Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Home Tour! ~ 2008

Front porch
Welcome to Boomama's Christmas Tour of Homes! This is my 3rd year participating and it's always a lot of fun!

Ice skates
I've got brownies in the oven, so come on in...

Christmas livingroom
Our stockings are hung by the chimney with care.

Christmas livingroom

Christmas tree
Our tree is decorated with white lights, gold ribbon, red bows, candy canes, and lots of family ornaments.

Christmas dining room
Let's make our way into the dining room.

Christmas tea shelf
I've tucked in red and white poinsettias on my teacup shelf.

Christmas hutch
Lots of Christmas touches on my hutch.

Christmas tea set

Ice rink


Christmas candles

Kitchen
Lastly, my Christmasy kitchen.

Kitchen

Christmas hutch

Christmas hutch

Christmas hutch

Brownies
Don't forget to grab a Buckeye Brownie before you go. Here's the recipe if you'd like to make some, too.

Buckeye Brownies

9x13 pan of your favorite brownies. (I used Ghiradelli's triple chocolate mix)
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup plus 6 TB. butter, softened and divided
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup chocolate chips

1. Prepare, bake and cool your brownies.
2. Mix together powdered sugar, 1/2 cup of butter and peanut butter; spread over brownies. Chill for 1 hour.
3. Melt together 6 TB of butter and chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat. Spread over brownies. Let cool. Cut into small squares.


Christmas tree
Thank you for stopping by and be sure to visit Boomama for more home tours! Merry Christmas!

140 comments:

the said...

Wow, beautiful ! Thank you for sharing and those brownies look yummy !!

Tami said...

Yummy....I think I need to try out the brownies! Thanks for sharing!

The house is really Christmasy, beautiful!

Tanya said...

You have added a touch of Christmas to everything...beautiful!

I just made buckeye candies...the brownies look like a much easier variation.

Controlling My Chaos said...

Mmmmm. Those brownies look gooooood. Your house is decorated so nicely too. It looks so homey.

Anonymous said...

You have a warm and delightful holiday home. You are into detail too-very special!
Merry Christmas!!

Michelle said...

Kelli, you have such a picture perfect house and I always picture it smelling so good all the time!

Andrea said...

That's GORGEOUS. Great job.

Anonymous said...

I love it all :-) I remember your home from last year, the skates reminded me. Thanks for having us again, this is too much fun!

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor said...

I love the skates! And your teacup shelf with the poinsettias is another one of my favorites. Beautiful decor! Merry Christmas.

Ashley said...

I LOVE the ice skates on the door! So festive!! Come visit me at my house (blog)!!

Leslie Ruth Petree said...

Ghiardelli Brownies. Does life get much better? Hope you'll stop by my "house", I used the Best of All Brownies in my recipe as well :)

Anonymous said...

i love those ice skates! nice touch!

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

You sure have a gift for decorating. That teacup shelf is just precious!

I may have to make some of those brownies too.

Merry Christmas

KarenW said...

I love your ice skates! So beautiful!!

Cyndi said...

Just gorgeous! Such a warm and welcoming home.

Cyndi said...

LOVE the ice skates what a great idea! Everything is so inviting. Merry Christmas!!

Christine said...

There is no place like your home! =O)

Unknown said...

Lovely to see you on the tour.

Love your tea cup shelf, and you know I love your skates on the door!

Hope you get a chance to visit my Northern Ireland blog.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Your home looks so wonderful !! I wish I could come for a real visit ; )
I love the shelves and all the decorations. The Christmas pond is lovely too with all the little people standing in the snow !!
Have a wonderful day !!

Totallyscrappy said...

You had my attention from the skates on the door to the buckeye brownies. Thanks for inviting me in!

Anonymous said...

looking very Christmas'y! :) It will be a sweet homely Christmas for the whole family, I'm sure!

Everydaythings said...

your home looks beautiful and Chrismassy AND very inviting!

Anonymous said...

Your house is so beautiful and christmassy everywhere

I think my absolute favourite has to be the skates though

Just Mom said...

Thank you for your hospitality -- and for the brownies.

This is my first year participating in Boo Mama's tour of homes.

Lara said...

As usual, everything looks beautiful!!!
Blessings

Keetha Broyles said...

Very Currier and Ives and I LOVE it!!!

Adrienne said...

Hi Kelli -
Your home is so festive. Cozy and welcoming. Thank you for giving us a tour. I felt right at home!
~Adrienne~

Dena said...

You have your home so beautifully decorated. The ice skates are a fun twist for a front door decoration. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Your home is so cozy and pretty Kelli! Love the decorations by the front door. I'm sorry I passed I the pair of ice skates I saw at the thrift store last week. I knew I should have got them - your's look so charming on your door!

