In Which There Is Much Decking Of Many Halls

Christmas Tour of Homes

Welcome, internets!

I’m oh-so-glad that you’re here for this year’s Christmas Tour of Homes. I hope you have big fun clicking around, seeing everyone’s decorations, finding some great recipes, and pretty much being glued to the computer until your eyes cross and your family is begging you for food.

Which is totally the spirit of the season, now isn’t it?

And seriously, I figured out last year that this deal seems to work best if you only look at 20 or 25 houses at a time, take a computer break, and then come back for another round. It’s a marathon, people, not a sprint, so don’t overexert yourself. And for heaven’s sake, drink plenty of water. You have to stay hydrated or your mouse hand will cramp up and all your interweb training will go totally to waste. So tour carefully. Pace yourself.

One more thing: I think it would be ever-so-wonderful if you would make a point to leave a comment at every blog you visit. Don’t feel like there’s pressure to tell your life story or elaborate on the time that YOU MADE PEPPERMINT MOCHAS FOR A CHRISTMAS PARTY, TOO! Even if you keep your comment short and sweet – saying something as simple as “lovely” – you can still make a blogger’s day.

Just looking out for the interpeep posse, y’all.

So. Am I supposed to show you some pictures or something?


Here’s what you would see if you walked in our house, after you looked down to see the four pairs of shoes that you stumbled over trying to get in the front door.

And be sure to check out the box for the Xbox 360 – WITH GAMES STACKED ON TOP, MIND YOU – that flanks the right-hand side of the leather sofa.

I think it’s a real touch of Christmas klass.

However, on the table next to the Xbox stuff, there’s a star-shaped serving bowl that I picked up on clearance at Target last year, and I just love it – it is one of my favorite things.

Notice that I’m not serving anything in it. Because then you couldn’t see the cute design. And what would be the point if you covered up the cute?

Our tree is tucked in a corner next to the fireplace, and it looks pretty much identical to last year. Probably because Mama decorated it for the second year in a row.

And you may not know this, but Santa left an extra special treat under our tree a couple of weeks ago. Yes, yes he did. You can read all about that here when you have some extra time. It was quite a treasure.

Our fireplace doesn’t have a mantle, so last year I decided that I’d decorate the bar in our living room instead (yes, I said “bar in our living room” – welcome to home construction circa 1974), and I did same thing this year. Since I normally blog from the bar, I’ve had to relocate the BooMama, Inc. International Headquarters until Christmas is over, but that is perfectly fine because, well, sometimes decorating requires sacrifices, my friends.


I actually have two new additions to the little display on the bar this year:

I don’t know what these little dealies are, exactly, but I bought them this past summer at an estate sale. I just think they’re so fun and retro and sparkly, a combination that I am completely incapable of resisting.

Unless that combination arrives in the form of old shoes. In which case I am not at all tempted to make any sort of purchase.

Hey! Would you like to see my dining room?


This first picture of the dining room cracks me up, mainly because it seems to indicate that we have some sort of disco theme going on. Which might not be completely out of the question, what with that BAR in our LIVING ROOM and all.

And the feather trees? Another Christmas clearance find at Target. I’ve enjoyed them so much this year, and if admitting that YOU HAVE ENJOYED FEATHER TREES isn’t a sure sign that you’re getting older, I don’t know what is.

Our nativity scene is on a table in the corner of our dining room, and the little man loves to move around all the pieces.

Apparently, if this most recent arrangement is any indication, the animals were not permitted to look at our Lord and Savior.

Either that or we’re dealing with a guard cow and a guard donkey.

Not to mention a completely apathetic lamb.

I’ve mentioned before that I love (LURVE) to decorate my dining room table with china and crystal at Christmastime. And I really like to mix and match, using bits and pieces of whatever happens to strike my fancy. This year I used some charger plates that Sister and I found at Old Time Pottery for a whopping one dollar each, and then I used dinner plates from my wedding china, topped off with smaller plates from my holiday china.

I like to pick up the smaller plates before we eat Christmas dinner, set them aside and then use them for dessert – that way everybody can get an assortment of their favorite treats. No little dessert plates for us. No ma’am.

And I know that several of y’all thought I was INSANE! CRAZY LADY INSANE! for putting out my china and crystal when there is a very active four year-old in our house, but aside from having to remind him to PLEASE QUIT JUMPING NEXT TO THE CHINA CABINET, he does a great job of leaving all the breakables alone.


