2011 Christmas Tour of Homes

Welcome to the 2011 Christmas Tour of Homes!  I hope you enjoy visiting some cozy homes around the web.

And let’s face it, none of you really want to read a long post here about me and my big self going on and on about my house so just in case you missed it, there’s a teaser photo collage up there and here are some highlights:

Decorating for Christmas Naturally

Liveable, Fussless Christmas Table Decor

Our Simple Mantle

The $30 Grocery Store Tree

How to Embellish a Throw

20 Ways to Decorate With Book Pages

Do Less Be More :: What Are You NOT Doing This Season?

Craft Party :: Making Doily Bowls {coming next week}

So, let’s get this party started.  If you need further instructions, check out this post.  Otherwise, link up to your Christmas tour {only ONE link per person}.  And Merry Christmas!  Click on over to the next page to see the party!

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  1. I don’t know if I’ve ever done this before, Nester, but I’ve been sitting here refreshing your home page–I really wanted to be on time for your party! This is always one of my very favorite parties of the whole year, and I’m so glad to be here with you! Thank you for hosting–and thank you for setting a wonderful “Do Less, Be More” example. Love you!

  2. Thank you so much for hosting, Nester! I look forward to this particular party every year. :) I saw your Grocery Store tree early, and I think it’s lovely. Our tree is a Lowe’s tree this year. ;) Have a wonderful, Merry Christmas!

  3. Woo Hoo, I finally made it to a Nester linky party. Love your tree! Thanks so much for hosting. I cant wait to look around.

  4. I’m so excited to link up and see all the other fabulous home tours! Def one of my fave link parties every year…thank you for hosting!

  5. thank you for hosting this most awesome party. Can’t wait to get a peek into everyone’s home. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. First time linking up here, thanks for hosting! Your house is absolutely beautiful all lit up like that. Merry Christmas everyone!

  7. Thank you, Nester! This tour is one of the highlights of the home decorating year! Such fun!

  8. Thanks so much for hosting this party! Have a wonderful holiday season. Thanks for sharing your simple and elegant seasonal touches!

  9. Thanks so much for hosting this fun party :) May the Lord bless you & your family as you celebrate Him this Christmas.


  10. Oh, Nester…you are such an amazing inspiration! I can’t wait to see all the beautiful home linked up…and your little teaser is wonderful! I absolutely adore your style…thank you so much for hosting & for all that you do!

  11. Thanks for hosting! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  12. way to host a party, Nester. Getting it started off right!

  13. I didn’t realize how huge that book page wreath was. Amazing!

  14. Wow! The party has already started and looks like it’s in full swing. Thanks for hosting it again this year! :)

  15. i love it when you do this tour nester!!
    i must have done something wrong …silly me thought i was supposed to enter my “name” not “the” name of the post & i have a red x by my name …oh dear :(

    merry christmas nester

  16. Thanks Nestie!!

  17. I love you period and I so admire your design style. Thank you for offering this link up! So much fun!

  18. So wonderful to visit another house tour! Thank for hosting! I look forward to this every year!

  19. You have one of the most photogenic homes in blogland. Every square inch shows so well! You make imperfection look pretty dang awesome. :) Your mantel this year is AMAZNG. Mine’s dried up too. The snow covers that part up amazingly well I must admit! :)

    Thanks for hosting! I still get massive hits from last year’s linkup!


  20. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful linky party Nester! Merry Christmas!

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

  21. i double heart your last pic. the one with the bokeh tree in the background. i was trying to do the very same thing this morning. it’s beautiful.


  22. So exciting. I’ve made sure to clear my schedule to go visit all the houses on the tour. This is my third year to join in. Thanks for hosting.

  23. My favorite? Your white rain boots. And the greens look like they are blowing in the wind. Perfectly imperfect {but actually, really perfect} as always!

  24. The Vintage Cupboard says:

    Please take off 143 not 149 of mine as I linked to the wrong page,

  25. Nester!

    Thank you for hosting such a fun event! I’ve followed you for years and just love you! ;) I’ve been blogging about my families charades for four years and just finally started my very own design only blog. . .much inspired by you. We share the same design philosophy, it doesn’t have to be perfect or expensive to be freaking amazing!

