Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas at Home 2010

Welcome to our
first Christmas in our new home!

What better place to start than the tree!
I love the ribbon with the ball trim.
And the garland.
Lots of new ornaments added this year.
I love seeing them on the tree and remembering their significance.
These 2 from our family trip to New York after Christmas last year.
Cracks me up to think about those cab rides.
From the Soladay Caliventure this past summer:
Such great memories.
The latest addition from Ryan's and my most recent trip to New Orleans.
Good times fo sho.
Still recovering from that little getaway.
The boys all have their initials on the tree this year.
I decided to include the boys' initials of their first and last names this year.
I want them to feel that Ryan and I love and celebrate all parts of our blended family unit.
Love those crazy kids.
This year's homemade ornaments:
The mantle received a healthy dose of Christmas cheer!
Ryan added the bow to the mirror.
Smart and creative.
Score.
Carter walks by this sign all the time and yells,
"NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF SANTA!"
He's so darn cute.
Hello Santa.
Little touches of Christmas everywhere!
The trees that my sweet mother brought
to make with the boys while she and my dad stayed with
them last Thursday night.
Wonder where my love of crafts came from?
Thanks, Mimi!
Ryan's salt and pepper shakers from his bachelor days.
Love it.
Just sayin'.
How cute is this little guy?!
The wreath hung from strips of red burlap.
Last but not least...
the Soladay family stocking passed down 
to us from my in laws.
We love it!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Happy Holidays from
The Soladays!

Linking up to



44 comments:

starnes family said...

OK, I saw all of the Christmas stuff and it looks fabulous, but I'm most impressed with the VIKING range?! Fabulous.

Dee Stephens said...

Love..love.. You have more monogrammed stuff! I'm so jealous! Love that garland.. Pottery Barn eh?

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

I was going to say the same thing as Casey - she stole it! Seriously though I want Santa to bring me a Viking range!

Amanda said...

So cute, LOVE it all, especially the tree!!!

Sara said...

Where have you people been?? That Viking range was a huge conversation piece when they first moved in! Geeze. :)

Great decorations!! I debated on getting that garland from PB. Maybe next year! Love the ribbon with the balls on it. So cute! And all of the sign are adorable. Where did you get those? Wait...let me guess...Frisco Mercantile??

msprimadonna67 said...

Your house is beautiful!

merrilee said...

Your tree is gorgeous.....looks like it was swiped from the Pottery Barn store. Love all the pictures of your home, it is beautiful.

Stacey said...

Love it all!

Heather said...

I get so excited to click on your posts to see.... what has she done now???? I love your attention to every tiny detail. Gorgeous, of course.

Merry Mack said...

I've been wondering when we were going to see your fabulous Christmas decor. It looks great! I love that bow on top of the tree. I am on the hunt for it. I also must have that Eat, Drink and be Merry sign!!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

What a gorgeous home you have! My favorite is the front door:) Everything looks very festive and fun. Merry Christmas!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

As if the dingle ball ribbon wasn't enough, that monkey? Oh. I'm dying. So fun.

Sassafrass Jane said...

How fun! I love the tree topper! Balled ribbon is my fave. And the boys' initials...super sweet.
Makes me want to take pics of our house's decor this year! I went all out for the girls' party.
That monkey scares me.
What the hell is a viking range? Sounds like a dangerous hangout.

Marixa said...

Your home is beautiful! And the Christmas decorations are so lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Natalie said...

Your home is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

I love how you made it look modern and traditional at the same time!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Ohhhh I love your tree! The tall skinny shape is the coolest and that banner garland gives it so much POW.

Darn! I was going to comment on something else but this popup window won't allow me to see your post... I'm old. My memory is GONE I tell ya. :)

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Bloggymom said...

Love your tree!!!

One Life Many Journeys said...