Finally (yes! the end is near! mercifully near!), last year I put a Christmas tree in our little boy’s playroom (the tree was free after a Home Depot rebate), and I used that tree to display all our Christmas cards. By the time Christmas day gets here the tree will be chock-full-o-cards, and it is absolutely a tradition that I will continue for the rest of my life. So fun.

Just looking at it makes me happy.

It takes so little, really.

Merry Christmas, everybody! Happy Touring!

Please make sure to link to your SPECIFIC POST for the Tour of Homes – not just your general URL. Thanks!

1. Antique Mommy
2. Kelli
3. Big Mama
4. Rocks In My Dryer
5. Snippets and Sagas (It\’s The Little Things)
6. Jennifer: Wilson-six
7. delilah
8. Tiany
9. PEA
10. Org Junkie
11. Andrea (Southern Heart)
12. Joyful Days
13. annie
14. Dianne
15. Fresh Girl
16. wesley\’s mom
17. Natalie In TX – Casa De Galletti
18. Jamie
19. Praise and Coffee
20. Laurie
21. Robinznest
22. MississippiZen
23. Jamie Lea
24. Lynne-And Babies Make Six
25. Lisa@Take90West
26. Robin (PENSIEVE) :)
27. The Pumkin Patch
28. Kalyn K.
29. chickadee
31. Kelly\’s Korner
32. kathy b
33. Lana G!
34. Owlhaven
35. Tammy@Family Doin\’s
36. Stephenie F.
37. Valerie
38. Bah-humbug Mamacheryl
39. Susan
40. Kathy b, oops
41. JanMary – N Ireland
42. Vicky~FriendshipLoveLaughter
43. Life in the 10/40 Window
44. Dawn-Enigma Artist
45. aubirdwoman
46. DebraK
47. noniemae
48. Linda @ 2nd cup
50. HOOTIN\’ ANNI [short version]
51. Jodi
52. VicarageKate
53. Cheaper By The Half Dozen (Marybeth)
54. Gabby Gwenhwyfar\’s Country Christmas
55. Lolly
56. Nan of On my Porch
57. Maggie
58. Megan@FriedOkra (Plus, er… Some News)
59. Melissa\’s Idea Garden
60. nancy
61. Crooked Eyebrow
62. Jill in Atlanta
63. Holley in Tampa
64. A Joyful Life
65. Tammy/Photography for Fun
66. Karen
67. On the Eastern Journey – China
68. Musings of a Housewife
69. ellen b
70. Maria in NC
71. The Harbin Holla
72. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
73. sara\’s art house
74. Especially Heather
75. Dawn
76. Georgia Mom
77. Susan P.
78. Mycrazylife
79. Love Sows Seeds
80. Keetha at Write Kudzu
81. Kelly
82. dnksmommy / Lorrie
83. Glass Half Full
84. Lynley
85. Becky (Boys Rule My Life)
86. Judy – His Doorkeeper
87. Patty(GirlfriendsinGod)
88. jennifer
89. Jennifer, Snapshot
90. Kelly (The Feathered Nest)
91. Pam (Kids Kitchen)
92. Jennifer
94. Vivian ( REPURPOSED)
95. bj
96. Melene at Sing For Joy
97. Stef-BEKmom
98. Lauren@Baseballs&Bows
99. 5 Minutes for Mom
100. Mrs. Pivec
101. Candace
102. Capturing Today (TN)
103. Mom\’s Side of the Story
104. Sheila
105. Renee @ Count it Pure Joy
106. Rhonda
107. Kate Z @ i fell in love at 22
108. Jessica McCash
109. Jen (A Good Cup of Coffee)
110. Meredith Eisele
111. Jeri
112. chocolatechic
113. Brandy
114. Lora Lynn – Vitafamiliae
115. Jada
116. Blessed with olive plants around my table
117. Lady Why
118. Amy @ By His Grace
119. Mari
120. Kim @ Hind\’s feet
121. Multi-tasking Mommy
122. Mississippigirl
123. dawn
124. Cortney Hall
125. Nise\’
126. Becky the Butler\’s wife
127. Sporty Mama
128. Ornery\’s Wife
129. So Blessed…
130. Katherine Yellow Rose Arbor
131. Jenni at One Thing
132. it\’s all about lea
133. Barbara H.
134. Lynn
135. Lissete
136. marina
137. Quirky
138. Kim – MomUnscripted
139. Heart Of A Mommy
140. KC
141. Jen @ One Moms World
142. Mrs. Who
143. Angela at Three Plus Two
144. pedaling
145. Kristy
146. chupieandjsmama
147. Nicki (My Boys and Me)
