Sunday

~Holiday House Tour~

Sunday afternoon, we toured several homes, decorated for Christmas, in our town.

I'm featuring two of the homes as my contribution to Hooked on Houses Holiday House Tours. For more tours, click here or click on the Hooked on Houses button at the top of my sidebar, beginning Monday December 15th..

The first home was an attached villa.
The foyer was decorated with a village.
This is the room of the owner's granddaughter.
A silver and white tree in the living room.
Beneath the silver and white tree was this absolutely gorgeous hand crocheted tree skirt. A gift from a friend's mother.
This is one of several Christmas stockings, made to match the tree skirt.
Ornaments pinned to a pillow sham, in the granddaughter's room.
The dining room table setting.
A view of the master bedroom.
The second house was a stand alone home, done in a contemporary style.



This pretty tree, sitting inside a wreath is in the master bedroom.
Red and gold, in the living room
This tree is in the sunroom.
These glass ornaments are in the sunroom windows. Do you see the wreaths on the fence, in the background? Early Sunday morning, we saw someone crossing our yard, walking toward the white fence at the back of the property. The fence runs behind our home and two neighboring homes. One of our neighbors is a brother to the owner of the home on tour. A last minute decision to hang wreaths, on the pool fence, found them scrambling to borrow a few from the white fence, here.

The poinsettias on the dining room table were beautiful! An unusual color with a little sparkle added.
A St Louis Cardinals tree, in the bar area of the lower level.
This St Louis Rams tree is in a guest room.
For a look at a home we toured last year, follow this LINK.
Rhoda is hosting a holiday tour of homes today, too.
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I just visited Linda, at Studio Stuff. If you have a minute stop by. She has a fabulous post about Hermann Missouri, a historic German town at Christmastime.
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Tablescape Tuesday
Be sure to come back tomorrow. I'm working on a little traditional Christmas table setting in the dining room, I'll post about tomorrow.

58 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, what fun that you got to go on this tour! I loved all the little special touches in both houses, and I especially love those gorgeous trees!

That crochet work is pretty amazing, too (my oldest sister does crochet), and I loved those little ornament attached to that pillow. How clever!

Thanks so much for sharing this. I've loved getting to see what people are doing in their homes for Christmas.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Andi said...

It was fun getting to peek into these lovely homes and see their Christmas decorations Pat. Love the Cardinals and Rams trees!!!

Susie Harris said...

What pretty houses on tour. I love to see the different styles people can come up with. There is no end to the beauty of Christmas. Thanks Miss Pat for taking us along....

Margaret's Ramblings said...

You folk in the USA really know how to celebrate. We have nothing like this in the UK. What a beautiful day you must have had.

salmagundi said...

What a fun tour! I love Christmas home tours, but unfortunately, most of them haven't been continued in our area. They say it is too hard to find houses. How sad for the charities they previously supported. I've never seen crocheted stockings like that - they were great. Have a good week. Sally

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Both homes are beautiful. I adore the hand crocheted tree skirtin the first home. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Terrie

yellowfarmhouse said...

It's always so much fun to peek into homes and see how others decorate - even if it isn't my style I can always learn something and always appreciate the loviness of their homes. Thanks for taking me along :).

Hugs - Karen

Becca Watson said...

Those homes are very beautiful! I would love to do on of those tours. Thanks for sharing!

paintergal said...

I love it all!
Boy, seeing these great photos, and others, is really convincing me to step it up next year. I could have done much more.
Thanks for sharing!

Dana and Daisy said...

All Beautiful, but yours are equally impressive.
I decided to join an online house tour tomorrow also. So, if you get through your tour early and still want to see more, stop by and click on my house tour link.

Love, Dana

Nnairda's said...

I just love the crocheted stocking! TFS!

Adriann

tam said...

Pat your house looks absolutely gorgeous! I think I lost count of all those pretty trees-LoL!
I too have a little Victorian village. Come on over ans see. I will be posting photos on both of my blogs tonight.
It sure looks like you had a lot of fun decorating!
~Smiles~Tam!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, what a beautiful tour! I love seeing people's homes at Christmas time and these were especially beautiful! I'm back and didn't have a viris! Woopee!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ms. ~K said...

Love your home and blog...
XXOOOXXX to Molly from my labs!
~K

justabeachkat said...

What fun Pat! Thanks for posting the photos. So many beautiful trees.

Hugs!
Kat

niartist said...

Beautiful tour Pat, thanks for letting us join you. The silver and white tree in that first house reminds me so much of the one in my living room! That's so much fun, I wish they did that here!

Melissa Miller said...

Pat they are all just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us. I throughly enjoyed the tour. :)

Lynne said...

I love home tours. Unfortunately in our area so many of stopped having them. I'm glad I went along with you on this one..Thanks so much for sharing them. When you have a minute I would love for you to stop by I have something at my place for you..hope you're staying warm..we have 9 above over here outside K.C.. hugs ~lynne~

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I loved this tour Pat.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love your tree skirt and matching stockings! Just beautiful. I wish I had the patience to learn to crochet.

Light and Voices said...

Pat, I especially liked the tree skirt and matching stocking because it was homemade. Enjoyed going on the house tours.
Joyce

Bo said...

Good morning Pat, Thanks for letting us peep into those two pretty homes...I did get one new idea...pinning an ornament to a toss pillow on the bed. ;-) Bo

Terri and Bob said...

Beautiful homes! (not as pretty as yours, though!)

I love holiday homes tours!

