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Christmas Open Houses! The Halls are Decked!

Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere!! Please feel free to stay a while and take a look around.

I love being nosy and peeking into others homes. Now I can easily do this in my kitchen while sipping Baileys and Cream coffee and listening to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (click to hear my favorite version) over and over again. Tip Junikie, Boomama and Julia at Hooked on Houses are all hosting Christmas Home Tours as well as Kimba’s Holiday Open House tomorrow. Hundreds of bloggers will be opening up their doors to showcase their Christmas decor.

Let’s go take a look around my house.

The top of my pie safe.


Here’s our tree, I posted this in We Are That Family’s Christmas Tree Blog Party the other day and Thrifty Decor Chick is having a Tree Party as well!


This Santa Throw hangs in our foyer

A little corner in our foyer.


A bowl of snowballs on our kitchen table.

Our snowman collection.


Our Snow FAMILY – this is our family in SNOW PEOPLE! along with the last time I was able to get Sunshine to have her picture taken with Santa a few years ago.

Here is my glass ball ornament wreath I made this year. Check that out here.


This is the little corner behind my kitchen sink – I have THE hardest time decorating this spot- so Sunshine put this little vignette together!! I think she’s got the “decorating knack” doesn’t she?


This is our Santa and Rudolph shelf.


We don’t have a fireplace to hang our stockings on, so we hang them on this shelf in the family room – and Sunshine LOVES to rub it in that HER stocking is bigger than
her big sisters.

Today Sunshine and I will be making our Fudge Wreaths since school was canceled due to ice.

Well, thanks for dropping by! Enjoy the rest of the houses on the tours and feel free to come by anytime! I LOVE unexpected guests and comments!

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

82 Responses to “Christmas Open Houses! The Halls are Decked!”

  1. JuJu and Family posted on December 16, 2008 at 12:36 pm (#
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    I love all of your decorations. You really must need some time to put them all out. I love your pie safe and want one myself. We’ll have to wait and see :-) Take caer and thanks for sharing

  2. JuJu and Family posted on December 16, 2008 at 12:36 pm (#
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    I love all of your decorations. You really must need some time to put them all out. I love your pie safe and want one myself. We’ll have to wait and see :-) Take caer and thanks for sharing

  3. tidymom posted on December 16, 2008 at 12:59 pm (#
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    Thank you ALL so much for your kind words!!

    Domestic Goddess – I got those wonderful snowballs from a prim crafter a few years ago – funny thing is, I just happened onto a blog today of someone selling them – guess what? she’s in CA too! LOL I don’t know her, but here’s her blog
    http://prairieprimitivesmercantile.blogspot.com/2008/11/snowballs.html

    Merry Christmas Everyone!!

    ~Tidymom

  4. tidymom posted on December 16, 2008 at 12:59 pm (#
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    Thank you ALL so much for your kind words!!

    Domestic Goddess – I got those wonderful snowballs from a prim crafter a few years ago – funny thing is, I just happened onto a blog today of someone selling them – guess what? she’s in CA too! LOL I don’t know her, but here’s her blog
    http://prairieprimitivesmercantile.blogspot.com/2008/11/snowballs.html

    Merry Christmas Everyone!!

    ~Tidymom

  5. Kristen posted on December 16, 2008 at 1:08 pm (#
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    What a lovely home you have. It looks so warm and inviting!

  6. Kristen posted on December 16, 2008 at 1:08 pm (#
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    What a lovely home you have. It looks so warm and inviting!

  7. Kate posted on December 16, 2008 at 3:00 pm (#
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    Beautiful things. You do a great job decorating. Merry Christmas!!!

  8. Kate posted on December 16, 2008 at 3:00 pm (#
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    Beautiful things. You do a great job decorating. Merry Christmas!!!

  9. S posted on December 16, 2008 at 4:29 pm (#
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    Everything is so Christmas lovely. You have a beautiful home!

  10. S posted on December 16, 2008 at 4:29 pm (#
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    Everything is so Christmas lovely. You have a beautiful home!