148. Jen
149. *** Stephanie @ Inspired ***
150. Tracy
151. Shannon @ Gabi\’s World
152. Liza\’s Eyeview (Maui)
153. Hope
154. Domestic Engineer In Training
155. kari and kijsa
156. Monkey Giggles
157. Cyndi @ One Day More
158. Jean@workingmomma247
159. amanda in taiwan
160. zamejias
161. Simply Jamie
162. Jenni
163. talking hairdryer
164. Carrie @ Three-Girl Circus
165. Queen B
166. Brittani\’s Holding Little Hands
167. Tracy
168. Donna (My Dear Family)
169. pedaling fast
170. Muses of Megret
171. Candace (Mama Mia)
173. Holly Smith
174. Veggiemomof2 (inside decor)
175. Kristy @ Story of My Life
176. Susie Q
177. Sue
178. Haley
179. Jenn rambles on
180. It Coulda Been Worse
181. Robin
182. Susie (Pink Carnation in Bloom)
183. The Happy Homemaker
184. Anne
185. Miss Patti
186. Jennilyn (Jennifer)
187. Miz Booshay
188. GottaQuilt – Laurie
189. Michelle
190. Brea @
191. Gattina
192. Debby
193. The Inspired Room
194. Sandra
195. Staciesmadness
196. Ellen
197. Reformed Grits
198. JennaG
199. jessica
200. Michelle
201. Sileena
202. Lorraine
203. Ashley @ Twentysixcats
204. Liz @ Monkey Kisses
205. Lindsey
206. Nichole
207. Montana Hearts
208. Mrs. Bick
209. Darlene@kachoo5
210. oh amanda
211. Darcy
212. MarysMom
213. Our Liza Belle
214. Tina (In The Mind of a Thirtysomething Mom)
215. Shelley
216. Mission To Macie
217. Deb – Mom of 3 Girls
218. Wanderlust N Pixiedust
219. Miriam@It\’sAMomThing
220. Genni @ Mother, may I snore?
221. RibbonRockStar
222. Holly
223. Ruth
224. SJ from the Estrogen Ocean
225. Katie F.
226. boysmum2
227. Tabitha
228. Cindy (Still His Girl)
229. Lakewood Manor
230. She Laughs at the Days-My Little Hanukkah House
231. willblogforshoes
232. Susan
233. Heth (Laundrypile)
234. Jennifer
235. Braun Family Circus
236. Elrena (As Yet Untitled)
237. Libby in Australia
238. Melody
239. Sabrena
240. Jane in MI
241. Pure Joy
242. MamaBugs
243. Amanda
244. Princess At Heart
245. unclutteringandbeyond
246. Heather @ thosecrazyvolpes
247. on the ROCK
248. Kisses of Sunshine
249. Mrs. Mordecai
250. Kim the new bride!@blessed beyond belief
251. SJ
252. Liz @ Little Dash
253. Krista @ Married Life
254. The 4 Sullivans in Russia
255. We 4 Forgeys
256. Nancy
257. Sarah @ asthelordworks
258. Elaine@Bloginmyeye
259. Kristin
260. Mama C
261. cyn
262. margalit -hanukkah house
263. Tamara @ Pondered in My Heart
264. Adventures In Babywearing
265. Melanie at Beanpaste
266. PowersTwinB
267. Elaine
268. Gail
269. Julie Size
270. Nichole
271. Freddie Beasley
272. Parenting Tips
273. Heather
274. Linds
275. Mica Garb-oodles Soup Style !!
276. Linda
277. Jessie
278. hansli
279. Rachael
280. Jessica
281. Sandy
282. Lisa
283. Sarah (Twinkle…shine like stars)
284. Gena
285. Teresa (Dominican Christmas)
286. Susan
287. Melissa
288. Irene *The Green Greek*
289. Amberly
290. Angela in TN
291. Baby Bangs
292. Sharon – Pinks & Blues Girls
293. Alycia @Where Your Treasures Are
294. Deena SweetAnnee
295. Staci
296. Jennifer @ Zaankali\’s Adventures
297. Shari (always a child blog)
298. Traci Fuentes
299. Bugzmommy
300. Rhen (yestheyareallmine!!)
301. Kelly @ Love Well
302. Mariah
303. Christina
304. Alyson
305. Jane – Mama Doggy Love
306. J. Fergie
307. Distybug
308. Davedda
309. melli
310. Suzanne (Life In The Key of S)
311. AngBaylis
312. Becca
313. Amy at Crosswalk
314. Shelly
315. SillyMe @ JoyfulChaos
316. Jendi
317. Gina @ Portrait
318. Veronica Mitchell
319. Lisa R-P
320. Queen of My Domain
321. Teachermom