Manuela

P. said...

Everything so nice...

ALfazema

Jada said...

Very beautifully decorated! Makes me want to come visit! =)

Anonymous said...

Your house looks Great! I really love the ice skaters, and those brownies YUM! Thanks for the recipe. My dad will go crazy over those. He is a huge OHIO state fan so anything with the name buckeye in it, he loves.

Janet, said...

Everything is so beautiful. I don't know how you do it, with 3 children, home schooling, blogging, sewing, crafting...how do you have the time for everything to be so nice?

3CHEERS4MOM said...

I just love the ice skates on the door, they are simple adorable! You have done a beautiful job!
–Cheers! Amy

Rose of Sharon said...

Your home is absolutely gorgeous! I love all of your Christmas touches. It looks so pretty and cozy! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs, Sharon

Anne said...

Do you mind if I take those skates with me on the way out?!?! :)

Loved your house; thanks for the tour!

Erika said...

Love, love, lovin' your porch and front door!!!!!

Heather said...

Great idea to use skates on your door! I love your kitchen!

Nicole said...

Oh, I like how you took the serving tray (I think that's what it is) with the horsedrawn carriag scene and put it up with the candles and greenery... I'll have to use that idea next year! :)

Beautiful home, thanks for sharing!

Elena said...

So very lovely!

Heather said...

I love your house, it looks so inviting!

Unknown said...

Beautiful. I love your cozy home.

Erin said...

I love the ice skates on your door!

Kathy said...

Your home is beautiful. Thank you for the recipe. I will try it this week at a get together I am going to.

Anonymous said...

Forgive me if this comes through twice -- I got an error message the first time.

I love how your decorations are so lovely, yet they leave one feeling warm and homey rather than uncomfortable and feeling they can't move freely or touch anything.

I've wanted to do a frozen pond scene with a mirror like that.

Those brownies look scrumptious!

Lina said...

I love your kitchen...and the cute dog guarding the sofa!

Anonymous said...

The home is beautiful and inviting. I love your style. Classy with the touch of home. Great job!

GlorV1 said...

That was a very nice walk through. I did grab a brownie on the way out and that was delicious.Everything looks beautiful, thx Kelli.

Farrah said...

Thank you for sharing! Blessings for your Christmas!

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks, Kelli.
I enjoyed dropping by your home. I like your loveseat with the dog on it. I'm shopping for a new one and wondered what brand it was, how long you've had it and if you've been happy with it. Nosey aren't I.
Mama Bear

Christy Lee said...

Kelli, I love your decorations! I especially wanted to comment on the tea set though, because I'm pretty sure the one I have is the exact same...my grandmother gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago because my grandparents decided that instead of buying gifts that year they would give us a family heirloom...the story with mine is that it came to the United States from Ireland on a ship with my great-great grandmother a very long time ago...I just wanted to share!!

Christy Lee
*~Petals and Pine~*

Lady Farmer said...

Season's Greetings Kelli!
Your home is lovely! My favorites are your ice skates at the door, the Currier and Ives tray and the snowflake cookie mold on the kitchen hutch! Gentleman Farmer loves brownies and I love Buckeye candy ~ your recipe is the perfect combination for us! Thanks for sharing.

Frugal Finds said...

Love the dog sleeping on the sofa!!!

Lauren said...

Everything looks so wonderful! I love the ice skates on the door! Thanks for letting us in!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

As always, it looks beautiful, Kelli! And I knew you'd have delicious goodies, too:) Gotta try those brownies!!

I participated in BooMama's tour, too, isn't it fun?!

Merry Christmas!

Irene said...

Kelli, you're such a treat!Have a very Merry Christmas.

Angela said...

The ice skates on the front door are brilliant. I'm going to start hunting for some and steal your idea. I'll totally give you credit for it, though, when people compliment me on my decorating pizzaz. =^)

Jenni said...

Your house is so beautifully cozy! Thank you for the tour!

Unknown said...

Lovely, Kelli.

My favorite thing at your house this time of year is always the ice skates hanging at the front door. They bring back memories for me, of growing up on a frozen pond. Well, not ON the pond of course, but certainly enjoying it.

You home is lovely and inviting as always. I hope you have the merriest of Christmases. Great to see you!

Jane said...

Everything looks lovely.

Lavendelhaus said...

Hi
you have a very nice house. The little things are very beautiful. I like fairys,too.
Merry X-Mas from Germany
Bianca

becky said...

Pretty entryway and those brownies look divine! :)

Happy holidays!

Anonymous said...

Hey there! Your pictures are fabulous and your house looks wonderful! I'm a "transplanted" Canadian too...originally from Manitoba, but I now live in South Dakota with my husband and two kiddos!

Have a wonderful Christams!