    Merry Christmas,

  26. Thanks for having us, Nester!! Such a great time every year. Your house looks so lovely..so light and fresh and still cozy and Christmasy:) Can’t wait to peek into everyone’s homes! Happy Holidays:)

  27. I was headed to bed and thought I’d check in before to see if you had mentioned what time the party would go live. Ummm, I missed it by over two hours! Ooopsie….that’s what happens when you don’t stay glued to the interwebs (imagine that :) ).

    A n y w a y s….I SO love your sense of style; your home is beautiful. Maybe I’m drawn to it because it’s SO different from mine! One day Miss NGS I’m gonna know on your door…k? :).


  28. You have such a wonderful way of decorating your home!! So fresh and beautiful!!
    Thank you so for hosting this fantastic party again this year! It’s one of my favs!

    bee blessed

  29. This is my first Home our Link up and I am #200 ! WOO HOO! What fun !

  30. Your holiday home looks gorgeous… and there are so many wonderful tours to browse through as well! Thank you for hosting the party!

  31. I love your home, all year long, but especially around Christmas. You pack a lot of bank into that place and it still looks so livable and spacious.
    Thanks for the party! This is going to take a lot of lattes and chocolate during my Christmas vacation to visit all (well probably not all since last year there were more than a 1000) these beautiful homes.
    Have a wonderful holiday time and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  32. New to blogging… excited and grateful to you for hosting. You have amazing taste and style!
    Happy Holidays!!!! Amy Scott

  33. Your home is absolutely stunning! I love the neutral color scheme. Happy Holidays! Thanks for hosting. I bummed I’m a little late to the party. It’s my first year linking up to your tour. Can’t wait to see everyone’s holiday home tours.

  34. Thanks so much for hosting this fun party !
    Happy Holidays!!!!

  35. just looking at the thumbnails of these beautiful homes brought tears to my eyes. since we aren’t decorating this year, i’m going to click through as many as i can and pretend it’s my house, starting with yours, of course!

  36. What a lot of homes to explore!! Thank you for this gorgeous party. I can’t wait to visit everybody’s holiday homes :)

    Merry Christmas!!

  37. Thank you, sweet Nester, for hosting! What a fun party!!
    – {darlene} @ fieldstonehilldesign

  38. I love your pretty & natural decor! Very lovely. :)

  39. If we were neighbors, I would be over at your house, stealing your stuff to see how it looks in my home. You would turn around, and be all, where did my giant awesome door/wreath/table/sofa go? And then you’d come to my house for dinner, and I’d be all, oh how funny! I just found one like this. The other day. In your house. {Crickets.} Love your home. As usual. It’s just wonderful. ;}

  40. Thank you for hosting! Your home is always so beautiful. So much fun to look at all the other home tours (: xo

  41. Thank you so much for setting this up, Nester! I’m having a blast seeing all of beautiful homes and discovering so many new blogs. Great job, as always!

  42. This is my first time joining a linky party and HOLY MOSES what fun it is!! I am finding all kinds of fun new blogs!!! Thanks for hosting! :)

  43. Thanks for the party, I know what I’ll be doing…what a great way to see how everyone decorates!

  44. Can’t wait to get some time and a cuppa joe and peruse all these lovely homes! Unfortunately, mine didn’t make the cut this year. At least I finally have a tree up. ;0)

  45. thanks so much for hosting! have a very merry xmas!

  46. You have the most beautiful home in blogland. I love your blog–love your tips, ideas, everything! It’s all wonderful. Merry Christmas and thanks for hosting this tour!

  47. Wish I could spend all day looking at all these beautiful festive houses! Thank you, Nester, for hosting. That paper wreath of yours is beyond impressive. Merry Christmas!!!!

  48. Everything is SO inspiring! thanks for bringing us all together!

  49. always love your house tour parties!
    that book wreath is 4 kinds of wonderful.

  50. Thanks for hosting again this year! I love participating and seeing everyone’s home.

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