322. Jennifer (Random Musings)
323. Amy@P2P
324. Tracey/Show Me State…of Mind
325. Mrs Groovy
326. Nadine (Just Being Me)
327. gretchen
328. Kristyn
329. Jessica from NB
330. Carrie @ Oak Rise Cottage
331. FulmerFam
332. Heather
333. Lysa TerKeurst
334. party-of-five5
335. Erica (A Yankee In Jawja)
336. Bev Brandon @ Keep On Believing Mark 5:36
337. Megan (the O\’Neal Life)
338. Ginny Logan
339. a woman who is
340. Sharijoy
341. All Things Are Possible
342. Jane
343. Heather
344. mrs. parker
345. SAHMmy Says
346. New Diva
347. Auburn Gal Always
348. Christina
349. wickstrom adventures
350. Carrie
351. Kathleen Marie
352. Lisa
353. Veggiemomof2 (outside decor)
354. Cindy Green
355. Kim
356. Lorie\’s Stitch in Time
357. Anderson and Jake\’s Place
358. Kelly @ Where There\’s a Will
359. Nap Time Reflections
360. Liz @ The Lizness
361. Morgan
362. Holly
363. Sue
364. Tami
365. Good Things for M.E.
366. Kelly @ Parkison Family
367. The Nester
368. Amydeanne
369. Amy\’s Blah, Blah, Blogging
370. A Chelsea Morning
371. Child Development & Parenting advice
372. Ginnydreamin
373. Stef-BEKmom UPDATED
374. worshipfan
375. Wanda
376. Allison
377. Ginger
378. Episcopollyanna
379. Glamorous Jo
380. Kerri @ Living with a Labradoodle
381. logorrhea
382. Kim
383. Please Pass The Salt
384. Myrna
385. Ginnydreamin
386. Janel
387. Totallyscrappy
388. Kathleen aka Coffee Mom
389. heather (now it\’s up – couldn\’t get it loaded!)
390. Love Conquers All~Jeannene
391. Beth@sportsmomma
392. Cheaper By The Half Dozen (Marybeth)
393. karla
394. Nikki Angels of Heart
395. The Decorated House
396. hapilly ever after
397. Suzy
398. MaryLu
399. AZ Mama
400. Cheryl
401. Ginna
402. terronista
403. Not the Queen
404. Burgh Baby\’s Mom
405. Kaylyn- Dunlap Love
406. The Not So Pretty side of an open house! Lysa TerKeurst
407. Rhondi
408. willblogforshoes (the pictures)
409. Lallee
410. ReneeSwope-Proverbs 31 Ministries
411. M&Co
412. darcie wentworth
413. Fizz @ Fizzledink
414. JLO
415. April Landes
416. Lori Raggedy Ann Ornaments!
417. Laura
418. Mamacita
419. Karen – The Paper Cottage
420. jodi
421. Crystal
422. Bitsy
423. 50 toes
424. Lori – Queen of Dirty Laundry (Fashionably Late?)
425. Angela (Cottage Magpie)
426. tongue in cheek
427. Karen-OvertheBackyardFence
428. Jennifer(dailywalkwithchrist)
429. Charlene Kidd-Proverbs 31 Ministries
430. Terri
431. Life Among My Wild Flowers
432. The Bargain Shopper Lady
433. The Warnock Family
434. Xandra
435. Kristen
436. Michelle – direct link
437. Mabiana
438. Laugh Along With Me
439. Our Life
440. JoAnn in NJ
441. Jen
442. forgetfulone-my specific post link
443. Becky (FrumpMama)
444. Kelli @ Living In Grace
445. Kim(Lifesong…some new pictures!
446. emily
447. Nikki
448. Fields Of Heather
449. Scratchin\’ the Surface
450. Michelle
451. Andrea
452. Muddy
453. Proverbs31
454. Rhonda(mimi)
455. Erin @ Gallands and Pints
456. Burgh Baby
457. Forgetfulone
458. Karen
459. momto4
460. fully operational battle station
461. Mamma D
462. Herbwifemama
463. The Muffin
464. Poppy Buxom
465. Sandcastle Momma
466. Amy
467. Mrs T
468. Mommy Cracked
469. Jennifer
470. April
471. Barbare at Cotton Branch
472. Laura
473. virginia wieringa
474. Erin~~The Classy Rabbit
475. Angi
476. deeremama
477. Kim :)
478. Stephanie ~ Tha After Tour
479. where the boys are (Is there prize for being last?)
480. Aunt Mandy\’s Daily Perks
481. VerrySherry
482. Barbara
483. Poppy Buxom
484. Aunt Mandy\’s Daily Perks
485. Lynn
486. The Christmas Faerie