Nancy said...

Pat, Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful Christmas Cheer!!! These are gorgeous homes, and I enjoyed them very much! Nancy

Deb said...

Hi Pat! I really enjoyed the tour. These are lovely homes decorated beautifully. I really loved the small tree inside of the wreath. Deb

Sharon said...

What gorgeous decorations you have! Thank you for sharing!

Hugs, Sharon

cityfarmer said...

Don't you just adore what all these other women do and know how to do?????

I am thrilled that you were able to capture it in photos.

I'm doing a post this week called "Move over Martha Stewart"

It will be a tribute to all the lovely ladies you and I both know and their amazing panache!

missn our chats!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

If that doesn't put you in the mood nothing will! Hope your staying warm and cozy during this ice storm. I enjoye the tour, what a amazing site. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Pat, I'm so glad you joined my blog party. It wouldn't be a party without you! :-)

You got some beautiful photos on the tour. Really liked that dining room place setting with the silver ornaments on the plate. I've got some ornaments that are similar and might try to do something like that myself.

Thanks!! -Julia

Brenda said...

Really nice,but none hold a light to yours. I always love touring homes.

Beverly said...

What a great tour! Each home looks so festive and inviting.

I love Christmas home tours.

profenretraite said...

Wow! What beautiful homes! I've never seen so many gorgeous Christmas decorations! Such beautiful trees! Thanks for sharing...Debbie

Lady Katherine said...

What a great tour, thanks for letting me tag along. lol I love the simple ornament in the window, the tree in the daughter bedroom, The candle sticks, Just all was lovely. I do not even half to get out in the rain, to tour the homes! Thanks!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Pat,

What a beautiful tour! all the trees and decorations look gorgeous! I especially love that pillow with the ornaments attached, what a fabulous idea and so unique too! My daughter will love the idea too! Thanks so much for sharing such delights!

Happy Holidays, Cynthia

Fifi Flowers said...

Thanks for the tour! LOVE your place settings! I think the first one is my FAV!
ENJOY the season!
Fifi

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful homes with us! I decorated our bedroom for the first time this year...but have I taken a picture of it yet??? NOOOOOOOO! I am so behind...but who cares, my G-babies are here and all I want to do is play with them!

Adrienne said...

Hi Pat -
Thanks for taking us along on your tour of homes. Both were just wonderful! Lots of inspiration and holiday cheer.
~Adrienne~

Laura said...

Absolutely beautiful. I especially love the trees. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

How fun to be able to tour homes at Christmas! I absolutely love that crochet tree skirt - what a beautiful thing! Thanks Pat, that was fun!

Manuela

Happy To Be said...

Just beautiful Pat...thanks so much for taking me along on this wonderfu tour of homes..I just love looking at all the way people do things..I always get so mamy wonderful ideas about my doing for my own home..hugs and smiles Gloria

laurie said...

That you for taking us on the home tour with you. I enjoyed it so much. laurie

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Pat, thanks for coming by my Christmas tour too. What a fun home tour you went on. I just love those! Merry Christmas to you and J!

Sandi McBride said...

what beautiful homes you shared with us. Thanks so much Pat. I'd love it if I could get my decorations to look half that great!
hugs
Sandi

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful homes - thanks for the tour.
Glenda

Lisa said...

Hi Pat. Your post makes me want to redecorate my tree to do something different. How fun. I missed the homes tour in Macon. Don't know how but I did. We had a little sleet last night. More snow than Moberly. I left work extra early in case I had to clean off my car, but it wasn't bad at all. I just heard on the radio to expect 3-5 inches of snow tomorrow and rain tomorrow night. Sleet and freezing rain on Thursday. This is such a busy week for us I hope it ALL misses us!! Hopefully you'll miss it too.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Such nice photos of holiday decorating! Thanks Pat for the tour. Sure enjoyed it.
Brenda

sandra/tx said...

Pat, that was a fun tour. It's fun to see another silver and white tree, as well as the other beautiful ones you've shown.

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Just beautiful! That tree is the master is georgous! Thanks for the tour!

L to the Aura said...

Lovely decor! I enjoy your blog. :)

L to the Aura said...

Lovely decor! I enjoy your blog. :)

Kat said...

Thanks for the Christmas Eye Candy Pat!

Susie Q said...

What a wonderful tour Pat! Thank youf or taking us all along!

But I must admit it was touring YOUR lodge that made me all giddy! How I love it!

Everytime I se you post on St. Charles I smile...I so loved going there and miss that. I often ownder if we were ever there, perhaps during their special events, at the same time. We may have even walked right by one another...: )

Love,
Sue

Robin said...

Enjoyed the tours. I think my favorite thing is the simple idea of small ornaments on the pillow in the girl's room. Thank you for sharing!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I really enjoyed your tours. What fun and so pretty!!!

brettinsky said...

I will definitely be copying the master bedroom tree idea. It looks great inside that wreath! Wow!

And a crocheted tree skirt? Hours upon hours were spent on that! It is stunning!

The Decorated House said...

Hey Sweet Pat~
Loving all the new pictures.
You always make my Christmas
Merrier!
Hugs, Donna

white o'morn cottage said...

Your home is so beautiful! I enjoyed my visit...Pam in Ireland

Suzanne said...

Whew, we've just finished school and are now on Christmas break...now I can blog and breathe a bit. And Pat, your blog is always so comforting and calming, so you are my first stop!
What a lovely tour, with so many decorating ideas. I love that tabletop tree in a wreath!