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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Parade of Homes Linky Party

I'm SO excited about this linky party!  I absolutely adore Christmas decor and I can't wait to see yours.  So, grab some hot chocolate, eggnog, candy canes, or whatever Christmas treat you happen to be craving right now, and have some fun!  Let me start the party by welcoming you into my East Tennessee home decorated for the Christmas season!

Here's my front door decked out with my sparkly ice skates, my snowman family, lighted trees and door swag; it's much prettier at night when all the lights are glowing!

My front porch is dressed up with wreaths and a garland swirled with huge old-fashioned Christmas lights.

Inside the door is my entry shelf with my two festive signs, my lighted cottage, my J (usually for our last name; Jackson, but now I say it's for the birthday we're all celebrating...Jesus).  Our elf, Nutmeg, decided to perch here for the day after his flight to the North Pole last night.

Our tree has always been simple, decorated with ornaments that each hold a special memory in our hearts.  Each year, I find an ornament frame for Noah's Christmas picture.  I love seeing how much he is growing & changing with each new year.

Our nativity sits on our bookshelf.  Notice anything missing?  Yep, the baby Jesus hasn't arrived yet.  When my husband was a child, his parents always placed the baby Jesus in the manger on Christmas Eve and he looked forward to seeing Him on Christmas morning.  So, we are continuing that tradition.

Our mantle always holds our Christmas village.  We have collected houses since we've been married.  Last year's family Christmas picture hangs front & center.  

Since Noah's first Christmas, I have bought a new Christmas-y frame for his Santa photo.  I love displaying them all.  

One of my favorite Christmas displays is in my kitchen.  My kitchen is pink, so my little pink sparkly corner makes my happy every day!  

Ok, now it's your turn.  Just write up a post about your decor and link directly to that post.  Here we go!



  1. What a fun idea!!! It makes me feel like I am already on Christmas Break!
    I linked up!

  2. AND...your decor is AWESOME! A bit intimidating to those of us rocking the 90's christmas decor...ha ha.

  3. WOW!!!! You're house is decorate beautifully!!! What a great linky party! (I'd join but I'm Jewish). Would you mind if I share your post on TBA and encourage others to join in????

    Happy Holidays!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

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