Your home is lovely. I am so diggin' the santa monkey. LOL Visiting from The Shabby Chic Cottage.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your home and holiday decorations are cheerful and festive. I love your stone fireplace. Thanks so much for joining the party this week!

Jenny Harris said...

I really enjoyed all your photos - you have a lot of cute Christmas decorating items. For some reason, those snowmen with the skinny legs really caught my eye! Cute!

Merry Christmas

kristin said...

Your home is gorgeous! I love all of your decorations, including the personal ornaments, the fireplace and the wreath.. I look forward to reading more posts from you :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is so festive and beautiful! I love all of your fun ornaments! And your banner is great!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

So fun and whimsical! Love all the color! Merry Christmas!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your home is festive and adorned perfectly for Christmas. I just love the sign at the foot of the fireplace.
And where did you get that MUST HAVE ribbon!
I love the banner you have on your tree.
What a wonderfully inspirational visit.
Yvonne

Amber said...

Your Christmas tree is so gorgeous! It's picture perfect! And I absolutely LOVE that Let Love Abide sign. Where did you get this??

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love all your decorations! Love the signs, the towel, your snowmen ~ such fun stuff!

Robin said...

Oh hello! I love your blog home and your Christmas decorations are sheer delight! The way you wrapped your presents made me smile...they are truly part of the decor!
I can't say enough about your Viking...LOVE IT!
The whole house felt warm and welcoming ...(also love your wood floors in the den!)
You and I have a bit in common! When I married The Husband 26 years ago I had 3 tiny babies (3 yrs old and under!!!)
It's been an amazing 26 years...Love reading a bit about your story my new friend...
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Your home is gorgeous! And your Christmas touches are so pretty! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

LDH said...

Lovely home, lovely post and lovely family!!! Stopping by for the first time and really enjoyed my visit!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

This is my very first time to visit...ohhh my goodness, your home is just gorgeous all dressed up for Christmas! I loved each and every detail! Okay, that red ribbon with the green ball fringe is awesome! I have never seen any like that...it certainly makes for a fabulous tree topper! Ohhh...and your Christmas tree is sooo pretty! I loved getting a peek at all of your family ornaments. Well my friend, you ceratainly are a very creative and talented designer...your home is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us...so inspirational!

Warmest Christmas Wishes...
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...I am just now remembering the cute little monkey Santa...he's awesome! Hehe!

Shelia said...

I loved seeing all of your Christmasing!! Your ornies are just wonderful and your mantle ~ I love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

texasdaisey said...

Adorable decorations! I love your sense of whimsey and fun! Makes me want to come over and sip hot cocoa!
Debbie

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

You are surly ready for the holidays! Your home is beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Becky said...

Ok.....Seriously! Where do you shop? I love all of your decorations!!!!

Patti said...

Beautiful and festive decoration...I especially liked the red/white candles!! Cute family pic inthe header!!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

I LOVE that you used the first AND last initials.....as a pseudo blended family currently it's been a lil difficult to figure out how to incorporate a monogram. Thanx for the FAB idea! I also loved the photo display w/the scrabble letter!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Everything looks so cute. I love everything you have done. But I love the mantel the mostest.

Rene said...

Thanks for joining the "Tour of Homes" party and for linking back. Your house looks so festive and fun.

Marry Christmas!
-Rene

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very nice - thanks for sharing :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the signs and all your wonderful ornaments. The PB garland is fabulous. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Sherry

Designs By Pinky said...

My very first visit to your blog and I am HOOKED!!! Came over from Robins. LOVE all your holiday decor and have to say that I LOOOOVE your home! I will be searching through to see more! I will sign up to follow you now, hope you will stop over to my blog and maybe follow me too!!!! Merry Christmas!!! XO, Pinky

Jill said...

Very nice!! If you don't mind, could you tell me where you found the large black/chalk sign sitting near the fireplace?

The Elegant Chateau said...

Lovely home at Christmas. Pinned this tour - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/324822191845607912/. Diane

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas at Home 2010

Welcome to our
first Christmas in our new home!

