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26 December 2012

Wrapping It Up






 It was a very stormy Christmas Day, and my parents and brother weren't able to come for gumbo, but we did have our younger son and daughter-in-law.  We were also so very fortunate that the tornadoes were just to the north of us--sort of a Christmas miracle.

We leave the decorations and tree up until Twelfth Night, and I thought I'd share some of our home with all of you!





 I got back as far as I could squeeze myself in the corner for this shot of our living room.

Christmas cards from years past bundled and displayed on a tiered stand...


 Reindeer awaiting a Christmas night fire!





The secretary was dressed up!

Sideboard in the hallway...

China cabinet...



On the tea cart...

Little tree (made of a tomato cage) on the courtyard (along with dead plants!)...
Fresh greens and candles in an old wooden cheese box on the table.

I hope that you all had a fabulous Christmas, and are enjoying some down time today (and the rest of the week)!

I'll be visiting these fabulous hostesses this week:

Inspire Me Monday ~ Create With Joy
Masterpiece Monday ~ Boogieboard Cottage
Mop It Up Monday ~ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Mosaic Monday ~ The Little Red House
Show Me What You Got ~ Our Delightful Home
A Return to Lovliness ~A Delightsome Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday  Coastal Charm 
Time to Shine ~ A Diamond in the Stuff 
Table Top Tuesday ~ A Stroll Thru Life 
One Project at a Time ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons
Tuesday's Treasures ~ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Show Me What Ya Got ~ Not JUST a Housewife
Be Inspired ~ Elizabeth & Co.
Welcome Home Wednesday ~ Vintage on a Dime
Wordless Wednesday ~ Create With Joy
What's It Wednesday ~ Ivy and Elephants
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday ~ Primp
Wow Us Wednesday ~ Savvy Southern Style 
Show & Share ~ Southern Lovely
Saturday Nite Special ~ Funky Junk Interiors



26 comments:

  1. Hi Nancy, your home and tree are lovely. I like that idea of the tiered stand for cards. Merry Christmas, Olive

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    1. Thank you so much, Olive. I loved your kitty and puppy! Merry Christmas to you, too!
      ~N

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  2. Nancy, Your home is beautiful! What beautiful decorations you have for this holiday season. I am so glad the tornadoes stayed away from you and yours.

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    1. Thank you, Susan for your kind comments. We have definitely dodged our share of 'weather bullets' this year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
      ~N

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  3. Nancy,
    Your house looks gorgeous! I love all your Christmas decorations. I think the cards from previous years in bundles on the plate stand are so sweet! Love it.
    Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen, for your comments. I hope that you and your family are enjoying a joyous Christmas and holiday season!
      ~N

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  4. It looks just gorgeous- Your tree is beautiful. I love the bundled cards in the plate stand- great idea- xo Diana

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    1. Diana: thank you so much for visiting and commenting! Those cards will have another ~N

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  5. Your home is just gorgeous and beautifully decked out for the holidays!
    Wishing you the happiest an most blessed of new years.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you, Patti, for your comments and for hosting such a wonderful party each week; we all truly appreciate it!
      Merry Christmas to you!
      ~N

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  6. Your home is lovely - very elegant! Love the dark wood floors, your fireplace, and your beautiful office. Hope 2013 is a year of joy, peace, love, faith, and good health for you and yours. Beth

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    1. Thank you, Beth, for your kind comments. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!
      ~N

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  7. How beautiful!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Regina! Have a wonderful New Year!
      ~N

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  8. Nancy, your home is lovely. Thanks for sharing all your special holiday touches. Have a very Happy New Year! ~ sarah

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    1. I'm so happy that you visited, Sarah! Happy New Year to you!
      ~N

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  9. Coming to you from Masterpiece Monday! Your home was decorated beautifully for Christmas! I adore your silver tea set! Blessings to you for the New Year!

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda! I think that tea set needs a BIT of silver polish!!! Happy New Year to you!
      ~N

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  10. Your home looks lovely and so festive.

    Love the idea of the tomato cage tree!

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

    Happy New Year!

    - The Tablescaper

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting! Happy New Year to you as well!
      ~N

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  11. Everything looks so festive and beautiful. I am enjoying my visit. Ron @ Uptown Acorn

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    1. Thank you, Ron. I was just visiting YOUR blog; I'm your newest follower. Happy New Year!
      ~N

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  12. Hi Nancy, Your Christmas decor is wonderful and your home is just beautiful! I had to click to enlarge the pictures so I wouldn't miss all the little delights, like the goodies in your cabinets and on the desk! :) And are those Duke of Gloucester dishes you just skimmed over on the dining table????? It's all beautiful. Happy New Year! Linda

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda. I'm so happy your enjoyed the pictures.
      No, sadly, that china is a knockoff of that pattern :( Eight years ago, I was Principal of the Year and received a small cash prize from one of the local banks. I suppose they thought I would buy something educational with it, but, noooooooo...I bought dishes!
      Happy New Year to you!
      ~N

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  13. Your home is so pretty! The photos of your tree are just beautiful, love the effect! Have a Happy New Year!

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  14. Your home is beautiful for the holidays! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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