Connie said...

Love your kitchen...looks like a great place to hang out with you. I especially love the two tea cups ready for a cup of tea when someone stops in. Merry Christmas! Connie

Carrie said...

everything was so lovely! and why oh why did you have to post the buckeye brownie recipe??? lol, i'm wiping drool off my keyboard right now!!!

Heather said...

as always everything looks gorgeous and i'm left drooling from the brownies!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks just lovely!! I really appreciate all the recipes that you share and am going to try the Fruit Filled Oatmeal Bars right now!!!
Your idea for decorating the hutch in your kitchen inspired me and now I have mine decorated also! Never thought of that before!!! Duh!!!
Thanks for all you shared!!
Carol in Michigan

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Kelli
Thank you for the guided tour of your beautiful home. Everything is so stylish and perfect. Your hutch looks great ( we call them dressers) over here! Your stockings look great hanging there together.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy Christmas
Lindsay

Anonymous said...

I love the skates on your front door!

Adventures of Laura said...

Wow - your front porch and the skates on your door are awesome! I would love to have a pair of skates to decorate with. Thanks for the tour.

A blessed Christmas to you and your family!

Homeschool Diva said...

Beautiful home! The brownies look amazing! :-D

Tammy said...

What a beautiful tour, Kelli...
As I said before, I just love those ice skates on the front door!

Your home is cozy and beautiful...look, even your dog is completely relaxed! :)

I'm doing a little tour today too so hope you can stop by! :)

Kara said...

I love the ice skates on the front door and all the little nooks and crannies you have decorated throughout the house! Oh, and I'll take one of those brownies PLEASE! Thanks for sharing!

His Doorkeeper said...

Kelli, the skates on the front door are priceless! You have made me feel like a welcomed guest in your darling, warm home!
I love your little hutch in your kitchen! I also LOVE the dog resting himself on your couch! Don't you just love how the dogs make themselves at home!! Truly part of the family!

Thanks for the tour...great job!
Blessings to you and your family1

YayaOrchid said...

What an absolutely beautiful home you have! My favorite item would have to be the ice skates. They say "Christmas" like nothing could.

LindaSue said...

The front door vignette with ice skates and all are really Christmasy. Your home is lovely. Merry Christmas from a fellow Texan

the voice of melody said...

Everything is so festive! I really like all the little Christmas touches throughout the house. And the pair of skates in the front door is so cute!

Thanks also for the brownie recipe and picture, they look amazing. :)

Carole Burant said...

Dearest Kelli,

Your home is so wonderfully decorated for Christmas, I wish I could walk through that door and join you for a cup of tea and brownie:-) You have such a delightful way of decorating, just beautiful!!! xoxo

marie said...

Kelli ~ your home looks just lovely...the brownies look pretty lovely too!

nancy said...

Everything is spectacular!
got my lovely "prize" in the mail, from Papercrafting Thursday! What a great pile of lovely stuff. Thank you , Kelli.
Nancy

Susie Homemaker said...

Absolutely lovely...

Warm Wishes,
Susie

Ashley said...

Your house looks so delightfully warm and inviting! It's so sweet :)

Amanda said...

Your home is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Those brownies sound absolutely delish! I'll be back for that recipe :) I love the old hutch you have in your kitchen....beautiful home!

Amy said...

Those brownies sound absolutely delish! I'll be back for that recipe :) I love the old hutch you have in your kitchen....beautiful home!

Michelle said...

Yum-O! I'm going to try those brownies - the sooner the better!

Being Mrs Miles said...

Just DREAMY - can we ALL come and enjoy it with you? haha!

Thanks Kelli, Your blog is always a pelaseru to visit.

Cathy said...

Everything is just lovely, Kelli. I've noticed here lately that you little dog looks like he is in heaven. :o)

canadacole said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! I must try some of those brownies now! Merry Christmas!

jill said...

Thanks for sharing your cozy Christmas home ... and the recipe, too! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe! The red birds bring back memories of Christmas at my Grandmother's. We give her a new one each year.

Best wishes to you and your family this Holiday season.

Sharri said...

So lovely, and inviting!
have a blessed Christmas, and thanks for the tour!

Jennifer said...

Everything is beautiful...and the brownies were delish!!

Angie said...

Thanks for sharing your home, how beautiful!! The brownies look amazing!1
Merry Christmas!

Storybook Woods said...

Kelli, I love it all. But I really love your teacup shelf !!! Love Clarice

Ms. Tee said...

So pretty, Kelli - the last photo of the candles and the tree in the background is just beautiful! :)

Jules said...

Love your iceskates on your front dooR. That is a very creative decoration. I love seeing your different decorations throughout your house. And your BROWNIES! Y-U-M!! I will probably give those a try. Thanks for sharing.

