Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Home Tour and Garland Show & Tell

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I'm joining in today on Tracey's Holiday Home Tour and The Nester's Holiday Garland Show and Tell.
Welcome to my home! We'll start off with a couple of my garlands...
Even the bed has garland...

That's all the garland, now on to the rest of my home tour. You can click any of the images to enlarge them.

My paperwhites just started blooming in time for the tour. These sure do grow fast!

For those of you that read my blog regularly I apologize...the following photos are repeats from the last few days.

















Please visit Notes from a Cottage Industry and The Nesting Place to see more bloggers who are joining in on all this Christmas decorating fun! If you aren't in the Christmas spirit yet, I bet you will be after all this!!!

94 comments:

Mom in High Heels said...

I am literally gasping at how gorgeous your home is. Stunning! Everything is stunning!

Leigh Ann said...

Your home is sooooo beautiful, I have been reading your blog for a long time and you never cease to amaze me.
Christmas Blessings,
Leigh Ann

CountryShabbyLover said...

Hello Cindy,

unbelievable charming and beautiful... I can't say with words!

Kind regards
Sonja

Mary said...

Cindy, Please don't apolgize for repeats...You are such an inspiration, I could go back several times to look at the same pictures.
Just beautiful! Mary

Kristi said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful. Can I come over? :-) Your decorations should be in a magazine. Christmas blessings to you and your family!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I am soo amazed that the magazine editors haven't discovered you yet! Your home is so beautiful!

I can't over how Christmas'fied it is & not one touch of red! It's just perfect!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Love the china tree, never would have thought of that, and it's terrific!

debi said...

Your home is so beautiful, it never hurts to see some of your pics more than once.

martha said...

Such a delight for my eyes! I am planning to come back to this again and again for inspiration.

Question: How to you get the platters (above your china cabinet) to stand up so straight? I tried using plate stands, but the platters lean back so severely.

Thanks again for sharing your decorating talents with us.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I love to enlarge your photos and just ooh and aah over every special little touch. Oh, and I got your email. So I guess we both got our issues taken care of!
Brenda

Terri and Bob said...

I loved seeing your repeats! And the garland shots are fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Your fabulous use of beautiful dishes and other tableware to decorate your tree is simply amazing! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas from Juliet in Southern California!

Cottagecheap said...

Love the garland on the stairs!

I know you are uber-busy, but check out my 100th post. I have a 'different' kind of giveaway I am doing! :D

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

It's all beautiful, Cindy!

Three Fold Cord said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!

Lynne said...

Cindy, what a beautiful home you have..so magical..I always enjoy visiting...even if the pictures are repeats..lol hugs ~lynne~

Lynne said...

Cindy, what a beautiful home you have..so magical..I always enjoy visiting...even if the pictures are repeats..lol hugs ~lynne~

Denise K. said...

Your home is romantic and BEAUTIFUL!!! I so enjoyed all your pictures! I wish I could move right in! :-)

Melissa Lester said...

Lovely, lovely! I enjoyed seeing even the photos you repeated, and I'm glad more people might discover your pretty blog today.

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Cindy! Outstanding, soooo romantic!!! Have a great week - Sincerely, Jeannette

The White Bench said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!!
Monica.

Liz said...

So Perfectly pretty!

~Liz

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Beautiful Cindy! I love every inch!

Manuela

Claire said...

LOVELY!!! What a stunning Christmas home! I love everything. It truly is eye candy.

Hugs,
Claire

salmagundi said...

I could smell the paperwhites throughout your home. Yum!! Sally

Gayla said...

Well, Cindy, my gosh! The shots of your home are simply fabulous!!!! I love, love, love, the tablescape with the sparkly shells and that blue and white china tree is an all time keeper.. How will you ever take it down? I love blue and white china.... it is wonderful.... like a visit to heaven... Hugs...

simple~needs said...

your home is wonderful!! i am a primitive style girl by heart but your tree and other treasures are making me long for a cottage place !!!

Happy To Be said...

Cindy, Its all beautiful as always everything thing you touch has that special Cindy look to it...hope you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gloria

The Nester said...

Hi Cindy!

