Monday, December 15, 2008

Tour de Parsonage


The Parsonage: 100 years old, white 2-story, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, mudroom, kitchen, dining/living room, and the office...which I love to call the office...if only Dwight sat next to me...my blog posts would be so much more interesting...but I am off subject. Again.



Our home is what I like to call cozy. You can't lose anyone it it...even when you might want to. The space issue has helped me to simplify the decorating process. Only stuff that I really love was given the option of living here.



Let the party begin.




The retro white tree actually has presents under it this year. Usually they're hidden upstairs in the closet until Christmas Day...but this year I decided that since I have direct view of the tree from the office I should keep the presents in view...safer that way.






Stockings hung on the mantle shelf with care...







These trees sit on top of my fridge...I think they're adorable.







This tree sits in Noah & Eli's room. It is filled with the felt ornaments that Ben's grandma made for him each year growing up.







And the real reason for all of it...and I'm not just talking about Christmas.



And last but not least, the Christmas card...minus our last name *wink*




For more homes to tour or to join in on the fun, visit Boo Mama's ginormous blog.



Merry Christmas from Life in the Parsonage!

33 comments:

  1. Cute decorating - you've got style!

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  2. Love your retro style! You know how you said only if Dwight was here? Do you like him best or is it that you'd take over for Jim and torture him? I personally want to sit by Jim and help with his jokes, ala Pam or Oscar. Didn't Andy say Oscar smells really good??

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  3. So cute! Totally understand the concept of "cozy living" here. Come winter we're all bumping into one another. Love, love, love the little trees on top of the fridge. So vintage! ~Jenny

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  4. your family is precious! I love the trees on the top of the fridge. I don't have a nativity yet (this is my first real grown up Christmas) and I need one soo bad. Love yours!

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  5. Cute! Love the felt Christmas ornaments! Merry Christmas!!

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  6. OK, so um, WHEN are you planning on coming down here and showing me how to decorate my itty bitty space???

    I LOVE the stockings on the shelf idea and I'm totally stealing it next year. My plan this year was to get some 3M hooks and stick them on the wall.

    And I never thought about decorating the top of my fridge! Those trees are adorable!

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  7. How festive! I enjoyed the visit.

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  8. Fun & festive! And I never get stuffed wrapped quite this early!

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  9. is your house really a 100 years old? that's awesome. i love old houses!

    great decorating and your card is great!

    stop by to see our texas tree!

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  10. Love 'em.

    I really should decorate the top of my refrigerator next year. My kitchen usually gets overlooked in the whole decorating-for-Christmas thing.

    Merry Christmas, and thanks for the tour.

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  11. Happy Day - thanks for the tour!!

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  12. Beautiful! I love your Willow Tree nativity. Merry Christmas!

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  13. How cool! I love your Christmas card (and your white tree, lol!).

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  14. how fun! sorry I don't come visit in RL! *smile*

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  15. this is so fun!

    thanks for sharing your house tour!

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  16. We all love your card! I just put the the ones from the past two years up on the fridge. Hmmmmm do I replace one or add too it?!! They are all so nice!

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  17. Love the tour. What a crafty idea with the shelf for the stockings. You're way more crafty than you give yourself credit for.

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  18. Love all your decorations!!!
    Merry Christmas!

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  19. i totally know what you mean about not being able to lose anyone in your small space, even when you wish you could! ha

    everything you have... LOVE it!you're got good style in clothes & inside your home!

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  20. Love your "cozy" parsonage decorations! Thnx for the fun tour!

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  21. Hi Sarah, just a note that I gave you an award over at my blog, stop by and pick it up if you'd like :o)
    Love your Christmas decorating style, the decorations are all so classic and sweet.

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  22. I don't have a mantle but I've wanted a place to hang the stockings (actually that would be ONE stocking...mine). I'm officially stealing your shelf idea. :) And please send some of that snow you've been having our way. I long for snow!

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  23. aww i have the same nativity but my Joseph is missing an arm---dang hardwood floors!! I have tried everything super glue hot glue gorilla glue---nothin works :( LOVED LOVED your card!!!!

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  24. Love your decorating!!! Great ideas.
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  25. Loved the Christmas tour! It looks beautiful and welcoming. Merry Christmas!

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  26. Love the silver & red trees. So fabulous!!
    Your home looks wonderful...and you have presents wrapped!? You are way ahead of me, friend.
    Merry Christmas!!

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  27. Your home is beautiful and i LOVE your decorations !! Your family is GORGEOUS!!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Jaelle @ www.momtothreebabies.blogspot.com

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  28. LOVE IT!
    You have such great style!

    And the card is a fabulous picture!

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  29. I love those little trees atop the fridge. (Fridge decorating is way underrated, by the way!)
    Come on over to my parsonage when you get a moment.
    And good luck with the Christmas program and have a great birthday!

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  30. I grew up in a parsonage - - - three of them to be exact!! Maybe we could swap stores sometime about living in the fish bowl.

    Your decorations look great.

    Merry Christmas and thanks for the tour.

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