Friday, December 9, 2011

Party on a School Night...

Last night I hosted our mom's group Christmas party.
It is group of local moms [about 100 of us, I think} with preschool age children.
We meet each month and host activities for young children throughout the year.
Last night was our December meeting and holiday party for the mamas.  
I agreed last summer to host it at our house.
Thankfully, I didn't need to prepare food, just clean the house 
and keep the boys out of the way for an evening. 
 It was a fun night and I didn't take a single picture.  What sort of blogger am I?
I did snap pictures beforehand.  
This is likely the tidiest our house will be this December, so come on in....

















{Carrye, I shamelessly copied your ribbons on our bookcase wreaths! :)}




I love Christmas in our home to feel cozy and filled with tradition.
I love hanging the little Danish window ornaments from my Dad and Mormor (Danish grandma),
I love seeing my lifelong collection of bear ornaments from my Mum hanging
alongside handmade ornaments from my children on the tree,
I love seeing the Christmas themed gifts given by dear friends propped
on the bookcase or hanging on the wall,
I still like traditional red and green,
lots of white candles and wreaths.
Our home and December activities tend to look the same
each year and I like it that way.
Have a great weekend!

{linking up to Cottage & Vine Home Tour}


36 comments :

  1. your homes looks so beautiful! wish i was part of your mommy group:) happy holidays!

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  2. I'm even more in love with your home now!!! I didn't want the tour to stop! It's absolutely beautiful and I think it looks just how you want it to feel! Happy Holidays and thank you for all of the inspiration!

    Meg

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  3. You have an absolutely beautiful home! I love how festive it looks for the holidays. If you ever decide to leave your current profession, I know one you'd be quite successful in!

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  4. So incredibly cozy! I love it!
    xo Melissa

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  5. It looks beautiful, cozy & inviting! It has given me some inspiration to start sprucing up a bit more around here with some pillows and art. Love all your details. Hope you had a wonderful party.

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  6. Tessa, everything looks so pretty. I love your traditional decorations! And your federal mirror! Thanks for my birthday wishes, too! xoxo

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  7. Looks lovely! I do the same w/ the candles p the stairs...but yours looks better, my stairs are carpet :(...what a great way to host too, no food prep! Merry Christmas!

    Amanda

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  8. Tessa wow your house looks so good!!!!! Have a great weekend

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  9. Everything is beautiful! I love the reindeer pillow on your sofa!

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  10. Your home looks so incredibly beautiful! What a wonderful place to have a Christmas party! We had our local MOMS club Christmas party last night too! We always have appetizers and desserts with an ornament exchange at the end. It was a lot of fun. Thanks for showing your gorgeous home!
    -Shelley

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  11. What a cozy, welcoming home you have! Your Christmas decorations are beautiful, and I love how you've incorporated them throughout your living space!
    Claudia

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  12. Cozy is THE word for it! Makes me want to pop some popcorn, put on a Christmas movie, and just settle in. If you ever tire of that great red buffalo checked ottoman, I call dibs! It would fit in beautifully in any room in my house.
    Have a happy almost-the-holidays weekend!
    Kelly

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  13. that was such a fun party! ha ha - that's me pretending i was there. but really, we both know i'm too busy wrapping gifts dressed in tafetta dresses and being a princess.

    you have what i call a holiday house...a house that so perfectly lends itself to being wonderfully cozy this time of year...my favorite kind! i am in love with your santa and reindeer pillow!

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  14. p.s. i think we have the same front door.

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  15. What a treat to see more of your home Tessa! Everything looks so pretty and festive.

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  16. Can I come next time? That is what Christmas is supposed to look like!

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  17. Hello,

    The house looks beautiful! Enjoy your Christmas!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Take care.
    Claudia

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  18. What a special treat! Everything really sparkles with your love for Christmas and your home. thanks for sharing it with us. Christmas Blessings!

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  19. Gorgeous! Not that I expected anything but the best from you!

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  20. I love the way you lit your stairs...simple yet magical! I hope you're having a most joyful December with your precious family! I bet your little village is as pretty as a picture!

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  21. I love it all! Your home is beautiful!!

    Keri

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  22. Wait. You have a gingham sofa? I can't handle the eye candy. So gorgeous and cozy! I want to come and drink hot cocoa there....it's so inviting!

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  23. Beautiful! Your home is so warm and inviting. Love the gallery wall up the stairs, the mason jar candles and all the personal touches everywhere. Beautiful job :)

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  24. Your home is so beautiful!! I love everything. Where did you get those little trees??

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  25. These pictures really took my breath away! Lovely, lovely, lovely!

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  26. Visiting from Tara. Your home is lovely. The candles on the stairs are so inviting. I never would have thought of such a thing ~ beautiful!

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  27. Tessa! I love your home decorated for Christmas...thank you for showing it to us!

    It's so warm and welcoming...love all of your pillows!

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  28. Okay, I have serious house-envy! Your home is beautiful and looks perfect for the holiday season. Hope the party was fun!

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  29. I just found your blog. New follower!! Love your decor ..read back to the beginning. I'm not kidding :)

    Come by and say hi!!

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  30. Was getting kinda burned out on my Federal/eagle convex mirror and had shoved it under a dresser a couple years ago...UNTIL I saw yours! I ran and pulled it back out and am enjoying it again! Your house looks amazing...so festive and yet not overdone - LOVE IT!
    Michelle
    KC

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  31. Your house is absolutely beautiful and all of your accessories are so thoughful. I had to pin a couple of pictures so I'll remember when decorating next year. Sorry for the late post - catching up on blogs tonight!

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  32. This.is.your.house??? Holysweetgoodness!!! I need to compose myself. I'm totally smitten. I need a larger cup of coffee so I can go browse around some more. I may have just found my all-time favorite blog. How have I not found it sooner???

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  33. I love everything about your house and your decorating! Has this been published in a magazine? If not, it should be. I love it!

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