Christmas Tour of Homes 2008

Hey everybody! Welcome to the Christmas tour of my home. If you’d like to show off your Christmas decorations too, you can head over to BooMama, Tip Junkie, Hooked on Houses, A Soft Place to Land and Southern Hospitality. They are all hosting Christmas Tours of Homes this week, and it’s sure to be good fun!

If this is your first visit to Simply Sweet Home, Welcome to my blog (and home). I hope you’ll take a look around my site. I’ve been hosting a festival of Christmas posts this month, and there’s a lot of great stuff to see. And please leave me a comment so that I can come and visit with you too.
A lot of my Christmas decorations are buried in the attic at my dad’s house, so I didn’t get to decorate as much as I would like. I was most looking forward to setting up my Christmas villages in the new place, but it was too much trouble to dig everything out. (Hopefully I’ll get it all out next year.) But I did manage to get some good pictures of the stuff I did put out. I had the post finished and then I added a few more…hopefully I didn’t go overboard too much w/ the pics! I hope you enjoy!

Here’s the front door (obviously). I know a lot of people despise colored lights. But I love them. They remind me of my childhood, and they’re just fun.

And here’s our tree, filled with mice ornaments and other fun things. My pictures don’t really do it justice, but it’s really cute. If you’d like to see more of my tree and some of my favorite ornaments, you can go to my Christmas Tree post.

Making the stereo a little festive here. I’ve been calling this the silver & blue corner (even though there are a couple of red things at the bottom). You can’t really see it too well, but there’s a couple of snowmen, some figures from “Rudolf & the Island of Misfit Toys”, and some wintery flowers & ribbon thingys. And the silver tree was actually the center piece for our table last year, and the bear & penguin came from Kay Jewelers last year. I just stuck it up there b/c it matched.

I decided to hang our stockings over the china cabinet. There’s also flower arrangement of poinsettas. And up top is small red/gold Christmas tree, and placed some little gift boxes and bags around it to make it a little more festive. And to the left, is my mouse wreath.

Another picture of the tree & stuff on top of the curio.

And here’s my mouse corner.

This is our coffee table. I just put a couple of snowman place mats on each end. And in the middle is a Christmas bowl, and it just has some little garland arrangements with pinecones & apples on them. (I wanted to get a pic from a better angle but the cat kept jumping in.)

The kitchen. The stuff is described below.

I strung some garland above the cabinets. And on the counter is a snowman cake pedastal (left). And on top of it is a homemade-antique Christmas tree that my greatmother made. Next is a Santa box tin, Christmas salt shaker set, a Christmas tree platter that my husband bought me, a couple of Christmas bowls, like the one from the coffee table, and an arrangment of poinsettas. And some snowman pot holders are hanging from the drawers.

Christmas Candy dishes.

Snowman Cake Plate.

Christmas Tree Plate.

Salt Shaker Set.

On the window sill above the sink is a snow man plate that my stepmom painted. And on either side of it are some snowman figurines and some s’more figurines.

And this is the dining room.

Here’s our table.

This is a close up of the flower arrangment on the table.

And this is a close up of the flower arrangement on top of the antique sewing machine.

Well, that’s it. Let me just “show” you to the door here.

Thank you for visiting my site and home. I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll leave a comment and come back soon! Merry Christmas!



  1. Lovely home and thanks so much for the invite!! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  2. Very festive! I love your little mouse corner. Thanks for sharing with me.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Momtothreebabies says

    Your home is so pretty!! and so darn clean LOL!! Im jealous !! I love your little theme areas, the silver and blue, the mouse area, etc. so cute!!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Jaelle @

  4. Tiaras and Tantrums says

    gorgeous- love your kitchen!

  5. The McCarls says

    Your home looks so beautiful!

  6. Wonderful decorations!

  7. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Fifi Flowers says

    Thank you for the tour! ENJOY the Season!

  9. the pleasures of homemaking says

    The mouse corner is sooo cute! Love the lights outside too. Thanks for the tour!


  10. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says

    Jerri, thank you for coming by my party! What a sweet and festive home you have for Christmas. It will take me days to visit all of you! Merry Christmas!

  11. tara @ kidz says

    Oh so pretty and festive! Merry Christmas!

  12. Mary Ellen (megardengal) says

    THank you for the tour! I love your pretty white kitchen! It looks wonderful!


  13. Your home is beautiful. I love the colors you used in your decorations. Snowmen are a favorite of mine, so I love the placemats.

  14. Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home says

    What a great collection of Christmas decorations you have! How fun to make your shelves so festive, and your kitchen looks great. All ready for Christmas cookies! Thank you for inviting me into your home and for visiting mine. Merry Christmas!

  15. Cooking and the City says

    Jerri I just loved taking a tour of your lovely home, everything looks wonderful! the little mouse decorations & mouse corner are so cute! thanks for the invite 🙂

    Dell 🙂 xxoo

    ps we have coloured lights too 🙂

  16. Hi Jerri – I like that little tree in the gold urn. Thanks for the tour. Kelly

  17. Very nice! Love your kitchen, thank you for sharing.

  18. Sherri Partin James says

    I LOVE the colored lights! They do bring back childhood memories. We usually do a tree with clear and a tree with colored.

    Thank you for the sweet blog comment. Have a blessed Christmas season.


  19. Veggiemomof2 says

    I like those light trees in the front yard.

  20. Your home is beautiful and all your Christmas decorations and lights are wonderful!

    Thanks for visiting my place!


  21. Em @ Bunch of Scrap says

    Beautiful home – love the mice! I want to have white cabinets like yours… looks so crisp!

  22. Laura Ingalls Gunn says

    Your decorations are so pretty.
    I hope you’ll visit my blog soon. I’ve had giveaway’s every Friday in December.

  23. Pretty dishes always catch my eye…love your Christmas dishes!

  24. Very lovely. I especially like the dining room, it’s table, AND the centerpieces found there.

    Merry Christmas!

  25. It looks really good! I especially like all your different dishes and such in the kitchen, and your dining table! Thanks for sharing.

  26. Beautiful decorations. I love your kitchen.

  27. Miss(es) Canadian Pie says

    Your home is so very festive! There is so much to look at. I bet your home feels so cozy. I loved taking a peek. I haven’t been a huge fan of colored lights until this year. They remind me of candy.

  28. lovely home and wonderful decorations. Merry christmas !

  29. Jerri - Simply Sweet Home says

    Thanks everyone for all your great comments! If I haven’t already visited your place, I’ll be sure to get around to you! (I’ve been doing a lot of blog-hopping this week, so it’s sort of hard to keep up with everybody.)

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