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  1. Your home looks so beautiful!!! so much attention to detail throughout your home, your table is just amazing!!!

    I am so sorry my links are bananas on your mister linky! The first two kept linking to last years post (numbers 2 & 6), please delete those if you can! I’m so sorry about that!

    Hope you have a very blessed and Merry Christmas! Thanks for hosting again!! :-)

  2. Merry Christmas BooMama:-) Thank you so much for hosting this again this year…I thoroughly enjoyed it last year as well! Your home is so beautifully decorated. I really love the idea of putting the Christmas cards you receive on that one tree:-) xox

  3. This is so much more fun than HGTV. It is legal nosiness at its finest! I love looking at other peoples things, especially the Christmas things.

    Your house is so lovely. That young man is quite a handsome host!!

    Thanks for being such a fun hostess.



  4. Thank you for hosting this again this year! I love the Christmas Cards on the tree idea. I will have to look for a cute tree after Christmas and remind myself next year to do that. haha
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

  5. I am in awe of your Christmas Card tree. Seriously. I think I’m going to steal that idea… but next year.

  6. I loved reading about your home, and seeing your beautiful decorations! Your house is warm, lovely, and very festive, with so many personal touches!

    Thank you so much for hosting this fun tour event for all of us…what a nice addition to the Christmas season. I look forward to visiting everyone, and making new friends, too.

    With love, Andrea

  7. Merry Christmas and thanks for hosting the tour again. Your home looks festive and I like the bar! Good idea about the card tree too. Come on over to PA now. : )

  8. Oh, everything is so pretty! I love those wreathes in the windows, and the feather trees rock!

    That’s a great idea on what to do with your cards. We loaned our little tree out to a friend this year or we might have done that.

    Thanks so much for hosting the tour again this year, BooMama! I always love looking at everyone’s pretties and come away with some good ideas for next year. :)

  9. Oh, I love your tree, and the ornaments hanging from the light. Thanks for hosting this tour. What fun! Like a magazine rack full of Southern Living Christmas ideas
    Merry Christmas!

  10. Hello! I just love the wreaths you put on the windows in your living room. It looks so festive and lovely. The disco theme is great, it makes me want to come and partay, oh ya :)

    Thanks Boomama!


  11. I love the card tree! Great idea.

  12. Your house looks beautiful! I had major camera problems and am sooo bummed! But I decided to so it anyways.

    God bless,

  13. Love this idea–I’m so excited to be a part of it this year. Happy Holidays!

  14. I love those green trees that look like birthday hats!
    I’m so excited about this, thanks for hosting!
    My kids broke Joseph’s nose this evening and lost the shepard’s stick so I left the nativity scene out of my pictures. We have several disco balls like yours – the kids love to spin them on the tree and I like the way the morning sun shines on them through the window. We did a Thomas-type train around the bottom of the tree this year – we’re still on our first battery.

  15. Thanks for having us over and for hosting the home tour! I love the wreaths in your livingroom and what a great way to display your cards! I tried to scotch tape mine up on a door way frame but they kept falling down. LOL
    Merry Christmas!

  16. Thanks for the fun tour of your home! It is just lovely. I really like the Christmas Card tree – what a great idea.

  17. Thanks so much for hosting. Your house is beautiful.

    I am a little disappointed that I didn’t see a picture of your mama again – not under the tree. :-)

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  18. Your home is beautiful :-) Thanks so much for hosting this, I can’t wait to see all the decorations.

  19. “Apparently, if this most recent arrangement is any indication, the animals were not permitted to look at our Lord and Savior. ”

    Honey, You shouldn’t make me laugh so loud at 12:45 am. I may wake the chitlins! ;)

  20. Hey y’all! Mine’s in progress but I’m working on it! I saw Boo’s party last year and felt like I missed out on some fun :).

