~My Tennessee Christmas~

There are lots of Christmas Parties going on this week....3 today that I know of....so are you all ready to party???? Hooked on Houses.....link is at the end of this post....Then Boo Mama is hosting 2008 Christmas Tour of Homes. Tons of Christmas Cheer going on all over blogland today. One more is Rhoda at Southern Hospitality....she is all Decked out for the Holidays so go on over there and check out her Halls for lots of Christmas Joy!
Merry Christmas, Y'all! The wait is finally over....Let's begin ~My Tennessee Christmas Home Tour~ there is no rhyme or reason for the order of these pictures, however I did start the first picture with The Reason For The Season! This will be the first of at least 3 posts showing Christmas Time in Our Home. Hope you all enjoy the tour. Click on the pictures to enlarge for the details.

Santa greets everyone in the foyer as they walk in the door. Notice the ribbon bow on the topiary...that ribbon came from a yard sale this Summer. I love ribbon and I make bows for EVERYTHING! I was able to make several bows out of this ribbon.

We decided to change things a bit this year and sit the main tree right in the center of the house...it looks gorgeous from the front door and we like the way we can see the whole tree from all directions in our home. You can see the difference in the header picture at the top.....it has only taken us 5 Christmases to figure this out...LOL Every year I have always wanted to try it, but never did till this year. We really like it better...Now we can see it from the kitchen, and sun room! I did not put all the ornaments and ribbon on this tree this year...I used only my favorite ornaments and scaled way back on ribbon and bows, so we could see more lights. The other little tree you see, is sitting in the foyer...you will see a close up of it in another post.

Isn't this all we need!!!! Jesus!


I have to thank Rhoda for giving us the tip on enlarging vertical pictures!! I love it! Thanks Rhoda!

I love this clock....it plays Christmas music every hour...the only thing is...it takes me a while to get it set right (every year!) If it is not set right then it will play all night....it will keep us up all night! LOL
The Santa was a yard sale find this Summer.



Hubby bought me this huge snowman one year for Christmas....You will see more of him when I post the kitchen.

Snowman collection sitting in the kitchen....I know, I need to do something about that rooster in the back ground....someone give me an idea. I guess I need to hang a Christmas pictures there.

I have a terrible weakness for Christmas towels!



Another towel....

More towels!


Well, there you have it...a sneak peek at what is going on around here. Stay tuned for more...Trees, lights, Santas, and of course part 2 of the Fantasy of Trees. Then, one day soon we will be going to Gatlinburg, TN....what a treat for you and me both!!!!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit! I appreciate you gals! Merry Christmas, Nancy

To see more of my Tennessee Christmas Tours...please click on any of the links






I want to thank Hooked on Houses for hosting a wonderful Holiday House Tour today. Run over there and Check it out!!! Lots of Christmas Cheer going on over there.


66 comments

Stacey said...

Wow it looks beautiful. I love all of your Christmas towels. I buy them every now and then but it's the quantity that you have that makes them look great.

Now I have a new mission ...Christmas towels. :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Wow Nancy...everything looks beautiful! Your home is always pretty, and looks especially so now!

We moved our tree this year too...and I love it so much more!

I'm not done, but when I finish I'll do a post too!

Darlene said...

I knew your home was going to be stunning!!! IT IS!!!! Everything is just so beautiful!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a lovely Christmas home! I always love seeing photos of your beautiful home...and this really makes it extra special!

~Blessings,
Jan

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

What a beautiful home,so festive and very inspiring...I especially love the arrangement with the peacock feathers! I use terra cotta colered roses,gold hydrangeas and pheasant feathers on my own tree that should go up tomarrow as all of my "BIG" decorating jobs for the holiday are almost over! I will be back to tour your beautiful home again! Blessings! And I snuck a candy from your snowman...hope its ok...this just looked like a blog to make myself at home in!

Anonymous said...

Morning Nancy! My gosh you should have been on HGTV last week with the 25 dec ideas!Would have been much better to see your home! This is like walking into a wonderland!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see the kitchen done up too! I need to get off here and get going since you've inspired me so!!!! Beautiful, Sincerely, Jeannette

Audrey said...

Very pretty! That is a good idea to put your tree in the center of the room. I will try that next year! I love the red and greens in the tree. Beautiful!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Nancy!

omg, your home looks fabulous!! I love every detail, so well done and the mantel looks incredible too! I absolutely ADORE the xmas towels too, oh my, they are just so so sweet!!

Thanks so much for your comments too, decorating is so much fun! :) Happy Holidays!

~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

Carol said...

Hi Nancy!
Everything is so beautiful! I love your tree & where you placed it.
Blessings,
Carol

Jessica said...