What better place to start than the tree!
I love the ribbon with the ball trim.
And the garland.
Lots of new ornaments added this year.
I love seeing them on the tree and remembering their significance.
These 2 from our family trip to New York after Christmas last year.
Cracks me up to think about those cab rides.
From the Soladay Caliventure this past summer:
Such great memories.
The latest addition from Ryan's and my most recent trip to New Orleans.
Good times fo sho.
Still recovering from that little getaway.
The boys all have their initials on the tree this year.
I decided to include the boys' initials of their first and last names this year.
I want them to feel that Ryan and I love and celebrate all parts of our blended family unit.
Love those crazy kids.
This year's homemade ornaments:
The mantle received a healthy dose of Christmas cheer!
Ryan added the bow to the mirror.
Smart and creative.
Score.
Carter walks by this sign all the time and yells,
"NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF SANTA!"
He's so darn cute.
Hello Santa.
Little touches of Christmas everywhere!
The trees that my sweet mother brought
to make with the boys while she and my dad stayed with
them last Thursday night.
Wonder where my love of crafts came from?
Thanks, Mimi!
Ryan's salt and pepper shakers from his bachelor days.
Love it.
Just sayin'.
How cute is this little guy?!
The wreath hung from strips of red burlap.
Last but not least...
the Soladay family stocking passed down 
to us from my in laws.
We love it!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Happy Holidays from
The Soladays!

Linking up to



44 comments:

starnes family said...

OK, I saw all of the Christmas stuff and it looks fabulous, but I'm most impressed with the VIKING range?! Fabulous.

Dee Stephens said...

Love..love.. You have more monogrammed stuff! I'm so jealous! Love that garland.. Pottery Barn eh?

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

I was going to say the same thing as Casey - she stole it! Seriously though I want Santa to bring me a Viking range!

Amanda said...

So cute, LOVE it all, especially the tree!!!

Sara said...

Where have you people been?? That Viking range was a huge conversation piece when they first moved in! Geeze. :)

Great decorations!! I debated on getting that garland from PB. Maybe next year! Love the ribbon with the balls on it. So cute! And all of the sign are adorable. Where did you get those? Wait...let me guess...Frisco Mercantile??

msprimadonna67 said...

Your house is beautiful!

merrilee said...

Your tree is gorgeous.....looks like it was swiped from the Pottery Barn store. Love all the pictures of your home, it is beautiful.

Stacey said...

Love it all!

Heather said...

I get so excited to click on your posts to see.... what has she done now???? I love your attention to every tiny detail. Gorgeous, of course.

Merry Mack said...

I've been wondering when we were going to see your fabulous Christmas decor. It looks great! I love that bow on top of the tree. I am on the hunt for it. I also must have that Eat, Drink and be Merry sign!!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

What a gorgeous home you have! My favorite is the front door:) Everything looks very festive and fun. Merry Christmas!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

As if the dingle ball ribbon wasn't enough, that monkey? Oh. I'm dying. So fun.

Sassafrass Jane said...

How fun! I love the tree topper! Balled ribbon is my fave. And the boys' initials...super sweet.
Makes me want to take pics of our house's decor this year! I went all out for the girls' party.
That monkey scares me.
What the hell is a viking range? Sounds like a dangerous hangout.

Marixa said...

Your home is beautiful! And the Christmas decorations are so lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Natalie said...

Your home is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

I love how you made it look modern and traditional at the same time!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Ohhhh I love your tree! The tall skinny shape is the coolest and that banner garland gives it so much POW.

Darn! I was going to comment on something else but this popup window won't allow me to see your post... I'm old. My memory is GONE I tell ya. :)

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Bloggymom said...

Love your tree!!!

One Life Many Journeys said...