Killing two birds with one stone huh? Good for you! Everything looks amazing and I now have a sudden urge to dig out all of my blue and white!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything is beautiful. Really like the garland on your bannister (I still haave not deco. my bannister).

Rhondi said...

Your Christmas decorating is beautiful Cindy, as always!!
Hugs, Rhondi

Shelia said...

Cindy, every time I come to your blog I say the same thing - beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

tam said...

Cindy your home is stunning! really beautifully decorated too!
It must feel wonderful to live there-you lucky girl!
~Tam :D

Debbie from NJ said...

Everything looks beautiufl Cindy!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Cindy....absolutely beautiful.....thank you for the tour!

Princess Of Pink said...

I love it all! You have a wonderful home. So warm and inviting :) Gorgeous

Hugs from Marian

Lauren said...

It is just so gorgeous.

thehammondfamily said...

Wow! I am speechless! Your decorating is AMAZING! You truly have a gift!

Essemia said...

Don't you mind. It's so nice to see all the loveliness again!! You are such a good decorater. And your birdcage is still lovely LOL.
Hope you have a nice evening.
Love Elzie

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I LOVE your cottage charm..are you sure you are in the right business..you should be doing these types of things for photos shoots...your home looks so cozy and inviting...you really have a gift...just beautiful..:)

LillyB said...

You know these other ladies have used all the words to describe your home that I would use! Fabulous, gorgeous, stunning, amazing...dang...I need a thesaurus. Everything is beautiful Cindy!!

White Iris Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Diane said...

Wow! Simply stunning! ♥ Diane

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

Your home is beautifully dressed for the holidays Cindy! Thank you for the lovely tour.

Miss G said...

you have a lovely home. Kelly

Esther Sunday said...

never, ever get tired of seeing your home! Love, Esther

marty39 said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour. I love your dish tree and the rest of your home is just gorgeous. Marty

Wagonwife Designs said...

Cindy Stunning as Always! You can not move around your home without the spirit of the season.
Just fabulous.
Debra

Sonya said...

AWESOME! I love the garlands. The centerpiece on the table, the color scheme, the pictures - everything is just perfect!

Joyce said...

As always, Cindy, you have done a simply beautiful job of decorating your home for the holidays. It is always so nice to see what you do. I love the garlands and the tree in your dining room. Thanks for sharing!!

Marilyn said...

I look forward each day to my 'visit to Cindy's house'. I am never disapointed! Your house is so beautiful Cindy and you are an inspiration. Marilyn

Royaltouch said...

Cindy, all of it is gorgeous! I really like the mirror wall!
Thanks for sharing more of your homey place. I enjoy the tours.
Linda

Becky from Tennessee said...

Cindy, your home is BEAUTIFUL!!! I wish I lived near you so I could come for a visit........I love all the silver cream and white. The three tiered piece is so pretty.
Every nook and cranny is beautiful!
It must be so nice coming home and walking into what looks like a winter wonderland! Happy Holidays!
Becky

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

Ahhh...When I grow up I wanna live in a house exactly like yours!

daisymum7 said...

Oh how absolutley gorgeous ! What a haven your home must be. I lvoe white but six sons and white?? no not happneing until they all lmove out.

daisymum

Lisa said...

Everything is gorgeous. I especially like the garland adorning the headboard. What a sweet idea.

Lisa

Chris said...

Every picture was breathtaking. I can't get past those mirrors in the stairwell. Beautiful!!

Bonnie said...

Every time I look at your blog, I am stunned again at just how beautiful your home is. How, how, how do you keep it so beautiful and clean???? I'd have the white dingy in moments... I LOVE what you do with your home. Just stunning. Thank you for sharing so many pictures!!! I can't see enough, it seems.

Barb said...

What a beautiful home. I love all the white. Nice job!

Merry Christmas,
Barb

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Cindy, your home is beautiful as always!! I love that garland idea above the bed. Do you have lights strung through it like Kat does too? That would be fun!!

Merry Christmas!!

Blessings,

Sher

Anonymous said...

SO gorgeous and tasteful. You did a magnificent job Cindy!! Sue in FL

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Cindy dear, as always your home is breath taking!!! I simply LOVE the sweet hankie garland you have in the bedroom! Such sweet touches EVERYWHERE! Love coming here to visit!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Bo said...

