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A Holiday Home Tour



Oh, it's my favourite post of the year. Or second favourite at least.  I love taking peaks into other homes and see how they have festooned their worlds for Christmas and now it's your turn to jump into mine.  Christmas decorations are the perfect coupling for our cold, cold winter nights/days/allthetime that we've been getting in Saskatchewan. Yay for a polar vortex in December with no snow.   The days are shorter and colder and there's no better way than to spend them curled up with cozy twinkly lights.

I decided to do a video of our home instead this year and then instantly regretted it once I saw how awkward I look on video...ah well.   Here is my home:



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And much like my hair, style, furniture setting, taste in music...my Christmas decor changes each year too and I seem to love it more as I go, so you can see what different arrangements we've had.  The tree has yet to stay in one place.

Home Tour 2015

Home Tour 2014

Home Tour 2013

Home Tour 2012

Home Tour 2010

and finally, a random compilation to our trees

Now hop on over to Leslie's blog and see how she's done up her home in El Paso for Christmas.





Comments

  1. So beautiful and cozy. I need to start collecting my cards by year too!

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  2. Your video turned out great! What a cute idea to hang cards on the tree and I also love the ribbon ladder you made for cards. I think I might have to replace all of our photos with ones from previous Christmas'. Your home is so cozy and festive!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. You don't look awkward, you look beautiful I LOVE the idea of the cards on the tree.

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  4. You and your house are beautiful! Lovee that tree, and love the idea of hanging cards on it! I want a little village like that, too:)!

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  5. Awkward?!? No way!! Love that you videoed! Love your cozy home. And this is not Chrsitmassy....but I totally love your Happiness is a glass of wine and a good book sign!! So true!!

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  6. The tree is my favorite! Your home looks gorgeous

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  7. The video idea is fun! I love you on it! It's like we are together again!! ❤️ Love the booklets you make out of the cards! That's a brilliant idea! You have a very beautiful
    house! Thanks for the tour!

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  8. Living on Cloud Nine12 December, 2016 01:02

    By the cozy twinkly lights is where I love to be!! You, my dear, have created a brilliant cozy haven and I LOVE your video!!

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  9. What an amazing video! LOVE so much and what a great idea with those cards - can't pick a favorite part!

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  10. Decorating with photos and artwork from Christmas past is brilliant - all of those wonderful memories - it's what Christmas is about! I love your videos because I get to see YOU!

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  11. DEENA! I couldn't love this more! First of all, I love seeing you in motion and it makes me even more anxious to meet you. And what a thoughtful theme. Perfect for the holidays. I also love that you used old Christmas cards as memories and decorations. And now I'm off to go look at your brilliant decorating of the past!

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  12. I LOVED this!! I just cannot get over your mantle! That marquee sign is my favorite part of the whole tour!

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  13. You have such a beautiful home! I just love the idea of saving all the Christmas cards and making a booklet out of them!

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  14. I save all our cards as well and clip them by year. I don't have them on display.. but maybe I should!

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  15. Your house looks so cozy - and I love how festive it is. How clever to make books of cards.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  16. I can't get the video to load for some reason but might be the connection here - wi-fi isn't the fastest. I do like what I can see in the pictures though, that wreath over the sofa looks great! Hope the colder darker days are bearable with all the pretty lights and cosiness inside your home :)

    Hope you are having a great start to the week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  17. Wow, just wow. I whistled all the way through the video. That music choice was perfect. You are so dear to have galleries for your children's art. Your tree is so grand and grown-up and elegant but then the children's trees are playful and fun. Wish I had thought to give my babies trees in their rooms. Beautiful from start to finish, from top to bottom.

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  18. P.S. That banner across your first pictures on your home page is so attractive. Great new detail to your blog design.

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  19. House looks great can't wait to make some adjustments muahahahh

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  20. Oh Deena what a great video and gorgeous home. Not awkward at all. I love the mantle the best and that Noel sign. I love the wreath right next to the picture frames and all the personal touches with many photos displayed everywhere (love the ribbon ladder) and the books of cards on your gorgeous golden tree. Cannot wait to do my home tour soon. Thanks for such a great post.

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  21. Awww, loved hearing your voice! And I LOVE what you do with your christmas cards! I am so going to copy you...and how you display all of the kids previous work, genius! :) Loved the video tour.

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  22. Siriously, how do you make the time to do everything that you do?!? Amazing, once again. I am not even done my shopping yet, LOL. Love the xmas card booklets you make. I am borrowing/stealing that idea for sure! Happy holidays.

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  23. Very cool, Dee! And you look perfectly lovely on film. Love the cards on the tree. Brilliant.

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  24. I love your fireplace...so warm and inviting. And you are so silly...I didn't think you looked awkward at all!

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  25. Aw, thanks. I'm way too critical of myself.

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  26. I might not hang the cards on the tree next year and put them on a garland or something. We'll see.

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  27. Aw, thanks, Ada. Your comments made me smile.

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  28. The trees in the kids' rooms are new this year; I can't believe I waited so long.

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  29. Yes, yes you should. All over that fireplace shelf thingy of yours.

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  30. I totally agree...the memories is what keep cmas together.

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  31. I know right- I am so excited to see you guys in person.

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  32. I would love to sit by twinkly lights with you and chat over baileys!

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  33. I think I just have to get used to videos by doing more.

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  34. Actually, it was your idea last year of having your cards out on your coffee table that I saw last year, that got me motivated!

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  35. […] art folder that is rotated out for each season in their hallway.  You can see what that looks like here.  In the end I think I’ve created a perfect time capsule that shows what kinds of kids they […]

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