Your home is lovely. I am so diggin' the santa monkey. LOL Visiting from The Shabby Chic Cottage.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your home and holiday decorations are cheerful and festive. I love your stone fireplace. Thanks so much for joining the party this week!

Jenny Harris said...

I really enjoyed all your photos - you have a lot of cute Christmas decorating items. For some reason, those snowmen with the skinny legs really caught my eye! Cute!

Merry Christmas

kristin said...

Your home is gorgeous! I love all of your decorations, including the personal ornaments, the fireplace and the wreath.. I look forward to reading more posts from you :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything is so festive and beautiful! I love all of your fun ornaments! And your banner is great!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

So fun and whimsical! Love all the color! Merry Christmas!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your home is festive and adorned perfectly for Christmas. I just love the sign at the foot of the fireplace.
And where did you get that MUST HAVE ribbon!
I love the banner you have on your tree.
What a wonderfully inspirational visit.
Yvonne

Amber said...

Your Christmas tree is so gorgeous! It's picture perfect! And I absolutely LOVE that Let Love Abide sign. Where did you get this??

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love all your decorations! Love the signs, the towel, your snowmen ~ such fun stuff!

Robin said...

Oh hello! I love your blog home and your Christmas decorations are sheer delight! The way you wrapped your presents made me smile...they are truly part of the decor!
I can't say enough about your Viking...LOVE IT!
The whole house felt warm and welcoming ...(also love your wood floors in the den!)
You and I have a bit in common! When I married The Husband 26 years ago I had 3 tiny babies (3 yrs old and under!!!)
It's been an amazing 26 years...Love reading a bit about your story my new friend...
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Your home is gorgeous! And your Christmas touches are so pretty! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

LDH said...

Lovely home, lovely post and lovely family!!! Stopping by for the first time and really enjoyed my visit!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

This is my very first time to visit...ohhh my goodness, your home is just gorgeous all dressed up for Christmas! I loved each and every detail! Okay, that red ribbon with the green ball fringe is awesome! I have never seen any like that...it certainly makes for a fabulous tree topper! Ohhh...and your Christmas tree is sooo pretty! I loved getting a peek at all of your family ornaments. Well my friend, you ceratainly are a very creative and talented designer...your home is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us...so inspirational!

Warmest Christmas Wishes...
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...I am just now remembering the cute little monkey Santa...he's awesome! Hehe!

Shelia said...

I loved seeing all of your Christmasing!! Your ornies are just wonderful and your mantle ~ I love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

texasdaisey said...

Adorable decorations! I love your sense of whimsey and fun! Makes me want to come over and sip hot cocoa!
Debbie

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

You are surly ready for the holidays! Your home is beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Becky said...

Ok.....Seriously! Where do you shop? I love all of your decorations!!!!

Patti said...

Beautiful and festive decoration...I especially liked the red/white candles!! Cute family pic inthe header!!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

I LOVE that you used the first AND last initials.....as a pseudo blended family currently it's been a lil difficult to figure out how to incorporate a monogram. Thanx for the FAB idea! I also loved the photo display w/the scrabble letter!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Everything looks so cute. I love everything you have done. But I love the mantel the mostest.

Rene said...

Thanks for joining the "Tour of Homes" party and for linking back. Your house looks so festive and fun.

Marry Christmas!
-Rene

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Very nice - thanks for sharing :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the signs and all your wonderful ornaments. The PB garland is fabulous. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Sherry

Designs By Pinky said...

My very first visit to your blog and I am HOOKED!!! Came over from Robins. LOVE all your holiday decor and have to say that I LOOOOVE your home! I will be searching through to see more! I will sign up to follow you now, hope you will stop over to my blog and maybe follow me too!!!! Merry Christmas!!! XO, Pinky

Jill said...

Very nice!! If you don't mind, could you tell me where you found the large black/chalk sign sitting near the fireplace?

The Elegant Chateau said...

Lovely home at Christmas. Pinned this tour - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/324822191845607912/. Diane