Merry Christmas, Darling! Holiday Home Tour 2014

Merry Christmas, Darling
 We're apart, that's true
 But I can dream
 and in my dreams
 I'm Christmasing with You. 



I am so happy you are here.  Welcome to Eleven Gables friends, old and new. If you aren't coming from Thrifty Decor Chick, you must go back and see her gorgeous tour!  


What is it about Christmas that makes me so nostalgic?  
Is it the Carpenter's playing in the background? 
Hanging ornaments I made as a preschooler on the tree?  
Listening to my boys talk about each and every ornament as they find a special place for it on the tree?  
Maybe it's the games, the Christmas movies, or the baking that makes it so nostalgic.  
Memories flood my mind each Christmas and I am a kid again. 
Reminiscing over days gone by. 
Dreaming of ways I can be intentional with my family this Christmas season. 




Holidays are joyful





There's always something new




But every day's a holiday


When I'm near to you



Oh the lights on the tree


I wish you could see


I wish it every day


The logs on the fire


fill me with desire


to see you and to say


That I wish you Merry Christmas
Happy New Year too


I've just one wish
On this Christmas Eve






I wish I were with you.

Merry Merry Merry Christmas,

Merry Christmas,
 darling!


I hope you sang along to the Carpenter's Merry Christmas Darling in your head.  If you don't know what song I'm talking about, Here, it is.  I promise I'm not crazy, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Karen Carpenter.  And I'm feeling pretty Nostalgic.

Thank you for coming on my Holiday Home Tour!  

My Christmas KITCHEN tour is HERE!

Here is a sneak peak:
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Now, to continue the tour! You will surely gather inspiration
 from the darling Cassie from Hi Sugarplum!


Here is the list of everyone on the tour... And a giant thank you to Chris, from Just a Girl, for graciously hosting and inviting me along on this tour!

Monday, December 8

Tuesday, December 9

Wednesday, December 10

Thursday, December 11

Friday, December 12


XOX and Merry Christmas!

Emily

46 comments:

  1. Your house is such a gorgeous ESTATE ;) love your outside so much. I don't think I have ever seen the from tot it. Very very pretty!

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  2. What a gorgeous home, and so beautifully decorated for the holidays! Precious young boys as well.

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  3. Beautiful holiday home Emily! I have always wanted gables like that to hang wreaths from! Some a home-y touch!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Denise! They are fun to decorate, but the steep roof makes them pretty difficult. :)

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  4. i shouldn't read sweet nostalgic tours when i have my period because i am crying!!!!!! i feel the same way. your home is SOOOO beautiful and filled with love and sweetness. can your next tour feature JT and be sexy christmas decor so i don't end up in a mess of tears?

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    1. you make me laugh! Thank you, sweet friend! I am planning my "sexy back" tree as we speak. Wonder if JT will help me hang the ornaments?! xo

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  5. Simply GORGEOUS! I really enjoyed your holiday home tour. Happy Holidays!!!

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  6. So beautiful, Emily!! How picture perfect are your little guys in their plaid shirts ~ LOVE! Can't wait for your kitchen and those fab ornaments! :)

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    1. Thank you, Pam! The oldest wasn't too happy about being in a matching shirt, but mommy wins!! xox, Emily

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  7. Emily, everything looks amazing! I love your little white mini tree on the buffet, and your boys are adorable. Fun tour!

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    1. Thank you, sweet friend! Your tour is GORGEOUS!!! xox

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  8. Beautiful! Your boys are adorable looking too! It's so nice being on this tour with you this week! Merry Christmas!
    ~ Kim @ Sand & Sisal

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I can't wait to see your tour!!! xox, Emily

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  9. Your house is gorgeous. I have to admit, I'm crushing on your butlers pantry, I could live in there, it's so pretty! Love your home and all you Christmas decorations! Merry Christmas.

    Anna :)

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    1. Thank you, Anna! I can set up a little space just for you in the pantry... you may have to move the mounds of laundry, but that's okay, right? xox

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  10. Your home is so picturesque! It should be the setting for some Christmas movie :) Wonderful job as always!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenna! Wouldn't a Christmas movie be fun?! xox

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  11. How warm and lovely your home is, Emily! I love to see your boys playing and enjoying the beautiful Christmas home you've made for them, so sweet!! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

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  12. It all looks so festive and inviting!! I'll be right over!

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  13. Merry Christmas Emily.... I sang along 😘 I adore that song !!! I will be bAck for the kitchen tour .... Put the coffee on ☕️

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  14. Your home is beautiful!!! The outside is gorgeous and perfect and it looks great all decked out!

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  15. So elegant! I the exterior shots with all the wreathes!

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  16. The outside of your home is honestly & I'm not joking..the prettiest house & layout/design ever!! Total dream house! Gorgeous all around!

    Happy Holidays!!

    Paige.Rose

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  17. Your home is beautiful. The Christmas decorations only add to the warmth and charm.

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  18. Wow! You have quite the home full of love there :) It's warming to see :) Merry Christmas to you and those boys! xoxo

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  19. I can't even... Seriously? Where do I begin? Your tour is absolutely stunning, and I was staring at all the details in every room. Thank you so much for being a part of it!

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  20. Wonderful! And I sang right along. I loved Karen Carpenter.

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  21. How extraordinary and precious your holiday post has been, thank you. And yes, I most certainly could hear Karen in my head when reading it. Thanks for the inspiration and smiles!

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  22. Beautiful! And those boys!! We have five sons (and one very special daughter) so I have a special place in my heart for little boys.The Carpenter's Christmas Album was our very first Christmas record purchased as a newly married couple, 1980. Thanks for the memories:)

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  23. Your home is so beautiful Emily! Love seeing it all decorated for Christmas!

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  24. What a warm, inviting, classic home. And such handsome boys ♥

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  25. Just gorgeous! I can never get enough of your little butler's pantry. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  26. So pretty Emily!! Yes, I was singing along! :) Merry Christmas!

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  27. Picture Perfect! This song makes the pictures come alive! I loved seeing your boys gathered around engaged with Christmas activities! What a welcoming Christmas haven for relationships to grow and thrive! Thank you for sharing!

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  28. You're home is lovely. Esp the kitchen!

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  29. Emily, your home is beautiful! I'm especially in love with the exterior. I love cape code style homes and that wrap around porch...swoon. I love your stockings, I think we have similar taste for those traditional needlepoint stockings ;-).

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  30. Your home is lovely! I especially like the shot of your boys playing a board game by the tree.

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  31. I love the style of your home -- it looks very coastal (where I long to live!). Your four boys are adorable, and your decorations are outstanding.

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  32. Beautiful house! Love your butler's pantry. :-) I have 3 little boys, and I dress them alike when I can, too. Your boys look so cute!

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  33. Emily, your house is such a classic beauty. I love your style. So many beautiful Christmas touches all over your home.

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  34. I love your home - both inside and out! If you find me hiding in your butler's pantry, don't be alarmed. I promise I won't cause any trouble. I just want to sit and look at it for awhile. ;-) Thanks for linking up to the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes!

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love all of your very special holiday decor, wonderful and so creative!!
    Thank you for sharing this beauty with us!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  36. Gorgeous!!! Your home is stunning!

    Wishing you a Safe & Happy New Year!

    Jodie @ LoveLaughterDecor

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