjoy a bit of snow. Your decorations are just beautiful. And the cookies looked so good.

Audrey said...

oh my gosh you have a beautiful home! I know what you mean, I miss the snow too! Tennessee is such a beautiful place when it snows! My dad actually lives in Knoxville and my sister just moved to Hendersonville.

Tracey said...

Love your snow people family and the polka dot W !!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I love everything so much! You have a very festive beautiful home. I do hope your get snow at Christmas. Here in Seattle it will be rain! I can't wait for part 3~
Robin~♥

Tamara Jansen said...

Your house is absolutely stunning! Love the way you decorated and I'm hoping for snow too.....just not till we're finished shipping all our poinsettias to market.....then it can snow like crazy :)

Darlene said...

WOW Nancy....I LOVE everything about the outside of your home!!! The snow family is too cute and I LOVE those lighted presents. I keep looking at those but I haven't bought any yet......

I hope you do get some snowfall this year!

Sweetie said...

The outside of your home is beautiful. I love your huge porch and lovely decorations. Less is more when it comes to your outside decor. We have Wassail every Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Sweetie

Belle-ah said...

Oh, I just want to come sit and visit with you!!! Everything is lovely...(((hugs)))

Shelia said...

Again, Nancy, just stunning!!
B a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jessica said...

Nancy~ Your snow family is adorable and Miss Birdie looks all snug & cozy! You have done a wonderful job!

Hugs~ J.

You can't take enough snow pics. for me. :) I hope you get ALOT of snow~

Ashlie said...

Your house is so pretty! I love the snow family! And I hope you get lots of snow, too! My Granna always says it doesn't snow as much in TN as it used to, too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy! So inspiring (again)! I can finally start decorating Friday! Love the snow family but not the real stuff!lol Being from New England I've had enough for a lifetime!lol Those cookies I want to reach in and grab and I've never tried Wasil?but think I will! Keep the decorating coming I love it! Sincerely, Jeannette

Anonymous said...

Not only haven't I tried it I can't spell it either!!!Waissel!

Anonymous said...

lets try again Wassail!!!!lol

PAT said...

Hi Nancy
This is the day I put aside to try to catch up with visiting. Just look at the wonderful photos, I found here!

I love your front porch! Beautiful decorations and the snow family...I would have had to bring that home, too. Oh my!
We have the same porch lights!

I've just spent the most wonderful time looking at your beautiful Christmas decorating. And the tree event was amazing!

Be still my heart!

Merrie. said...

I just found your blog and love it; your home is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it! Merrie

nikkicrumpet said...

simple, elegant, and absolutely lovely!!!

Miss Janice said...

All your decorations inside and out are gorgeous. I especially love that "W" on your door--it's stinkin' cute! That tree is gorgeous too...

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Nancy Dear...

Your home is absolutly beautiful decorated for Christmas! Love all your sweet touches everywhere and to top it off, you have SNOW! A real Christmas! So pretty.

Hugs,
Maryjane

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Nancy your snow family is so cute ! Does your packages on the porch have lights on them ?

Angie said...

One word - GORGEOUS! I am blown away by all your beautiful decorations! I love that polka dot initial on your front door!

Carrie said...

Your decorations are simply gorgeous.

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Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Nancy, I'm checking back for Part 3 of the Christmas Tour! Can't wait! I'll try to start posting mine Monday. But mine is not of the same scale as yours! Yours is amazing! Oh well, I tried! LOL! ~Rhonda :)

Jessica said...

awesome! i'm adding you to my list. . . .

if you know of any neat home tours, etc., you need to post them on your blog for us knoxville folks!

Picket said...

Absolutlely loved the tour girl!!! Everything was just so beautiful and Christmasy and just makes you want to walk up and come right in! Beautiful girl..just beautiful! ♥

A Hint of Home said...

I just love your snow family. Everything outside and inside looks beautiful.
I'd love to come in for wassail and cookies. they look yummy!

Rita said...

Words can't even begin to describe your talent. What a gift you have. Your home is so absolutely gorgeous. Your attention to detail shows throughout. Thank you for sharing your lovely home. You have inspired me. Thank you and merry Christmas.

Rue said...

Hi Nancy :)

I'm loving this home tour! It looks beautiful outside and the snow family is too cute :)

Thank you for the cookie and the wassail!!

rue

Anonymous said...

It is all so lovely!

Cheryl said...

So beautiful, thanks for sharing!

CIELO said...

The House in the Roses is having a party!... Come to the “World of Treasures” and show your lovely treasures... Come see!

Cielo

KarenB said...

Your home is beautiful. I think I may have the same paint color in my house that you have in your kitchen. Pretty similar. I love it. I especially love the lantern in the metal urn outside. Thanks for letting us tour your beautiful home.