Christmas Home Tour 2010

Welcome to Christmas 2010 at The Yellow Cape Cod. 
Please click on the photo below to view our Christmas Home Tour in video form (click on the frame to view it larger):  


We went with the "Less is more" theme.  I used sentimental, everyday items as the base of my decor. 




Everything I used, I already had with the exception of a "new" Thrift Store Tree and new energy efficient LED exterior lights. 



Surprisingly, I enjoyed the decorating process a lot more.


Everything was done with true appreciation.



What better time is there to enjoy the simple pleasures?










Our "Advent Calendar" was a huge hit with the kids. 
 It was simply a bowl of numbered votives.  


Each night we burned one in respect to the days left until the big day.


In my daughters room, we suspended Martha's paper stars from the ceiling, as we do every year. 



She decorated her tree with her favorite ornaments.


We used her first Ballet Tu-Tu as the tree skirt.


Each year my Husband gifts her a new snow globe from Eddie Bauer.  It's a treasured collection.


We hung white lights underneath sheer curtain panels for a majestic nite-light.




The Living Room Mantle was put together using faux and fresh greens & our favorite Ballard Stockings.


Our new Thrift Store Tree was flocked with glitter and showcases my Hallmark ornament collection from my Dad. 




In the Master Bedroom....


A vignette dedicated to vintage ornaments and baby mementoes.





Including our Family Christening Gown, Our Babies' First Shoes, and photos.





Fresh Greens and Blooming Paperwhites in the Master Bath. 




I wish I could post the smell...


Thanks for visiting.  




Linking up to Hooked on Houses

Merry Christmas.

78 comments:

  1. Love the Tutu tree skirt idea. Very sweet!

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  2. Your home is very beautiful. I love the tutu as a tree skirt. that's a great idea.

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  3. I am also doing less this year and enjoying it MORE. Love your thrifted tree. Everything is so pretty.

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  4. Truly beautiful! I love the simplicity!

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  5. Your home and decor is beautiful. I am a new follower. Please stop by and see my home as well.... www.creativecountrymom.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh, wow, I'm in love with your house! I've had a great time looking around your blog tonight and oohing and ahhing over all your rooms. So beautiful. Thanks for joining my party and inviting us in! :)

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  7. I just discovered your blog tonight and have thoroughly enjoyed looking through each and every post and picture, you are one talented lady! I am now a follower of your blog...please stop by and visit me sometime at gracioussouthernliving.blogspot.com

    Judy

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  8. Absolutely stunning!! I love the color on the walls with the white platters, can you tell me the color?? I'm a new follower and love it!

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  9. Oh the house is just gorgeous! You have done a beautiful job! Love both trees.

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  10. what does the words on your daughter's wall say? I love horses so much!

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  11. Your home is beautiful and I love your daughters tree. I may have to do a similar thing with my daughters. I love the tutu skirting. Very clever.

    ( I am a new follower.)

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  12. Just beautiful! Found you on saturday soiree...

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  13. Everything is totally beautiful. I love that you had so many that were just so simple but so lovely. Loved your mantle and the lanterns,
    and all your trees were delightful.
    Blessings for a joyous Christmas Season,
    Nellie

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  14. I ADORE the tutu tree skirt! What a great idea! My first real tutu is from 8th grade (isn't that ridiculous?) but it's a beautiful gold fabric. It would look great with my neutral table top tree! I may have to go dig it out!

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  15. What a beautiful home you have! Love your advent calendar idea :)

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  16. Wow, everything looks amazing! I love the dining room. I didn't think I could like it more than the red, but I do. Could you tell me your family room and dining room paint colors? I have a black PB table and chairs that looks just like that and I've always had a hard time decorating around it. But, yours looks amazing!!

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  17. All of your trees and decorations are gorgeous! I especially love your daughters tree and the tu-tu tree skirt. I would love for you to join my holiday party starting on 12/15.
    Happy Holidays,
    Sherry

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  18. So beautiful and meaningful! Love all those details, and your colors are fabulous! Merry Christmas!

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  19. Your home is absolutely beautiful. LOVE your daughter's tree!

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  20. Beautiful! I absolutely adore your "Seek Happiness" art!

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  21. So beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  22. Gosh everything is so pretty I don't even know where to begin! Love the numbered votive advent idea. Must remember that next year.

    -Rene

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  23. I know this isn't a contest, but your house is my favorite thus far! Very welcoming and cozy... amazing decorations. I need someone like you to come into my home and give me advice! Love your home. And the tutu... what a GREAT idea!

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  24. beautiful! especially love the outside pic with the snow - looks straight out of a magazine!

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  25. so gorgeous. i love the simplicty and the color scheme of your home!

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  26. Your home is so beautiful!! I loved every single room!! thanks for sharing!!

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  27. really, really nicely done!!! jkj

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  28. The classic Black & White& REd are simply stunning as all the other decor... I LOVE Cape style homes and your exterior shot is breathtaking!

    Im a new follower...LOVE your blog!

    Happy Holidays!

