Monday, December 9, 2013

My Christmas Home Tour

Greetings, from the Garretts! 

You gals out there amaze me with all your magazine-worthy Christmas decor. 

And although my Christmas decorating is quite minimal, I thought I'd share a Garrett glimpse. 

{Don't look too closely, because I didn't dust. Ain't no one got time for that.}

Our "G" tree is my favorite little decoration.
Poor carolers. I've had to glue each of their heads back on. {See: "Kids"} 

Our address got dressed up for the occasion.

Atop the armoire, you'll find Rudolph and his lover, Clarice. 
The Silence of the Lambs totally ruined that name for me, by the way...

My office {in a coat closet} got THIS little sign. Oh, the horror of Christmas minimalism!!

The mantle is always a special focal point once stockings are hung.
{Hooray for my ceiling fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!} 

And would you BELIEVE we can't find our Christmas tree topper? Until I get one, I'll just show you a picture of this precious ornament. Each year we each select a new, special ornament. This one's mine.
Here are the little ones before church last Sunday. It's snowy, so I was thrilled for Sutton to wear her vintage reindeer pantsuit!!  {Wish you could see the stitching.} It was like a small Sally O'Mally from SNL!
Sutton, however, did not like it. She's shaking her fist at me, for cryin' out loud!! ;)

Last, and least, is our guest bathroom. 
A hand towel counts as decorating...right? Right?
And there you have it, friends. 
Don't forget - you may embark on a FULL home tour by clicking the link at the top of my page. 

I would LOVE to visit your home, too. Please leave a link in the comments.
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Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Meredith, Your home looks beautiful with all it's Christmas finery. We are "birds of a feather" as I buy a new Christmas ornament each year and I have to say, your choice of ornament for this year is really lovely.
It does not matter if Christmas ornaments have been broken and then mended, because in years to come, when your children are grown, the memory of how the ornament was broken, will make you smile. The reason I know this is, I have many broken and mended ornaments from when our daughters were small and when I put them out at Christmas time, I always smile.
Best Wishes

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Your home is just beautiful . I love all your decorations my friend and those little cuties by the tree well they are just adorable. I know you will treasure that picture forever. Just beautiful. Wishing you and your beautiful family a blessed Christmas

Rea T said...

Hi Meredith!
Your home is beautiful. I like home tour - christmas edition because I always wonder how the other homes are decorated♥

i know what you mean about how unforgettable hannibal lecter said "hello clarice" on that movie :(

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your your is gorgeous and the children are so cute. Sutton cracks me up with that fist, she is going to let you know how she feels. haha. Beautiful decorations. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Olive said...

The carolers survived the kids and that will be a cute story to embarrass them with when they are teens. My decor is much less this year due to a bad kitten. Our tree is naked in fact. xo, olive

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Your home looks so festive. Your carolers look pretty good for be beheaded - Many years from now your children will tell the stories of how that happened, laughing hysterically - My grown daughters have a grand ol' time telling their stories - some of which I never knew!! Happy holidays!

PolkaDottyPlace said...

Things are looking festive!! I'm glad that I'm not the only one who misplaces holiday items. I currently am on the hunt for our Christmas CD collection. It's nowhere to be found. Good luck finding your tree topper.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! You did a fabulous job! I had to laugh about gluing heads on. We may or may not have something similar going on around here!

Tara Jefferis said...

Loved the tour, thank you :) The G tree is cute. Have a blessed day. Tara.

Design_Fluff said...

Meredith, the house looks great. That closet/office is still one of my favorite spots in your house. I love the preppy styling. I love how warm and holiday-ish everything is. The little ones are gorgeous and it's so cute that she was upset for wearing that outfit. I love going old school and vintage at times myself and her outfit is so cute.

Also that chest? Not sure what it is that's under your gold mirror is to die for.

Liz Hockamier said...

Hi Meredith,
Yes, you are right! No one has time for dusting. :) Your home is beautiful though. You did a great job decorating it for Christmas.

Happy Holidays!

Carol said...

Minimalist or not, your home looks lovely and very festive!

Jules from bles-id said...

1. A hand towel ALWAYS counts as decor.
2. You had me laughing the whole way through the tour.
3. I had to glue JOSEPH's head back on... you are NOT ALONE.
4. That reindeer pants suit is almost as cute as your sweet girl. (Shaking fist or not!)
5. Love the new ornament.
6. Love Love the house numbers!!!
7. Now I think I need a "T" tree!
8. I'm glad you are my bloggy friend. <3
xoxo jules

Stephanie said...

You have a charming home, my dear friend! And everything looks beautiful for the Christmas season :) Thank you for taking us on a tour.

Also, I LOVE the cute sock from your previous post...yes, I definitely need a pair :)

Love and hugs!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

beautiful tour! and the G tree is so fun.

Ornate Splendor said...

What a beautiful home you have, Meredith. Love that you have a little tree all your own in the kitchen - fun! Merry Christmas to you. Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures!) : )

Danielle said...

Looks great!! Hope your week is going great!

Xo, Danielle

Michell Pulliam said...

Hey Meredith! Love your Christmas decor! Don't you just hate it when you can't find an essential part of the decorations? I mean really, what could have possibly happened to the topper, right?! And your babies are so precious! Wish my kids could still dress up in Christmas clothes...they wouldn't though, lol!

Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady said...

It's simplistically perfect in my eyes! Great job!

Juggling Real Food and Real Life said...

Hi Meredith. I'm stopping in today from DYWW. I couldn't wait to see your house decorated for Christmas. I love to decorate at Christmas and am always looking for new ideas. I really love your "G" tree". That little hand towel you have packs a great visual punch. Love it!

Nada Nada Limonada said...

Everything looks wonderful!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love that I'm not the only one still gluing my pieces back together! LOL It is so hard for my angels to keep their wings!
Your home looks lovely, as do the kiddos!

Mom In The USA said...

Hi Meredith,
Your decorations are so beautiful and completely you. That's so great when you can tell who lives there by the decorations. Your mantle is gorgeous and YES holiday towels count as decoration.


Trinity Grace said...

Lovely decorations. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

Trinity Grace said...

Lovely decorations. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

Clotee S said...

Thank you for this home tour. You have beautiful house. It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Meredith, Your home is beautiful decorated for Christmas and your children are adorable! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Nicole Mendez said...

Lol! You are too funny. I don't dust either! I LOVE your address plate...that us super cute. And your little ones are adorable as always! :)

dee -@ The Old Fat Hen said...

Meridith your house is truly stunning I love it all-love deex

Rachel said...

Very pretty!
So fun to go all out for Christmas decorating!
I love the chalkboard address sign!!

Danielle said...

Your house is so festive! Love the G tree and your address, so fun!