Oh Nancy~ I am giddy with excitement. Your decorations are stunning~ Love your mantle & your tree is absolutely gorgeous! I'm doing cartwheels over here. :) Great pictures, I can't hardly wait to see more. You can't take enough for me. I love how you enlarged them, too. I really need to learn how to do that. Wishing you many blessings this season.

Big hugs~ J

coco said...

Everything is beautiful...I love the tree in the middle of the house, we have done that before too and everyone loved being able to see it from several rooms. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!

Shelia said...

Oh, Nancy! You're home is absolutely beautiful! I love your tree and all of the decorations! Everything is just so lovely!!
I haven't even started yet!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sue said...

Your home should be featured in a magazine!! The tree in the center of the room is beautiful! I LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Did you make the "Merry Christmas Ya'll" towel? I LOVE it and I NEED one!!!!

DeDe Ray said...

How beautiful! Traveling around "Blog" land sure has helped get me in the mood to decorate this week! Where in the world do you find your Christmas towels? I have never seen so many that I liked and can never find anything like that here in Washington State!!

Nancy said...

Cary, I did not make that towel...I bought that one at the Southern Market last Christmas...I did a post about The Southern Market.
DeDe Ray, I find a lot of my towels at Marshalls, TJ Max, Ross, and gift shops or decor shops. Hope that helps.
Thanks girls, for asking. Nancy

Bo said...

Hi Nancy...Your home is absolutely GORGEOUS, but I knew it would be...so well done! BTW, my computer is sooo sick...I've got to try to find somebody to fix it...so if I'm missing in action, you'll know why...I'm using my DH's acc't. to post this...Oh the misery! ;-) Bo

Ashlie said...

Everything looks so beautiful! And I love the idea of putting the tree in the middle of the house. It looks like it came right out of the pages of a magazine! Great job, I can't wait to see more!

rebel said...

Your home looks beautiful. I'm envious, I haven't even thought about decorating yet. I better get to it.
Merry Christmas!

mishebe said...

Really pretty Nancy love it all. Mishelle

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Everything looks beautiful! My brother & sister in law live in TN. Wish we would have moved there to...maybe someday!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Nancy,
Your home is looking so beautiful decorated for the holidays! Your mantel is just stunning!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I just KNEW your place would look like something out of a fancy magazine...It is beautiful Nancy!
Robin~♥

Becky said...

WOW Nancy! What a tour! I enjoyed every second of it! Can't wait to see the rest!

I'm glad you got in on my giveaway! Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I have never been to your blog before but I love it. In the last picture, I see your curtains are very similar to mine that I just bought and posted about. Please stop by sometime. Your home looks fabulous.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Rue said...

Hi Nancy :)

Your home looks absolutely gorgeous and I would never expect anything less. You are amazing! I haven't been able to decorate one thing yet. I have to clean the house first and what am I doing... catching up on blogs LOL

Praying for your dad....
hugs,
rue

Raggedy Girl said...

Nancy:
The colors of your lovely home are a perfect backdrop for your decorations. I really think if a magazine found out about you they would put you on their pages. I love stopping by each day to see what you are up to. I love everything Southern from the gracious hospitality of its women to the incredible recipes I have found. Your blog is like getting on a plane for a visit. When things slow down I am going to go back to day one and read back to the present. Thank you so much.

Roberta Anne

Riet said...

What a lovely home with beautiful decorations. There is so much to see and there is more to come? Thank you for showing

Tracey said...

Everything looks sooo pretty!!! I love the Merry Christmas Y'all towel!

Susan S. said...

Wow...you got it goin' on! Love your place AND your blog! Have a blessed holiday season!

mishebe said...

Nancy i know what you need to do with that Rooster. Send it to me , i will take very good care of it. i promise. From one Rooster fan to another. mishelle

~♥~ Monica S said...

Oh my goodness!! You have a lovely home!! Love the colors!!! :-)

Monica

nikkicrumpet said...

WELL GLORY BE! Your home looks STUNNING! I love how your tree fits right in with the rest of your decor. That was always my biggest peeve about having the tree up...it messed up the colors of the room lol. Yours just enhances everything. You went to a ton of work. I bet you're exhausted...but you have to be thrilled with the results!

The Muse said...

Here is a lovely Christmas prose...
"The Unexpected Gift"
I hope it helps you treasure your family this season...
(it is my latest work)

http://www.jlomowriter.blogspot.com/

Thank you and many blessings...I really am happy to have found your blog :) I so would love to come visit, it looks wonderful!

Tracy said...