RN and OSHP said...

Can't wait to try those brownies!!

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas from a fellow Texan! : )

Your home looks SO welcoming and those brownies look DEE-VINE!

And now I'm off to check out your Etsy shop...

Anonymous said...

Kelli,
Your home looks beautiful! All I need to go with the Buckeye Brownies is a nice cup of tea or apple cider.
Thank you for sharing and for the sweet comments you left on my blog!
Miriam :)

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

Pretty, cozy home! I can't wait to try your brownies.

~cassie~ said...

Love the skates on your door!! Great idea!

catsmum said...

just lovely - and boy do those brownies sound good [ shame we don't get Brownie Mix in Australia ... poutpoutpout ]

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! So welcoming and cosy! :)

Heather said...

Kelli,

Your home is very beautiful!! Those brownies look so yummy!!!

Love, Heather

Anonymous said...

You have such a beautiful home. I love your front entry way. Lovely!

Sharon said...

As always your home is so pretty. You have so many wonderful decorating ideas and at this time of the year you do such a wonderful job. I love the skated hanging on the door and I have been looking for a pair since last year when I saw your door and loved it. No skates yet but I am still looking. Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas through out the whole year. Candy cane wishes to you and your family.

Erin said...

Beautiful home! I could almost taste the brownies. My favorite decoration is your dog on the couch. He's a cutie!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the brownie. They were tastee! And your home is beautiful!

The Ruminating Rocker said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

LillyB said...

mmmmmm,. They look so great!!
Come over to my blog and get your Christmas award!

Jen said...

It looks amazing....I'll be right over....for the brownies.

Shelley said...

Thanks for inviting me over, I enjoyed my stay. From the skates on the door to the brownies so warm, everything was beautiful. I love all the "little" things that make a home so warm and inviting this time of year.

Anonymous said...

Such a warm and inviting home Kelli. I'm printing your brownie recipe for Christmas Eve.

Melissa Stover said...

oh i love the ice skates and the dog on the couch!

GranthamLynn said...

Oh Kelli,
It is so beautiful. Thanks for the tour! I loved seeing Daisy! Your home is so homey! I hope I can visit again. And maybe I'll be posting again soon.
If I don't come by again I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas.
Love,
Sherry

The Buntens said...

The front porch is my absolute favorite!

Beautiful!

Mandi @ Sweetly Home said...

We just loved your home. It's so warm and cozy. My father-in-law picked #10 to look at on Boomama's tour. His name is Kelly too! We had a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Everything is lovely, Kelli!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely stunning!! Thanks for sharing your inspirations. Merry CHRISTmas!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely home and beautiful decorations. Merry Christmas. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely home and beautiful decorations. Merry Christmas. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely home and beautiful decorations. Merry Christmas. Blessings.

The Pennington Point said...

As a fellow Texas...I know those skates are wishful thinking. They are adorable! I am also a homeschooler...so I look forward to checking out more of your blog. Lisa~

cherry said...

I love your attention to detail! It is alll beautiful. cherry

Anonymous said...

I felt like I was right in your home. Thank you for being such a nice hostess. It looks so pretty.

Christine said...

Everything looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your warm hospitality. Those brownies look amazing! You have a lovely home. Merry Christmas and God Bless! :-)

Suzann said...

You've done a wonderful job with your decorating. Thanks for the tour and the brownies!

Sherri said...

Beautiful home! I can't wait to try the recipe! Thanks for sharing Kelli.
The dog looks comfy on his sofa...

Simply Heart And Home said...

I love the tour and I would love more to stay for a while. Brownies and Christmas go very nicely together. Your home is beautiful!

Gina

Michelle Simpson Photos said...

Beautiful home!!

DeeDee said...

Everything is just beautiful! I love the skates on teh front door :)

And I have copied the brownie recipe... I think I shall have to make some of those...

Sweet Blessings,
Merry Christmas!
DeeDee

phillips phamily said...

I love it! Little bits of Christmas tucked in everywhere! The buckeye brownies sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing and merry Christmas.

Susan said...

As always, enjoyed the pics of your home. Thanks for the tour!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of the ice skates. You have a beautiful home. So warm and cozy and uncluttered!!

Michie said...

I love all of your "Christmas Touches." Your kitchen looks so cozy!

Paula said...

Love your decor! I love all the little touches you have added. Thanks for sharing!
Paula from Idaho
http://bucketideasforchristmas.blogspot.com/

S'more of my Thoughts said...

Beautiful! And thank you for the brownie recipe!

Stopping by from Boomama's site.

Anonymous said...

These brownies are dangerous! Love 'em. Whenever I have a few minutes, I steal away and look through your blog. It's my Calgon moment.