Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Home Tour ~ 2011

 Welcome to the Mueller Family Christmas home tour!

This is my AB-solutely favorite time of year! With more time and more money I don't think that I would stop decorating until well after Christmas and maybe past New Years even! :)

I love to put decorations on anything that will stand still and I'm trying to slowly but surely build up a Christmas collection of all my favorite things!

I am in LOVE with collecting blue ornaments! Every year I try to buy 4 or 5 more to add to my collection. I hope that one day I can have a solid blue tree. Right now though, it is still a bit mish-mashy. I have 2 little helpers that love to decorate too so my "dream tree" plans are put on hold for just a few more years... :).

My other favorite thing to collect are Jim Shore Santa's. They are a bit on the pricey side so I only add 1 each year.

These are 4 of the 5 that I have so far. Isn't he a handsome gentleman? :)

We also love to keep little tubs of books around for the kids to grab and read. We must read one Christmas story or another 15 times a day now! That's ok though, I'm pretty in love with the magic of the season myself!

The only thing that I miss doing is having a lighted tree in our front window that can be enjoyed by others as they drive by. The way that our house is situated our dining room is the front room of the house and we don't like to keep our tree in there. We usually keep our tree in our family room area where it can be enjoyed the most. I'm thinking that this year I may need to make a run to Hobby Lobby after Christmas to see if I can pick up an artificial one for my dining room!

Our Family Room!

The front door and other little nooks and crannies I found to decorate!

This is one of the most precious places in our house to me! Its on the right hand side of our mantle. In the middle is our precious angel Caroline's little urn. I was super excited to find a pink "M" picture frame holder that I put my 3 boys Christmas picture in. I like to think that I have at least one place where all my babies are together!

Our downstairs bathroom was not safe from me either. Funnily enough, there is soo much more in this little tiny bathroom but I couldn't capture all of it with one camera shot!

Our dining room buffet area. I love to look at my Santas when I walk in the door!

Our dining room table. I found the Christmas tree centerpiece this year and love it but I still feel like the table needs more but can't figure out what!

I hope that you all enjoyed this year's Christmas time tour!


Jayme said...

I gravitate towards blue Christmas decor too!

The Mama said...

I love what you have done. The tree looks so great!! Love it all!

The Anglin Family said...

Looks great!! I love sweet carolines name and her stuff;)

ccc said...

great decorating! I do like your right side of your mantle. It is nice to "see" them all together. I feel like that when we go to David's grave.

Beth Ann said...

love it all!

Tristan said...


do you not do a tree topper?
my mom's tree is blue lights.but all kinds of ornaments.

mine is a crazy mess..hahaha.
I love all your santas and looove your tree on your table!!!

Wendy said...

You should check Garden Ridge for artificial trees. Watch for their sales. That's where I got ours this year. I also got two (they came as a set) little pre-lit trees for either side of the front door for 1/2 off! They have a much better selection than Hobby Lobby, even though I love all things Hobby Lobby. ;)

KERRY said...

Ooooh I loved your Christmas tour, everything looks so pretty!! It's nice to see how others decorate, and I think you've done a great job!! It's my most fave time of year as well :)

Brittany said...

beautiful!!!! i love the blue too!!! :)))

Melanie Mueller said...

It looks so pretty!! Love it all!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous decorations! I have one big tree in our family room that is decorated all "mish mash" which I love. A couple of years ago we added an artifical tree in our living room window with all white and gold decorations, it looks beautiful in the window. Maybe you could make a blue tree in your front window?

Amy said...

I LOVED seeing all your cmas decorations-- made me a little jealous that I didn't do anything in my own house. Next year though-- watch out!! I may have to hire you to help me out! Your house did look really fab though-- pat yourself on the back! Love you guys!

Amy said...

PS- Got my cmas car yesterday and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Too cute!

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