Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Tour of Homes

I'm pretty new to blogging but I remember seeing this last year and I loved it!  The Nester is hosting it this year, I love reading her blog.

So, I decided to get the camera out and take pics of all my Christmas decorations.  I wish I had a fancy camera so I could get better pics (it's HARD to get good pictures with Christmas lights!) but these pics will do, you get the picture.  ;)

So, here we go on the Townsend Christmas Tour! 
Here's the beautiful wreath that my Aunt Janet and Mom made for me two years ago for our 1st Christmas at the new house.  I love it!

The entry way, I love this berry wreath.

I got this table runner at Crate & Barrel last year after the holidays SUPER cheap!  :)  Everything I buy for the holidays is on sale.  Always!

Our china cabinet

The bar needs a little holiday spirit  :)

So does the guest bathroom  :)

Now we're on to the kitchen area.  Lots of Christmas going on here!  On the left is this cute candle cover thing with a Christmas tree scented candle.  It smells SO good!  Takes care of that wonderful natural pine tree scent since we have an artificial tree.  :)

Picture of the Josefovsky/Autrey/Townsend clan

I made this wreath a few weeks ago and put it over the pantry door.  It's not 100% how I wanted it to look but I'm pretty pleased with it.  :)

More kitchen

Some Aggie love in here!  I got this paver at a craft fair at work a few years ago.  Austin went to A&M and I've noticed we have a lot of Aggie stuff but I went to the University of North Texas and I have NOTHING!  I need to do something about that....

I got this at the Nutcracker Market this year, I need to somehow learn better handwriting so I can write cuter on this plate thing. 

Christmas cards!  I LOVE getting them every year. 

Of course this is my favorite Christmas card this year  :)  Isn't she the cutest?!

Moving on to our living room, here's our tree.  I love decorating our Christmas tree!  More about that here.

Side table in the living room.  I have this Southern Living at Home vase that I change the flowers out seasonally. 

Our sweet niece Leah in one of her Christmas pics.  She's so cute, I love her!

Entertainment center all decked out

A close up of the entertainment center.  The angel at the top is called the Santos Angel and it's from Southern Living at Home as well.  Neat story about that angel.  I had several wedding showers and I noticed by the 3rd one that each house had that angel in it!  I took it as a sign and figured if it was at each of my hostess's house for my wedding then I needed it as well!  They only sold it during the holiday seasons so I ended up buying it on ebay.  It stays right next to one of our wedding pictures.  :)

Here's our fireplace obviously

I decorated the mantle a few weeks ago and I'm pretty please with how it turned out!

My last Christmas decoration  :)  Brody isn't very happy with me when I put clothes on him.  Sorry buddy!

So, there you have it.  The Townsend house all decked out for the holidays!  Merry Christmas everyone!


sweetpralinemadness said...

Your dog is soooo precious. Your Christmas decorations look fantastic! Happy Holidays....

Steve-n-Angela said...

you house looks amazing! I am missing out on decorating this year--but its all worth it of course.. and NEXt year will be an amazing Christmas! Merry Christmas!!

Carrie said...

I'm from Texas originally so I saw your link and had to follow it!

Everything looks lovely. I'm with you on the Christmas cards! It's a great tradition I hope never dies! There's something special about receiving cards in the mail to connect you with people.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

RN and OSHP said...

Love your mantle!

Audrey said...

Lovely decorations and home! Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

Thanks soooo much for the tour...had a great time! My fav is your BAR...sooooo cute! Merry Christmas!


Kathy C. said...

What a lovely tour of your home. I love your mantle, wish we had one, but Florida and fireplaces aren't a real popular item, lol. Your pup looks adorable too! :)

Tara said...

Had to show some Texas love! LOVE the Aggie snowman. We're Aggies too. Your house looks gorgeous! Great job!

Cristin said...

Beautiful decorations! Thank you for the holiday tour.

Merry Christmas and many blessings in 2010.


Michelle said...

Cute puppy!
Merry Christmas!

etphonehome21 said...

Love the ball wreath. You need to do one of your instruction posts so I can make one. :) Can't wait to see you guys!!!

Anonymous said...

Your tree is gorgeous!!! I am stopping in from Nester's Tour. If you would like to see my tour posts you can click on the 'Christmas 2009' tag on the left sidebar of my blog. Have a great holiday season!