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  29. Lovely!!! The mantle is my favorite! Where did you get the silhouette's from or did you make them yourself? I've been wanting to do that with my son. I also love the idea of the tree in your room with the baby items. So original and sweet!

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  30. You did a beautiful job decorating. I love the mantle of course. But the decor on the chandelier may be my favorite- I want to copy it! Merry Christmas!

    http://craftytexasgirls.blogspot.com/

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  31. your house is amazing!! LOVE everything! Merry Christmas!

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  32. Holy cow! Your home is stunning! I love every single square inch (at least the square inches you shared!) Truly wonderful!!

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  33. Fabulous simple Christmas! Love all your little touches.

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  34. in love with everything about your christmas decor! So great!!

    Visiting from the nester.

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  35. Your home (and Christmas decor) are absolutely gorgeous !! Glad to have found you, *Becca*

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  36. Your home is decorated fantasticly. I love it all. Thanks for sharing it.

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  37. You have a lovely home! Breathtaking, very subtle, soft, warm... I'm posting this on my fan page. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1036445962&ref=hpbday&pub=2386512837#!/pages/Designer-Garden/120226688007524

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  38. ooooh what a beautiful home... I am hoping my paper withes flower soon..
    I hope you visit me sometimes at
    http://passionatelyartistic.com
    Maggie

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  39. what a gorgeous home!!!
    merry christmas

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  40. My post would be way too long if I wrote every thing I love so I will just say I love everything!! The less is more idea worked very well for you! The tutu skirt... AHH blows my mind how cute that is!!!!! Gorgeous house!!

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  41. Your decorations are fabulous! Love your home:) Merry Christmas to you.

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  42. Your home is gorgeous! I love the tutu skirt, how clever! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!!

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  43. I love it all! Gorgeous home!
    Merry Christmas
    Kim:)

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  44. It looks beautiful! You have great taste.... Merry Christmas!

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  45. Oh, wow! I LOVE your house!! It is so beautiful! And I think my absolute favorite idea was the "Advent Calendar". I think I may try that next year. Thanks!!
    So glad I stopped by from the Nester's party! Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season!
    Beth.

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  46. love, love, love that thrift store tree!

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  47. Okay, what didn't I love?! It's all beautiful!

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  48. Beautiful home and a dining room to die for! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

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  49. Your home is so magical! i love your "seek happiness" sign & those numbered votives!!! did you make them? they are adorable!

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  50. Love your trees and wall paint colors!! :-) Merry Christmas!

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  51. Everything in your home looks so beautiful! I can smell the paper whites through the computer - isn't their smell just intoxicating? I have mine started but they are growing very slowly this year! I love the stars in your daughters room - they are just beautiful.

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  52. Love it!

    Following you from BabyDealsDujour,
    we list all the baby daily deals in real-time. Love to see you on Facebook and
    Twitter too.

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  53. Very pretty home. Everything is simple and elegant. Merry Christmas!

    Cheryl

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  54. So very beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Everything looks so nice! Nothing is overdone and everything just looks perfect. I LOVE the exterior. So pretty.

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  56. Your home is beautiful! There were so many details that I just loved! Thanks for sharing.

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  57. I think I've fallen in love with your home. It's absolutely stunning. The tutu skirt is so cute! I also love the family tree in your master bedroom. Thanks for sharing these! Definitely taking some ideas! Also, you just gained a new follower. :)

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  58. I'm a new follower here in MA and I love your beautiful decor ideas! Where did you get that cherry art over your mantle? Pier 1? Love it!!! ;)Alyssa

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  59. Wow, everthing perfectly beautiful. I just found you from Funky Junk. Merry Christmas.

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  60. Absolutely Gorgeous!! I loved your mantel reveal and the Home decor reveal is just as breathtaking! The tutu skirt and vintage baby tree are darling!

    Blessings,
    Kirbi

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  61. Gorgeous!! Gorgeous!! Love everything! Really!!

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  62. Oh my goodness! You have a beautiful home! I LOVE the tree in the girl's room!

    I'm following from Sassy sites.
    -Liz
    www.housekeepinginprogress.com
    www.moregiveaways.blogspot.com

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  63. Stunning photos and such creativity! A true reminder of what a New England Christmas is all about. Thank you!

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  64. Hi!

    I was wondering if you could tell me how you made the advent calendar votives? Or where you purchased them? Are they stickers or stencils?
    Thank you!
    lemonecy@uvu.edu

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  65. I just found your blog and ADORE your home & style. Thank you and please keep sharing (more ideas for me!)

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  66. Everything looks so beautiful! It may be October, but I find it hard to resist a lovely Christmas home tour, and yours is outstanding.

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  67. Hi,
    Quick question... did you make the advent votives? If not where did you get them... I LOVE THEM!!

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  68. Your decor is gorgeous and I love the music on your website....I feel so relaxed

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  69. I LOVE your decorations!! Wish you could post the smell too! Thanks for the inspiration. You're very talented!

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  70. Where did you get those lanterns? They are beautiful.

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  71. Where did you get the red snowflake table runner??

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  72. Favorite-ing your site. You have awesome stuff. Please continue posting every little thing! So inspiring to dosomething a little more with my home when I move out.

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