Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Open House

Welcome to Holiday Open House! There are at least 3 blogs that are having a Holiday Open house today! Be sure to visit these sites for lots of Christmas Inspitration!
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
Boo Mama at BooMama

Julia at Hooked on Houses


This first picture is a room view of our living and dining area. I made this picture with the flash. This year I moved our tree to the center of the room, and I really love the new home!
It seems to light up the whole room!


I decided to make a slide show using Smilebox to feature close ups of decor all through my house. It has 20 slides, so maybe it won't be too long! If you are a regular visitor here, you'll see some things you've seen before and some new additions too!

Click to play Christmas Home Tour
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Thanks for coming by and I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!

37 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..we are getting high tech around here with the video..VERY VERY pretty!
-sandy toes

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Lovely room! And cool slide show.

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Diane! Loved your slide show! The closeup of the tree shows your pretty ornaments and your village is just gorgeous! The cross stitch picture I'm inspired by (maybe I'll finish one by next year!lol) and the music put me in a good mood to go get stuff done today! Have a great one - Sincerely, Jeannette

Shelia said...

Oh, Diane! Everything is just beautiful and I loved the slide show!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pure loveliness!

Thanks for sharing this...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Ice House said...

Just amazing! Your tree is to die for. I love the slide show. Wonderful job. Merry Christmas.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful Diane! I used the flash on the home tour yesterday.

I enjoyed the slideshow, with music. Wonderful!

Carol said...

Gorgeous tree! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. So festive!

Merry Christmas!

Nancy said...

Beautiful Diane, I loved the slideshow! The villiage is gorgeous!!!!! Beautiful tree too! nancy

Ramona said...

Good Morning Diane ~
Oooo~La~La! What a lovely slide show. Your home is gorgeous! I really enjoyed your tour....well done my friend!

Merry, Merry Christmas!

Ramona

Darlene said...

Morning Diane,

I LOVED the slide show. Everything is so PRETTY!! I LOVE it all and it looks so festive and inviting. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

I love your house, you decorate really well!! Merry Christmas!!

April said...

What a neat slideshow, Diane! Thanks for letting us take a peek at your beautiful decor!

Joanna said...

Love your tour! I also love where you put your tree. Ours is sorta in the middle of the room as well. Between the living room and dining room, beside the hall door. We did this so you could see it out our front door.

ann said...

I AM READY FOR TRASH TO TREASURE.GREAT BLOG TO.LOVE THE SLIDE SHOW...ANN

ann said...

THIS IS AWESOME.WHAT WISDOM YOU HAVE GAINED,SO TECHNICAL.YOUR HOME AND EVERYTHING IN IT I BEAUTIFUL.EVEN YOUR FRONT DOOR.OH,AND I WILL BE POSTING FOR TRASH TO TREASURE...ANN

KarenB said...

Aren't you fancy! You may be new at blogging, but you did a fantastic job on that tour video. I love your tree, it's really pretty and your cabinet looks like the perfect place for your village. Merry Christmas.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Everything is so pretty Diane, it looks like your ready !

Bo said...

Hi Diane...you did an excellent job of putting this video together! Your village is awesome & I love the way it is displayed on your mantel...also, I love the fact you have so many sweet Nativity sets... ;-) Bo

Dawn said...

Your home is beautiful. I loved looking at all of the pictures. I'll bet it is a joy to just sit and marvel in the splendor of the season in your home.

take care,
Dawn

Laura said...

Beautiful, thanks for having us "over"!

jeanne said...

Hello Diane, We have been out of town a few days and I am so glad I am back for today's festive tour of homes. Your slide show is outstanding and I loved every bit of it. Your home looks warm and homey and perfectly lovely. I am using the new typepad program and I have learned lots of new tricks. With Beverly's help of course. Come and see.

Christmas love...Jeanne

Kelli@SassySouthernMom said...

Love the slideshow!! I wish I had the time to do it! Everything looks really pretty!

laurie said...

Diane, what a beautiful slide show tour. Your decor is gorgeous, but that piece of furniture (sideboard?) that your Christmas village is on is incredible! I enjoyed all of your pictures. laurie

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That was a fun slideshow! I haven't seen anyone else do that yet. Your home looks lovely and inviting! Thanks for the tour!

Manuela

Lorrie said...

What a fun post Diane--neat slide show. I love seeing all your Christmas decor!

Pat said...

HI Diane!

I love the slideshow with music! Was that snow picture one of yours ot just a background? We haven't had snow as yet.

Your home and decorations are so beautful! I love your Nativity pieces.

HUgs, Pat

Lisa said...

Diane,
Your decorations are beautiful!
Blessings
Lisa

Smilingsal said...

That slide show was something! I watched the whole thing, but it doesn't stop; another song plays while the same slides continue to display. Anyway, your home is excellent. I wish I lived close enough for an invitation.

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

I enjoyed the tour of your beautiful Christmas decor.

Elizabeth

Heather said...

You have a lovely Christmas village!

Denise said...

Pretty! Pretty! Your village is SO NeAt - and I love your jolly snowman cookie jar. He's cute. Thank you for taking the time to share. MeRrY ChRiStMaS!

Ameratis said...

What lovely decor! Thanks for sharing, I love your tree :)

Cottage Rose said...

I loved the slide show of your home. Your Christmas decorations are so beautiful.

Hugs;
Alaura

Gail said...

What great fun watching your slide show. Beautiful decorations. Thank you for sharing.

Keetha said...

So warm and inviting, I just want to kick off my shoes and stay awhile!!

Merry Christmas

Paige said...

Thanks for sharing your home!

Best wishes and blessings to you and your family during this Christmas season.