    Thanks for hosting, sugah…snickers and snorts on guard cows & donkeys ;).

  21. I love the feather trees, and your home is beautiful!
    I think I may copy the Christmas Card Tree idea next year, it looks great.

  22. loved it! especially your dining table and it makes me covet your fine china because i have none. i was just saying to a friend to day (who hosted a formal tea with real china !) that in my hope chest there were only dishes from kroger that we got by saving the tickets. i have fine kroger dishes (my mom helped me)! and someday, those may be collectible items because depression glass was totally from the supermarket too and look at it now.

    i’m going right now to put my kroger dishes out on the table.

  23. Hi everyone!

    Boo, I just recently stumbled upon your fun blog. Can’t recall how but I’m so glad I did! Count me as one of your newest fans.

    Lovely home. Wish I had seen it last year. Will definitely be around next time! Take care…

  24. Jessica R says:

    I started giggling over the guard animals and woke up my husband. He’s not appreciative.

    The house looks beautiful!

  25. So, fun and festive! Love the dining room table! Thanks for hosting!

  26. First off, I’m glad to see momma isn’t still under the tree …

    Those retro sparkly things are adorable- I think I’ll try to make some for next year. and those feather trees? Wow. Love me some gorgeous blue :)

    Speaking of A not jumping around the china cabinet- and bear with me, you know how my mind works- here is what popped into my head when I saw that pic ….

    That Howard is such a cutie! Adn getting so big, and not jumping around and breaking the china, but he could playing pirates, “We are the pirates who don’t do anything, we don’t do anything but hang around” oh and that new VeggieTale movie is coming out in theatres about the Pirates who don’t do anything and oh! I should tell BooMama so she’ll know and she and BooDaddy can take Alex to see it in a couple months …

    Whew. That hurt my head. Nut, now you know.

  27. oooh I’ve been waiting all day for it to get to the 17th where you are :]
    My house tour has been up and waiting for about 12 hours but there’s still plenty of shortbread and eggnog left so come on over … or should I say “Come on DOWN[under]” ?

  28. I’m not surprised I’m up nursing at two in the morning and thereby able to get my link in the top fifty. I loved touring your home, BooMama. Definitely makes me almost want to buy lots more Christmas-y stuff to throw around my house. Did you know that within an hour of me, there are over five (count them) little shops that sell only Christmas stuff all year round? I never knew how stores like that stay open… until I started touring everybody’s homes and realized how much buying power this group of bloggy people have.

    Thanks for inviting me to the party!

  29. Great feather tree – really enjoyed your tour.

  30. absolutely beautiful!

  31. Thanks for hosting! I love your Christmas trees… esp the one with the cards. That is a great idea that I might need to steal next year! Have a Merry Christmas!

  32. Everything is so pretty! I really like your trees and the wreaths in the windows.

    Thank you for hosting this. This is my first year to participate.

    Merry Christmas

  33. Hi BooMama, I really like your wonderful dishes & the Christmas card tree, the window wreaths…Thank you for hosting! What a great blog,Happy Holidays, DebraK

  34. Thanks for this fantastic idea, and your work in linking.
    Hope to spend a pleasant evening starting on the tour. Seasons Greetings from Australia to you all.

  35. This is my first time in a tour and it is going to be fun.. Your home is beautiful!!Thank you so much for hosting this..

  36. 1st tour! Please come by and be led through my home by Zoe, the cute Yorkshire Terrier. “Yorkshire” sounds like Christmas pudding, except I’m in Indiana.

  37. the SLIDE SHOW IS THE ONE I LINKED….but you probably need high speed connection. For the condensed version of thumbnails…go to my regular blog.

    slide show

    my blog-thumbnail version

  38. Thank you for hosting this tour – it is such a great idea and so much fun for a nosey parker like me! Your home is beautiful and I love your china! And I do like the idea of a guard cow and donkey, LOL!

  39. Loved your house, especially the card tree. Thanks for hosting the Christmas Tour of Homes.

  40. Very festive!! Merry Christmas!

  41. Even though I’ve already got half a dozen trees up, I now know what to do with the extra one that’s still up in the shed!!!! – card tree!
    Great idea and it’ll get all the cards off the front of the dresser.

  42. oh and I forgot to say, I have the exact same Nativity set that you do [ just the colour of the hat on the shepherd is different ]

  43. I love your new retro, sparkly Christmas trees on the “mantle,” but yes, I agree, those would NOT make good shoes.

    Also, the feather trees from Target are irresistable to me. This is likely the year I’ll be grabbing a few myself in the post-holiday crush.

