12/14/2009

Christmas, Christmas Everywhere

Boy oh boy is it party time in blogland!  I will be joining in with multiple parties...click on the links below to go visit with all the wonderful hostesses and their participants that love to dress their homes for the holidays!  Thank ALL of you gracious ladies for hosting these wonderfully fun events.

Karen/Somedays are Diamonds/ Doors of Welcome
Thoughts from Over The Rainbow/ Deck the Halls
The Nester/ Christmas Tour of Homes
Between Naps On the Porch/ Tablescape Thursday



So on with my playing.  I posted photos of my snowman kitchen, and of our familyroom, (click on white words for links to view), so now it's time for the entry and dining room. 

Father Christmas greets you as you walk up the front walk.  When you get to the front door, a friendly snowman welcomes you inside.


(Yes, you're right, the front door isn't decorated....yet  :-P )

I like using the side door better anyway, don't you? 






We'll wander through the kitchen paying no attention since we've seen it before and go straight through to the front entry.  OH..but please be careful not to bump into Maddy....she's busy playing with the musical, dancing toys.  She just loves overnighters with Papa, Grammy and auntie Sarah!







We've made it safely to the hallway, looking into the entryway


The baskets are hung instead of stockings for the pets. They seem to always get so many goodies from Santa that their stockings overflowed.


The largest basket was for Jordan.  He was the best dogfriend a girl could have. We had to let him be with his maker a year ago in November due to a spinal condition called degenerative myelopathy.  I still can't get another buddy.


We will forever hang his basket, filling it with goodies for the Humane Society.


Hold on, gotta go dry the tears so I can finish the tour....

Ok, around the corner and sitting on the stairs, this is what you see.






My supervisor....Wyatt Earp








On in to the dining room...I tried to keep it simple...





But I just couldn't do it.  So out came the Longaberger Pottery and napkins, the Kohls goblets, the crystal champagne flutes, the silver flatware and best for last, the Longaberger sleighs from years ago. I couldn't decide if the reindeer should get a break this year..







Or if Santa remains at the helm.












What do you think?  Reindeer? Or Santa?

The rest of the dining room has been "housed" for awhile now.  I bought these houses a few years ago. They were a store brand (can't remember the name), the store went out of business so I didn't get to get more to finish the "town" that I had wanted.  They are larger than Dept 56 so I may sell these and start over with dept 56.

 























So here ends my entry and dining room Christmas tour. 
I thank you for being so kind and stopping over for a "tour".  I hope you enjoyed my long winded post and would love to hear what your thoughts are.  Take care, ENJOY the season, and stop over again soon.  Hugs to all, Vicci

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