Monday, December 15, 2008

Tropical White Christmas

Through the miracle of digital photography, even Sunshine State folks can have a white Christmas. It would be front page news if it really happened.
Snow Storm Hits Tampa Bay

Look how much the roses are loving the cold weather!
Brrrrrr!
Come on in and have some hot chocolate.
Would you like a splash of Irish Cream? How about some whipped cream? Mmmmm good!
Ready for the tour? Let's go!
The centerpiece on the dining room table is made to last all season without watering. Let's go across the hall to see the tree.
I've got most of the gifts wrapped.There are a few more ornaments to go up.
I promised Lucy I'd save some for her to put on the tree when she gets home.
Here are some of the nutcrackers that Wes has been getting for his December birthday since his second. He turned 26 on the 14th so these are just his favorites.
Oh look! It's stopped snowing.


Thanks for visiting Windy Corner this Christmas. And big ups to Boo Mama for organizing this Open House.


Merry Christmas!

P.S.
Can you keep a secret? Here are some elves I videoed down in our barn.
Send your own ElfYourself eCards

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE MORE CHRISTMAS PICTURES? THEY'RE ON THE DECKING THE HALLS POST JUST BELOW.

50 comments:

Jamie Lea said...

Wow, snow in Tampa! I love it all, thanks for having us in your beautiful home. This is too much fun!

Ashley said...

I love the snow effect! Such a pretty home. Come visit me at my house (blog)!

Cyndi said...

Love the nutcrackers!!! Great tour, Merry Christmas!!!

Dena @ Green Acres said...

Beautiful tree and decorations! Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Holley, your tree looks so pretty...no snow here in NE Ohio either for a change...it is raining and yucky:(

Mrs.C said...

Very creative. I love the snow effect! Everything is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

KarenW said...

I love your Christmas mug! I'll take some whipped cream in my hot chocolate. Thanks!

Anne said...

Very pretty tour! Thanks for sharing:).

We are THAT Family said...

Your home is gorgeous!

Heather said...

I love how you decorated the light above your table!

Erin said...

sO PRETTY!

Erika said...
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Erika said...

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Everytyhing looks wonderful! And thanks for sharing that video, it's too funny!!!

Lauren said...

It looks so beautiful and cozy! Thanks for letting us in!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Hmm now that would surprise my family if I added snow to my home! lol No snow here too. Your home looks festive and ready for the holidays! Thank you for the tour!

Heather said...

It looks so fun in your home!! It looks great!! Merry Christmas!!

Ameratis said...

I love the nutcrackers. Your centerpiece is pretty too! Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Just stunning! The chandelier with ribbons over your dining room (?) table is gorgeous. Merry Christmas!!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I'd love a splash of Irish Cream - Yum! Your chandelier is beautiful! Loved the tour!

Manuela

pcb said...

Enjoyed visitng your home! Merry Christmas.

Carrie said...

love it!!!

His Doorkeeper said...

Cute post! Thanks for sharing your lovely home! Enjoyed it!

Laura said...

Beautiful decor...and I love the elves! Hilarious!

Tonja said...

Holley,
It is all just beautiful! I am so missing the decorating this year. Seeing your beautiful home looking all festive is a delight!

I hope you and your family have the most wonderful holiday season...filled with all the good things in life! Enjoy!

hennhouse said...

You have such gorgeous decorations! Thanks so much for giving the tour!

LindaSueBuhl said...

I think your kind of snow is just right - CGI isn't as cold and hard to drive through as the real stuff. Love your decorations and coincidentally - I was born near Tampa - a LONG time ago.

Rose said...

So beautiful! Your house looks so cozy and inviting :-)

Sandi McBride said...

What a fun post! I loved the photos. You know I used to live on Davis Island and I remember a hurricane or two but no snow...why? And Holl? That's the nicest group of Elves I've ever seen!
hugs
Sandi

Keetha said...

Awwwww - - - I see in your sidebar that you are linked to AmazingGrayce. I just LOVE her.

Cute idea to add snow to the Sunshine state pictures!!!

Merry Christmas from central Indiana where it was 16 degrees and spitting snow today!!!

Brenda Susan said...

Beautiful home, thnx for the tour. Your family looks very fun too, nice to see a blog with older kids rather than all little munchkins!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tour!

Paige said...

Thanks for the tour!

Best wishes to you and your family during this Holiday season.

Alex and Jill said...

Loved the tour! Thanks for opening up your home to us.

Merry Christmas!

jill said...

You have a lovely holiday home. Thanks for sharing ... Merry Christmas!

andi said...

I love the hot chocolate set up in the kitchen! So inviting! Always so welcoming! Happy, Happy, Merry, Merry!

JanMary said...

Thanks for sharing your home and decorations.

Love hot chocolate with Irish Cream.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Northern Ireland.

Michelle said...

I love your home! Merry Christmas!

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Nice Snow! I spend a Christmas once in Blue Mountain Beach near Destin FL and I loved the mild temperature..., here in New England, well, the snow is real...Merry Christmas!!

Elaine A. said...

Your home looks so welcoming. I love the photo of your dining room with the Christmas tree in the background.

And that's one fancy elfin', dancing family you have there! ; )

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Holley, thanks for coming by my party! It was a lot of fun. Your home looks great all decked out!

Best Life said...

It's so inviting. I love the centerpiece! Lisa~

Robin said...

Everything looks great. Thank you so much for the tour!

the voice of melody said...

Your house is so warm and inviting. You have done a great job at decorating it! Thanks for the yummy hot chocolate. :)

Shell said...

I'll gladly give you some of my Alaskan snow! Thanks for sharing!

DeeDee said...

Very Pretty!
Love the idea of the Snow.. LOL

This touring is fun - but how in the world will we ever get to everyone? I think I am in the 600's LOL

Sweet Blessings!
Merry Christmas!
DeeDee

KayEllen said...

I love your holiday post! So fun:)
I joined in but only posted a few pics...so busy...and behind on blogging...Christmas shopping

Have a wonderful week:)

Hugs,
Kay

Screaming Meme said...

What great blog...I was elfed by a new blog friend...i laughed until I almost peed my pants! Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming Meme....It is so nice to meet you! Meme

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Thanks for sharing! We're doing a snowglobe collection for our #1 and a nutcracker collection for our #2. I love how you decorated your dining room! So warm! Have a wonderful Christmas.

Michie said...

Thanks for the tour - it all looks great!

KayEllen said...

Adorable elves!!!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family:)

Blessing,
Kay