Wednesday, December 14, 2011

christmas 2011 tour

i've never been one to go over the top with
christmas decor. i'm not that drawn to the idea of
transforming every room and every surface for the holiday's.

maybe it's because i feel  perpetually tired as a mom
to three boys and wife of a church planting pastor.
tired in a good way, but still, TIRED.

also, our home is small and our living space is open so a little bit
goes a long way!

this year i pulled some greens from the yard to make
 a swag for the front door. i see in this picture the holly is starting to curl up so it
may be time to cut some more. :)

our tree is a little guy and this year we opted to block
our back door for the month. we have a side door around
the corner that also leads to the back yard and our wood pile
so it's worked out pretty well.

brown wrapping, a red locker basket to hold some gifts for
out-of-towners, and some red lanterns hang around the tree which sits in a galvanized
bucket and is wrapped in burlap.

the mantle is a mix of silver, natural elements and red and white accents.

the stockings are held up with a bit of twine.

the boys come downstairs each morning to see how many days
remain before christmas.

the above chalkboard, by the way, has had many lives. it was
originally a silver framed mirror.

a simple grouping of candles and a couple of deer on the buffet.

and on the table a few decorative balls and some greenery from the yard.

otherwise, i've just tucked some greenery from the yard around the house.

y'all go check out all the great house tours over at the nester's
tour of homes and thanks for stopping by!

~ stacy ~


  1. I think your house looks so cozy! And I'm with you - I've never been a "cover every surface" kind of Christmas decorator. I can appreciate it in other people's houses but it just never works for me. I think you've made your house a lovely place to be for Christmas. :)

    Visiting from The Nester's tour - Merry Christmas!

  2. Your home looks so festive, welcoming and comfy! I do tend to get carried away and go a little crazy with my seasonal decor, I think I'm attempting (and failing) to compensate for living far away from my family.
    Popped over from the Nester's tour.
    Merry Christmas

  3. This really is lovely Stacy!! Like pictures out of cataloge. Love the hominess/trendiness combination...(I'm not good w/ words but thats how i see it) - wish I had the energy and creativity of mind...alas...scarves and baking bread is as far as I'm getting this year! :)

  4. I think you've done a fantastic job...I love all the rustic/natural's elegant AND accessible@! I applaud you for being a pastor's wife!! I've been on staff (music) at churches and my husband is praying about seminary...we have immense respect for what you and your husband do!

    Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/Hugs,

  5. Beautiful decorations, I especially love the wrapping on your presents!

  6. Hi Stacy! This is my first time stopping in at your blog! I love all of your Christmas touches! So many pretty things to look at! Really. Everything looks awesome. Very natural yet it all still pops because you incorporated the red into it too! Thanks for sharing!

  7. You have created such a pretty and festive space. Merry Christmas.

  8. i love the bits of greenery hanging on the hooks- so pretty!