  11. philben5 posted on December 16, 2008 at 5:50 pm (#
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    Everythis is so beautiful. I think we must have a lot of the same imagination waves!!
    Blessings
    Roxanne

  12. philben5 posted on December 16, 2008 at 5:50 pm (#
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    Everythis is so beautiful. I think we must have a lot of the same imagination waves!!
    Blessings
    Roxanne

  13. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com posted on December 16, 2008 at 6:01 pm (#
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    This is just wonderful! I love the top of your pie safe…it is just perfect the way you placed everything. Don’t you love this time of year. I love Christmas! YOur home is just beautiful!
    Merry Christmas.
    Debbie

  14. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com posted on December 16, 2008 at 6:01 pm (#
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    This is just wonderful! I love the top of your pie safe…it is just perfect the way you placed everything. Don’t you love this time of year. I love Christmas! YOur home is just beautiful!
    Merry Christmas.
    Debbie

  15. Christine posted on December 16, 2008 at 7:25 pm (#
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    Wow! What a gorgeous home! I love the top of the pie safe and that ornament ball wreath is definitely going on my to-do list for next year! I have a ton of leftover little ornament balls that don’t get used and that would be perfect! And how cool that your little one did that sink corner for you! Hopefully, someday I’ll have a daughter or two with the knack as well! This year’s help decorating the tree was adorable, but very much clustered on one branch! Merry Christmas!

  16. Christine posted on December 16, 2008 at 7:25 pm (#
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    Wow! What a gorgeous home! I love the top of the pie safe and that ornament ball wreath is definitely going on my to-do list for next year! I have a ton of leftover little ornament balls that don’t get used and that would be perfect! And how cool that your little one did that sink corner for you! Hopefully, someday I’ll have a daughter or two with the knack as well! This year’s help decorating the tree was adorable, but very much clustered on one branch! Merry Christmas!

  17. Cyndi posted on December 16, 2008 at 10:57 pm (#
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    Everything looks great! I love the snowballs!
    Merry Christmas

  18. Cyndi posted on December 16, 2008 at 10:57 pm (#
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    Everything looks great! I love the snowballs!
    Merry Christmas

  19. Brian posted on December 17, 2008 at 12:51 am (#
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    I just stumbled onto your blog today… You have a great home and impecible taste! Also, I get a kick out of your sense of humor. I’ll be back ;)

  20. Brian posted on December 17, 2008 at 12:51 am (#
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    I just stumbled onto your blog today… You have a great home and impecible taste! Also, I get a kick out of your sense of humor. I’ll be back ;)

  21. Carly posted on December 17, 2008 at 6:07 am (#
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    So many beautiful decorations – thanks for sharing!

    Merry Christmas,
    Carly

  22. Carly posted on December 17, 2008 at 6:07 am (#
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    So many beautiful decorations – thanks for sharing!

    Merry Christmas,
    Carly

  23. Laura Ingalls Gunn posted on December 17, 2008 at 1:18 pm (#
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    I love your decorations~absolutely adorable!
    I hope you’ll visit soon, I will have my last giveaway of December this Friday.

  24. Laura Ingalls Gunn posted on December 17, 2008 at 1:18 pm (#
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    I love your decorations~absolutely adorable!
    I hope you’ll visit soon, I will have my last giveaway of December this Friday.

  25. Celestial Charms posted on December 17, 2008 at 3:34 pm (#
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    Such a colorful Christmas tree. Lovely decorations. Merry Christmas.

  26. Celestial Charms posted on December 17, 2008 at 3:34 pm (#
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    Such a colorful Christmas tree. Lovely decorations. Merry Christmas.

  27. jenjen posted on December 17, 2008 at 5:08 pm (#
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    Your home looks wonderful! I love the bowl of snowballs in your kitchen. So cute! Have a merry Christmas!

    Jen

  28. jenjen posted on December 17, 2008 at 5:08 pm (#
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    Your home looks wonderful! I love the bowl of snowballs in your kitchen. So cute! Have a merry Christmas!

    Jen

  29. Tiffany posted on December 17, 2008 at 10:27 pm (#
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    Oh my, Mrs. Tidymom! You certainly have a flair and creative touch! Absolutely Lurvely! And quite the photographer, too! Stunning pictures of a beautiful and inviting home. Well done and blessed wishes for a very Merry Christmas. Pop on over sometime for a visit. I would love to give you a tour of our home…and then get some pointers from you, of course! :)
    Tiffany in Washington…for now

  30. Tiffany posted on December 17, 2008 at 10:27 pm (#
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    Oh my, Mrs. Tidymom! You certainly have a flair and creative touch! Absolutely Lurvely! And quite the photographer, too! Stunning pictures of a beautiful and inviting home. Well done and blessed wishes for a very Merry Christmas. Pop on over sometime for a visit. I would love to give you a tour of our home…and then get some pointers from you, of course! :)
    Tiffany in Washington…for now

  31. S'more of my Thoughts posted on December 25, 2008 at 1:22 pm (#
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    SO beautiful!!!

    visiting from Boomama’s site

  32. S'more of my Thoughts posted on December 25, 2008 at 1:22 pm (#
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    SO beautiful!!!

    visiting from Boomama’s site

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