ic Kathe With an E: Our Christmas Decor 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Our Christmas Decor 2011

Christmas is less than a week away!  
I am sooooo excited!
 I love Christmas so much!
The sights! 
The sounds.
The smells!
Every single bit of it!

I think we are ready.
All of the decorating we wanted to do this year has been completed.
 I've shown you our two Christmas trees here.
Now I will show you some of the other decor. 
As you enter our home you are greeted by Mr. B's Christmas village.
The pieces are Lemax and St. Nicholas Square.
The sweet stuffed caroling snowman family was purchased from Rite-Aid some years ago at 75% off.
Here is the buffet area in the dining room.
I purchased the round framed Santa at Kirkland's back in October while shopping with Mr. B's mother.
She loves snowmen, I love Santa!
I am sure he is double checking his list to make sure I have been extra nice this year!
I have been Santa.  I really have been a good girl!
I love the carved holly on the frame.  Of course, it was on sale.

I don't decorate much in the kitchen.  I leave the counters clear for all of my holiday baking.
I seem to be starting a cookie jar collection.
Luckily, my small collection (so far) fits on top of the fridge.
I always change the decor each season of my china cabinet that sits near our eat-in kitchen.

The dinner plates on the top shelf are an after Christmas purchase last year from Kohl's.
I was only able to find 3 of them. 
I had hoped to find at least one more but have been denied in my search.
The smaller dessert/ salad plates were a thrift store find at only .50 each.  I found eight of them.  They are marked Reed & Barton in the Holly Berry pattern.
The small old world Santas were a gift from Mr. B's mother.
On the top of the cabinet sit two angels that look over Mr. B and me.  I have also placed a large platter from Pier 1, a gift from Mr. B and a beautiful red and gold Italian glass charger from Home Goods. 

The last room of our tour is the family room. 
We don't have a traditional mantel.
We have many shelves.
This makes it fun to decorate!
Mr. B's mother and father will be joining us on Christmas day so we have stocking for them
and one for Max
(his is the blingy one in the center)

That concludes this short tour of our home. 
I hope it gives you a glimpse of who we are and what we love.
Warmth and tradition with a wee bit of glitz.
Yes, I would say that our home describes us very well!

We wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!


  1. Lovely tour .... Have a Merry Christmas.

    If you have not yet seen DIY, Design Fanatic's Christmas Table settings check it out. I am so jealous of her tree stand on her table, bet you would like it too.

  2. Kathe, your home looks wonderful! I love your collections of houses, cookie jars, and Christmas dishes. Your china cabinet looks very festive! I hope you find your 4th plate!

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  3. Love all your decorative touches for the holidays. Your home looks so warm and welcoming besides pretty!

  4. HI, Kathe

    I love your Christmas decor. Merry Christmas to you and yours. I found your blog from Jenn Rook link party. I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com.


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  6. Ohhh those snowmen are adorable! I'm going to have to go to Rite-Aid or CVS. Where did you get the cookie jars? I love those! Your house looks fabulous!


  7. That is the best picture of Santa!

  8. Your house is so gorgeous and I adore your plate collection! Would love love love for you to share this at our party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com/2011/12/co-hosting-pinteresting-link-party-week.html. Happy holiday! My

  9. Your Christmas decor is beautiful!! I love the candles on the buffet & your Christmas china.

    Merry Christmas!

  10. Your home is so pretty and festive!

    Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Have a very Merry Christmas and wonderful Holiday Season!

  11. love your decor very pretty come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com/2011/12/little-story-with-gift-from-kitchen.html

  12. Hi Kathe,
    Merry Christmas to you and your family..I love,love, that Santa picture..it's perfect.
    Nice tour!

  13. Everything looks so lovely! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday! Merry Christmas!


  14. Kathe...you house is so festive and beautiful...Thanks for sharing at "Anything Holiday" linky party...

    Merry Christmas!!


  15. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  16. Kathe,

    With all the activities and festivities of this past week, I'm really touched and appreciative that you took the time to be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..".


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