Nancy, oh it is all so pretty! I can't wait for you to post more.
Thanks for sharing it!
~Tracy~

Picket said...

Ohhhh weeeee I loved this..what a tour of pretty Christmas eye candy...can't wait to see more!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas Nancy ! It's beautimous !

tardevil said...

Your tree is BEAUTIFUL. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the garland on the fireplace. Was thinking of doing one this year, but I think you just put whatever I might do to shame!!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Everything looks absolutely amazing! So welcoming and very pretty. I am still working on it over here, but almost done.:)
xo Lidy

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Your decorations are just beautiful. You are absolutely correct. . . ALL WE NEED IS JESUS!!!

Blessings,

Sher

Dawnie said...

Your Christmas decorations look great. I love how you did your trees. Mine surely needs something to make it stand out.

I love that snowman holding candy..how neat is he?

Kristens Creations said...

Wow! Everything is so pretty! The tree and mantle are gorgeous. You did a beautiful job! Kristen

Tammy said...

I love your banner and your home is gorgeous! Your front door is beautiful. You made Christmas come alive in your home. Love it!
Tammy

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Oh my, Nancy! Words can not express how gorgeous I think your Christmas decor is! Every little detail is just fabulous! Love your mantle swag! After the remodel, I just don't have it in me this year, and am cutting way back! ...keeping it simple, but you sure are making me long to take it all out! LOL! I wish you lived closer, cause I sure would love to see your home in person! Can't wait for the rest of your Christmas tour! Girl, I feel like I ought to pay for this tour...yours is lots better than any one I have been on in ages! You outdid yourself! Oh, the tree is amazing, too! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

nikkicrumpet said...

Hey Nancy...thanks for laughing at my post...and you can go ahead and laugh at the "attempt" at crafting...lord knows it turned out pretty dang funny! I hope you have a wonderful evening!

Sue said...

Nancy,
I love everything. Your tree topper is amazing. We don't have our tree up yet but I'll be back to copy yours when the time comes ;)
Tomorrow I'm off to look for towels. Yours are so cute and you have so many. Mine all need to be replaced but I doubt I'll be able to find cute ones like yours.
Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.
Hugs,
Sue

Sit A Spell said...

Looks wonderful...love all your warm colors in your home. The large snowman is precious.

I saw your post on the Apple Barn...love that place...great food...my brother lives in TN, sure wish I did!

Beth in NC said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I am totally jealous of your decorations. :o) Ok, you have inspired me to get off of my backside and decorate!!! Great job!

Bless you & Merry Christmas!

Royaltouch said...

Gorgeous decorations inside and out.You have alot of colors I like as well, thanks for sharing, I love seeing everyones decore.
Adore the W on the front door.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Everything looks GORGEOUS Nancy! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas! Cathy

Jessica said...

I'm so excited to find your blog.....I can't wait to "look" around. I am from Knoxville too, and I am a Christian . . .Praise God!

Have a blessed day! I can't wait to see all your posts and pictures!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Everything looks so pretty and festive! Love your Christmas towels. We went to Gatlinburg over Spring Break this year and had a great time--hope you have a wonderful trip! :-)

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a beautiful home you have...I loved the tour!

paintergal said...

You have the decorating touch. Beautiful!

Keetha said...

What a lovely holiday home! I enjoyed the visit.

Laura said...

Loved the tour, thanks for sharing!

Gregg and Erin said...

Oh my! I LOVE how you've decorated for Christmas! What fun!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Everything looks so beautiful. Thanks for the tour - loved it!

Manuela

Sandy Toes said...

So beautiful...your home is so festive and beautiful!!!!
-sandy toes

Cyndi said...

Your home is beautiful. I just love it. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Jessica said...

Wow! Your home and decorations are fabulous! Thanks for letting us in :)

Merry Christmas to you and yours from a fellow Tennessean!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Nancy, thanks for playing along with my party! As I knew it would be, your home is just stunning. I love that big ole' tree topper. You do a fabulous job with it all. Merry Christmas, TN neighbor!

Robin said...

Thank you for the tour and for the wreath idea (with fabric or ribbon ties)...so simple yet so cute! And I share your love of hand towels...they're just too hard to resist, aren't they?! Blessings to you!

Kelly said...

Your home is REALLY lovely - thanks for sharing it with us! It looks so warm and inviting and I love your tree and mantle!

Keetha said...

Let me copy what the OTHER Keetha said: A lovely holiday home!!!

Thanks for inviting us over.

Merry Christmas

jenjen said...

Your home is so warm and beautiful! I love your kitchen towels -- so cute. Your tree is fabulous. Thanks for letting me drop by!

XOXOXOXO
Jen