Friday, December 9, 2022

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like....


Hi, all!

Guess what?  It's Friday again!  And not just any Friday, but the second Friday in December - only two more until Christmas!  And Friday means that it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on - are you ready?  Let's go!


It's finally beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!  Let me take you on a tour and show you some of my decorations...

As you come up to my front door, you will be greeted by a cute little wooden reindeer standing in a grove of trees!  I found him in a gift shop in East Tennessee for $11 several years ago, and he's one of my favorite decorations!

The beautiful wreaths on the front doors came from the tree farm where we got our live tree!

When you come through the front door, this tree stands in all its glory. (There's a wire to the wall that makes sure it stays standing!)  It holds our collection of official White House ornaments, which my husband receives each year from a business contact.  This year's ornament smells like gingerbread!

The dining room is just off the entrance, and I have my favorite Kate Spain table runner on the table.  It just makes the room so festive!

Our living room has buffalo check pillows in red and black with big white snowflakes on them, and the hurricane lanterns hold little snow scenes with gnomes, tiny bottle brush trees, and kosher salt "snow"!

On the other side of the living room is our piano, where our nativity scene resides.  I made the creche from an old pallet we had lying around, and I'm pretty proud of it!  It took me forever to take the pallet apart - don't let anyone tell you it's easy - but it was worth it for the rustic look it has.

Just past the piano are the stairs.  This is a new place for me to decorate, and I wrapped the handrails with strings of poinsettias in red and white and tied a big bow at the bottom.  (Excuse the gate and items on the stair steps - this is pre-party mode!)

Before we move into the den, let's divert to my bedroom and my Christmas quilt!  It's made of Kate Spain Christmas prints and has a wool batt, so it is super light but very warm.  This year I added a wonderfully soft and warm blanket for those super-chilly nights! The quilt on the headboard is a Christmas Trip Around The World that I made many years ago to "use up all my Christmas fabrics" but even that didn't do it!

Next up is the breakfast nook and table, where you will find this cute little gnome, the newest addition to my Christmas crap!  I love that his hat is an Advent calendar - there's a tiny snowflake on a ribbon that you can move from pocket to pocket to mark the days!

This fun wreath hangs on the door to the porch, right next to the breakfast table!

This little tableau is my grandkids' favorite part - aside from the presents, that is!  The teddy bear will read the entire "Night Before Christmas" poem if you press his hand, moving his head and mouth as he reads.  Emmy made sure that Nathanael learned how to make him do that this year!  The little gift bag is one of my favorites - it has a note to Santa on it - and I use it to hold the Christmas cards we receive.  

Here's our fireplace with the handmade cross-stitch stockings that I've made for each of us over the years.  I love bottle-brush trees, too, and you can see more of my collection on the ends of the mantle.

And last but certainly not least, here's our second tree, which is where all the presents will reside.  I don't dare start wrapping them yet, though, because we're fairly certain that Bree will discover the joys of un-wrapping them!  So in the interest of wrapping them twice, we are holding off until much closer to Christmas to add the presents!  This tree holds our family ornaments including the ornaments I've bought for the kids each year.  They love to look at the tree and see which ones I've hung up each year!

So now that the house is all decorated, just in time for the parties to begin....

Can I get a whoop whoop??


And now it's your turn!

What's got you whooping it up this week?

What's making you do a little happy dance?

Share!  We want to dance right along with you,

And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!




  1. Sarah, your house is so pretty!!!! I love all the special touches!!!!

  2. My decorating is still rather minimalist. Yours looks lovely.

  3. It’s definitely looking Christmasy at your house. Beautiful!

  4. It’s definitely looking Christmasy at your house. Beautiful!


  5. How beautiful--you have made your home a reflection of your love of creativity! Loved the tour, thanks!

  6. So fun to get a tour of your Christmas house, Sarah!!! Thanks!!!

  7. Already looking like Christmas with you. Here we've got snow, so the nature is preparing to look like Christmas. I linked with a wrong name on the blog post, both starting with C. It should have been Chilhowie, but I couldn't change it. Maybe you can?

  8. Your house looks so cozy and welcoming! Thanks for the tour. Love the stairs especially!

  9. Your house looks gorgeous! Love seeing all your decorations....need to get mine up tomorrow!

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