    Thanks for setting up the tour, lovely lady!

  44. Thanks for hosting this fun Tour again this year!

  45. What a beautiful home! I do like the target plate as well. So very wonderful and I think your greeting card tree is the best idea ever!

    Thanks for hosting such a great event!

  46. I love your “disco” theme. I have 20 of those ornaments on my tree. My granddaughter calls them the “dancing” ornaments because she is a big fan of Dancing With The Stars. Thanks so much for hosting again. This is so much fun! I woke up at 4:00 a.m. and couldn’t go back to sleep because I kept thinking about how much fun was waiting for me on the computer. God Bless you and Merry Christmas.

  47. Thanks for the great party, and for giving us all the opportunity to play hostess.

    Merry Christmas!

  48. Thanks for hostessing the tour. Your table is lovely! Kim
    p.s. you said to say “lovely” so I did, I am always so obedient. (ha ha)

  49. Your home looks beautiful.

    I’ve never done anything like this with my blog…this could be fun! Thank you for hosting!

  50. Lovely home!

  51. Your home looks gorgeous for the Holidays. I especially how you photographed your home, it looks like a feature in a magazine. Thank you for hosting a special day of fun. Karen

  52. I love your china! Johnson bros?

  53. Your house looks great! Thanks for hosting the tour- it is a highlight of the season :)

  54. Beautiful! I love your dining room table! Laurie

  55. Your home is beautiful! Thanks for hosting this tour — I can’t wait to see the rest of the homes!

  56. Merry Christmas, Boo Mama! Love, love, love the tour of homes ~ thanks so much for doing this. I’ll be sitting at the computer drooling all day, I know, not a pretty sight! I wanted to tell you that I loved your Christmas card tree idea so much from last year that I did one this year for us!

  57. Your home is stunning! I am really diggin’ those little retro sparkly trees and the table setting is fab!

    I’m so glad I decided to join you this year! Thanks for hosting it!


  58. Everything is beautiful! And my mom has those village dishes. I have my name on them. Of course, I hope I don’t get them for like 50 more years. But someday I want them. :-)

  59. Your home and decorations are beautiful!

  60. Love the disco dining room! Jingle Bell Rock would be a good theme song for that room. Thanks for hosting….Merry Christmas!

  61. What fun! I enjoyed the tour of your home. Thanks for doing this.

  62. Oh gosh, I love love love the Christmas cards on the tree. You gave me an idea!!!


  63. So glad to be joining in on the fun for the second year in a row!!!!

  64. Love love love it all. May I come over??

    Have you considered hanging the star dish on the wall? From a lovely festive ribbon? It is too pretty to cover up.

  65. Love, love, love your table setting!! Gorgeous! The tree and cards idea is a must!! We’re getting a new tree for next year and I’ll be keeping the old one for that! Thanks for the ideas.

    The feather trees, though? Hmmm… I’ll have to pass on that one. :) Only because I not only have a 5 year old, but also a 2 year old and a 7 month old and those poor pretty trees would just not make it at my house. Loved the disco ball, too. Okay, I just loved your decorations! How many times can one say “love” before it gets a bit creepy? LOL!

    Merry Christmas!!

  66. Boomama, thank you so much for hosting. I am so excited to get to be part of this home tour with everyone. I really, really like your wreaths on your windows. It just made me feel relaxed and homey walking in there. And you’re right, that star serving bowl from Target (don’t you love that place!) is WAY too cute to be covered up! Thanks! Kelly

  67. I love the idea of a Christmas card tree…and your little boy is precious!

  68. wow, your house is great. i especially love those three big windows in the first picture.

    i got here via robin @ pensieve…and i’m glad i did, (though with your billions of comments, i fear i will get lost in the shuffle.)

    fun monday is all about houses, too, so if you are still hydrated after looking at all the christmas houses, you can click on over to fun monday and see a whole new fleet of homes!

  69. Love the green disco ball! I’ve used that color green in my Christmas decorating the past couple of years.

    Thanks for sharing and have a blessed Christmas!

  70. Thank you for hosting this again. I have wanted to do it ever since I saw it last year. I just love that Christmas card tree idea!

  71. Thank you sooo much for hosting this most wonderful day. I can hardly wait to get started.
    The idea for the card tree is precious and I want to do that next year.
    Thanks again! bj

  72. You have a beautiful home! All that tree is missing is a Grandma stuck underneath it.

    You’re the hostess with the mostest; thanks for bringing the bloggers together! I’m hoping to get my pics up today!