Oh my gosh Cindy...this is the definition of "bling-a-licious"! I don't know where your creativity comes from, but let it flow...Love absolutely everything...your lighting is perfect too in all of the photos! You should be a magazine/book/TV show designer!
;-) Bo

Anonymous said...

Your home is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing.
Rita

Jen r. said...

Everything looks lovely!

Forever Vintage said...

Great photos Cindy. I have a similar bird cage tucked in my storage room I should take it out. I haven't used it in years.

Randi said...

Stunning! I love your tree decorated in china and I love the pearls draped through the ornaments ... I'm going to hit up my jewelry box right now!

Judy @ In His Grip said...

The white on white is so cool and refreshing.

Christine said...

That tree!! That tree is completely gorgeous!!!

char72 said...

Wow! I'm always so impressed with everything you post. I love all the white.
Charlotte

ACottageIndustry said...

Fabulous Cindy! (My favorite is the bird cage decorated with mini wreaths!!!!!)
Tracey

The Quintessential Magpie said...

How adorable. It's impossible to say what I liked best, so I won't. I love it ALL. :-)

XO,

Sheila

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

So extraordinary Cindy !

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Wow very elegant and amazing. Just gorgeous.

Cottage Magpie said...

Oh my goodness, it all looks SO beautiful!!! I'm jealous of your pretty blue and white scheme, it looks so elegant and sweet. My boys won't let me go without the red this time of year. You always inspire the heck out of me! :-)
~Angela :-)

! said...

Hey lady, you have a different kind of budget than I do!


Paige

kymber said...

Cindy,
Your home is absolutely the most beautiful one I have ever seen. You have such a flair for putting things together. It is breathtaking! I wish you could come help me with my home! :)
I have been reading your blog for such a long time. I truly have enjoyed getting to know you through your words and pictures that you share. You have been such an inspiration to me in so many ways. Keep up the good work - You have no idea the encouragement you give to others through the sharing of your life.
Thank you also for taking the time to visit me at my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I hope you have many years left with your precious doggy friend. They are wonderful companions aren't they?
Blessings to you,
Kymber

Betty Jo said...

Cindy your Christmas decor is gorgeous. I adore the cups and saucers on the tree. xoxo

ksarra said...

Every time I think you've reached the top of decorating, you come up with something even more amazing. That china tree, and the view of the garland going up the stairs with your mirrors NEEDS to be in a magazine. Actually, it should be on the cover!!!!!!!!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Always gorgeous! I want to make a china tree in my dining room too!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Everything looks lovely, sweetie! I hope you have wonderful memory making hours spent with your family and friends there. (how could you not? you have created such a warm nest)I'm almost done with the decorating, too!

xo Lidy

Donnae said...

OMG, Cyn, I love your tree!!! You are so dang creative!!

Jean said...

Cindy, your home is always a joy to behold. I love it all and I especially love the creative way you decorate on a budget, and the way you recycle things to make them work in your home. Keep on a decorating and I'll keep on checking your blog for inspiration.
Jean in Virginia

Peach said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love it when I find a blog I can read and for a few short moments it becomes an escape. You were my escape today...thanks!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Everything is fabulously beautiful! I love, love, love your centerpiece! You have an amazing talent...thank you for sharing it with us!
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy. I read your blog everyday and you never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Your house is gorgeous! I have to tell you that if you were to come to my house right now, you would see lots of things inspired by you! Thanks for sharing and, in turn, making my house prettier!

Have a blessed day,
Stacy P.

number1bug_2000 said...

How absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for your lovely pics, warm hugs from vermont..Mona

The Cozy Parsonage said...

Cindy,
Your home looks gorgous!Good Job!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

so elegant!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Stunning, as always!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

The Decorated House said...

Beautiful Cindy!
Merry Christmas.
Donna

Vickie said...

Just beautiful! Everything is gorgeous as usual.

Vickie said...

Just beautiful! Everything is gorgeous as usual.

Jersey Girl in DC said...

I love everything, but especially the sparkley starfish! Your home, as always, looks amazing! Will you come to our house and help us decorate for Christmas? :)