Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday House Tour

The house tour has come and gone and what a great day it was! The weather was perfect, the visitors were happy and we had a wonderful time! On Friday night we got to go around and do the tour with the other homeowners and also the artists that were featured. We had such a nice time and the homes were all beautiful.

My only wish is that I had a better camera or knew a photographer that worked for cookies and hugs because the pictures didn't come out as I had hoped. The morning of the tour went very fast and I was so nervous that I had trouble keeping the camera steady to take pictures. I managed to take quite a few though and I hope that you enjoy them! We are very blessed to have family and friends that helped out for the tour....watched the kids and dogs, baked for us and came from far away to go on the tour. Their support means everything to us and we couldn't have asked for a better day!

As you look through the pictures you can see the collages on our dining table. All the homes had art and/or music on display for the tour.

I also wanted to share with you a picture from last night. My daughter had her very first band concert, she plays the french horn and we are so, so proud of her. She looked beautiful last night and I'm amazed at how quickly she is learning to play.

And with that I am going to take a break until the new year. Being on the home tour was a blast but I am seriously behind on Christmas! I want to wish you and your families a beautiful holiday filled with laughter and warmth.

It means so much to me that you read my little blog and I'm excited to see what the new year brings!!

I'm linking up to Hooked on Houses! Head over for more holiday fun!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle:

Oh my goodness, everything looks so so beautiful. You have such a touch with everything you decorate. I can see why your home was on the tour. Enjoy your Christmas season with your family and don't forget to come back in the new year.


Anonymous said...

I watched it about 5 times...everything is beyond beautiful! I'm sure your home had to be the hit of the tour! It's all so elegant but simple...just the way I love it.
Happy Holidays to you and your family ~

TheSmithHotel said...

Wow! Great house tour! Love your kid's rooms! I can see that you put alot of work into getting ready for this house tour!


cindy @ cottage instincts said...

Unbelieveable. I want to move in. The pics were great! I just can't get over how lovely everything looks. Come decorate my house. Please.

LuLu said...

Oh i feel all warm inside after visiting your home!!! it's fabulous!!!

{northern cottage} said...

sigh...stunningly beautiful, calm and crisp. LOVELY!!

Esther@fleurcottage said...

lovely!! :) lots of work...i know after doing one at our house!

Madame Meg said...

Your house looks incredible! So soft and warm at the same time... I'll definitely be watching that slide show again for inspiration in the future! Thanks for taking the time to share that with us!
- Meg

beth said...

It's all so very, very beautiful Michelle!! I bet everyone just loved your house. How could they not?!
Your daughter looks so adorable with her French Horn. I bet you are so proud!
Hope you enjoy your break and have a very Merry Chrismas!

Robin said...

Michelle your home is gorgeous. No wonder they asked up to participate. It all looks so amazing it as hard to even pick a favorite. Let just say, I'd love for you to come on over to my house and work your magic here!

Stephanie said...

Love the home tour. I follow your blog often and always enjoy your unique and fun ideas. Thank you for sharing. I hope you dont mind me asking, where did you purchase your living room sofa? I love the lines and style and have not found one close to that in Ohio.
Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

You live in my dream home! I just love all the beautiful whites. I enjoyed all the photos, and I plan on coming back to sneak a peek at least one more time! Beautiful! Beautiful! and more beautiful!

adb said...

it looks amazing! i love your style. thank you for sharing the pix of your beautiful home!

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Michelle,
Your house looks amazing & I still LOVE love your style :)

I hope the tour goes well :)


robyn said...

It was so beautiful. Unfortunately
my computer won't load the photos! I am so bummed. I'll have to check back later.


Wow, you did an amazing job, everything looks so comfy, cozy and so perfect for Christmas! Enjoy your family and have a very Merry Christmas.

Christina said...

Beautiful! I could watch it over and over! Happy Holidays!

Theresa said...

I could NEVER go thru your house for the Tour! WHY, you might ask? BECAUSE I WOULD NEVER LEAVE! I honestly do not believe that I have EVER seen just gorgeousness ALL in one place! I going back thru again:) Have a blessed day and thanks for having me, which room can I take a nap in? hehe! HUGS!

Aprons Gone Wild said...

Oh Wow! I truly enjoyed your house tour. So many interesting details and the overall look is soft and dreamy. Congrats on a great job...something truly unique from all the others.

English Cottage in Georgia said... Christmas Tour House that I have EVER seen. I am awed...can't wait for my BFF to get back from a cruise and look at your slideshow together.

Krissy said...

Love the house tour, gorgeous!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Michelle! Your home is beautifully decorated and looks all ready for Christmas! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family! How proud you must be of your cute! Happy New Year to you and your family!...hugs...Debbie

Melissa Miller said...

It looks beautiful Michelle!

Happy New Year! ~Melissa :)

Catharine said...


Once again you have managed to inspire me! Love Love Love it all, I just wanted to sit down with a cup of hot chocolate in your beautiful house and enjoy.