  73. This is now one of my favorite days of December. Thanks for hosting again.
    Your decorations are beautiful and fun and clever-just like you!

  74. Just as I would expect. Lovely.

  75. Thank you so much Boomama!! I LOVE peeking in at other people’s homes. Hubby says I am nosy. OK, so??

    Your house looks great!!!

  76. I just have to stop by and say THANK YOU! I am having a blast looking at all these and getting so many ideas!!!


  77. I just love the new casa all decked! Wish I could participate this year but the camera is broken and I don’t know how to upload pics to wordpress yet anyway!

    Still love your house!!

  78. What beautiful and festive decorations!

    Janice and I have posted a tour of my place this year… but we feel terribly that we won’t have time to do much party hopping this year. We explain more in our post… but please do forgive us. And thank you so much for hosting this great event.

  79. Wow! You are definitely a detail person. I love the color of your walls in the first photo. Everything is so very beautiful. Thanks Boomama.

  80. Your home is very festive I love it. I was just thinking the other day how cool it would be to put cards on a true. No really I did! And to see it in your pictures confirms my thoughts. I do believe I will have to do that lol!

  81. I love your Christmas china! That is definitely something I plan to get when I have a house and a cabinet to put it in! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!


  82. I love your sense of humor. Your site always puts a smile on my face. Your home is beautiful. Thanks for sharing all of your pictures and for the hard work you put into your home and this event.

  83. Thank you so much for hosting this. I loved doing this…it was a lot of fun. I loved your wreaths hanging from the windows and your card tree is a fantastic way to display….your tree is beautiful. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas…..come see me….

  84. Oh, I’ve been looking (too) forward to this. :) Now, how old is that? One might think very young or very old, but would be more accurate guessing middle age and would unfortunately be right!

    I covet your feather trees!! (See above sentence) Oh, they are gorgeous!

    Everything looks so great in your home; I love the windows in your living room and the wreaths are so pretty.

    Your mama did a very nice job with the tree again this year and it was so thoughtful of her to leave herself there for you as a gift. I think that it’s true that we do often wish for our mothers’ services to be offered to us once more after we grow up and realize just how much they’ve done for us. And your mama just keeps right on giving! An angel.

    So, I’ll covet your feather trees, your mama (though I’m crazy about mine too), and your Christmas china.

    Looks so lovely, BooMama. Thanks for having us over today!

  85. Queen Mother says:

    Your home and decorations are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  86. Beautiful! I love it, especially the star serving bowl and card tree. What fun. Thanks for hosting this!

  87. I love your leather sofa and big windows!

  88. Everything is lovely! Merry Christmas!

  89. Oops my first try didn’t work, so my name appears twice…but love your home. The wreaths in the windows, the tree, your table is beautiful and I like your feather trees too! Thanks for hosting, Merry Christmas.

  90. Absolutely beautiful! I love the Christmas card tree idea!

    Christmas Blessings,

  91. It’s me again.

    I goofed. The slide show comments was not set for ALL to visit and leave their ‘ho ho ho’s for me. If you tried before to leave a comment on my slide show, and couldn’t, please return! I LOVE visitors!!!

    Mine’s posted. I have two versions.

    A thumbnail short version
    slide show long version.

  92. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the card tree!!!!!

  93. I totally dig the cone-shaped retro dealies! Awesome!

  94. Beautiful home. Thanks for inviting us in and for hosting the tour! : )

  95. Too pretty!

  96. Lovely.
    Is there a story behind the cute dog painting in your son’s room? I’m new to your blog.

  97. Beautiful! I love the tree full of Christmas cards. That just might be my card display solution next year. Which would be much better than my current, pile them all up on the counter solution.

  98. Ummm…can I comment without joining the cavalcade of homes? Because I just have to say how much I love your writing and your blog and all that sort of thing! I have added you to my bloglines so I can be sure to find you again:-)

    As for the Christmas tour…I will be enjoying seeing everyone else’s beautifully decorated homes. I’m sure it will bring on that delicious balance of envy and inspiration that we women seem to enjoy torturing ourselves with..

  99. Thansk for doing this. I enjoyed my visit and love your card tree. Great idea!

  100. Thanks for hosting such an amazing idea!!!

    I posted mine on my main page, but I also write a blog dedicated to decorating, crafts, recipes, etc.

    Check it out!