Christmas at my Sister’s


Both my sister and I have always had a love for Christmas and we bring out all the bling for this special Holiday.  If you think that I have a lot of Christmas decor, wait til you get a load of my sister’s house.  She has me beat.  By a few miles.  This is by far her favorite time of the year and she definitely pulls out all the stops and when you walk into her house, it’s like Christmas has exploded.   So, get ready to be inspired, even if you don’t have the energy to do all of this.  I don’t do quite this much either, but it’s all beautiful to look at.

I’ve been getting all my pics ready to share too, so I’ll be bringing it on from my house real soon too just in time for the Christmas home tour I’ll be hosting next Thursday, December 10th.  Hope you’re going to join me! 🙂 IMG_7632

Coming in the front door, she has garland cascading down the staircase and lights everywhere.  I think I counted 4  big trees and that’s not counting all the tabletop versions.   You can see 2 right here from the front door. IMG_7630

This is the foyer table all decked out in lights and Christmas cheer.IMG_7677

And moving into the livingroom and diningroom, her new hutch was a perfect spot for the Christmas village this year. IMG_7651

I love this bowl of sparkly balls.IMG_7621

And the village….so pretty.  She has a ton of pieces for this village and it has changed and evolved over the years, but I really like it here on the hutch. IMG_7626

Don’t you?


Carolers on another piece.IMG_7622

And I love the lime green and red tree in here too.  You know I love these colors.


This mirrored console is a new piece that she has added to the diningroom and I love it too.IMG_7627

My niece, Lauren’s tree is here in the living room and she has a collection of Radko and Radko copies on this one.  So pretty!  If I was going to start over with collecting ornaments, I might just go for the Radko look. IMG_7628

Those delicate and colorful blown glass ornaments are so tempting.IMG_7659

Moving into the familyroom, the fireplace is all aglow.  Check out the new rug she added in this room. IMG_7667

And the view from the catwalk above. IMG_7637

Another console table holds more lighted garland and sparkly things. IMG_7638

Love the Saturday Evening Post Santa Claus, he is adorable.IMG_7639

The mantel all pretty and sparkly.IMG_7640

And the big tree in here has all Santas hanging from it. IMG_7643

Garland hanging from the entertainment center.IMG_7641

With more Santas on the shelves.IMG_7644

Moving to the kitchen, the bakers rack is all decked out too.  Nothing is overlooked at my sister’s house.  She has been collecting all these things for years.IMG_7647

The candy tree in the kitchen window.


Cute train set.IMG_7657

And her new backsplash that got installed recently.IMG_7665

Moving upstairs to their master bedroom, which by the way is about the biggest bedroom I’ve ever seen.  They have their own sitting room with an entertainment center and seating area.   And of course, a tabletop tree in here which faces the street.IMG_7666

And we can’t leave out the mantel in their bedroom too, it’s lit up and pretty.  So, that’s my sister’s house!  Hope you enjoyed all the festivities.  They love to entertain and really share all the beauty with all their friends every year.  It feels so welcoming when you walk in the house.IMG_7682

Buster says Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

- Rhoda


  1. Rhoda,
    WOW. Tell your sister I’m speechless (that’s something that RARELY happens). JUST GORGEOUS!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I don’t see any cords…how does she hide them all? I have always found this to be such a dilema.

  3. It’s all gorgeous! I love Christmas!


  4. Your sisters haouse is gorgeous!! I too love to vomit christmas all over my house.Just love all the sparkly lights and beautiful colors this time of year…I am running way behind and have not even started yet…remodels tend to get in the way of the fun things!! Can’t wait to see your decorations this year.


  5. Wow. Truly inspiring. I wish I had the energy to do something like that.

  6. Oh my goodness, your Sis could open up her very own Christmas shop. So much to look and very festive. Well done!

  7. Gorgeous…it was all so pretty. And I thought I had alot of Christmas decorations! LOL!

  8. Well, I’m a current Georgia resident – who has just found your blog. Your pictures are gorgeous as well as your home.
    You learn something new everyday and I just learned what a cloche was. Beautiful. Is it cold right now here – how is in Alabama?

  9. Hi All
    Thanks for all the wonderfully sweet comments about the Christmas decor. I do truly love this season, and the decorating grows every year. My husband is trying his best to rein me in. Just though I would answer a few of the questions posed.

    To run electricity to the hutch, I started with one long extension cord with multiple outlets that I ran from the back around to the bottom shelf. I plugged the houses on that shelf into that cord and also ran another extension cord up the back of the hutch in the inside corner to the next shelf and plugged that shelf’s houses into it. Ditto for the third shelf. To hide the cords from the houses, I tried to lay them as flat as possible behind the houses and then stood trees on top of them and put smaller trees in front. Hope I explained it well enough.

    As far as how long it takes, I had most of it done in four days. My husband took a couple of days off work and helped me with all the manual stuff. He’s not much for the decorating, but he was handy for the muscle. I have storage in the basement and in the attic that I use to keep everything. I’m working to get it all in the basement and away from the heat of the attic. My husband Bruce also built me a large storage closet in the basement where I can keep some of my trees standing up covered with a sheet so I don’t have to tear them apart every year. He’s a great source of help, and I could not do all of this if I didn’t have him behind me. Being an engineer helps also.

    Thanks again for the sweet comments. Hope I got all the questions answered.

  10. I love Christmas! This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Renee’s home is magnificent and the decorations are awesome! I, too, do decorating like this and my hubby is SUCH a BIG help to me. He enjoys it as much as I do so I am VERY blessed! Thanks so much for the tour of your sister’s house. I am so looking forward to seeing yours too! I will mark my calendar! MERRY CHRISTMAS to all! XO, PInky

  12. Wow a what a great home! Your sister (and you for that matter) must spend so much time decorating. Do you have little elves to help? I know it’s a labor of love though right!

  13. Rhoda, your sister’s home is so beautiful! Love her little Buster! We had a Boston for 15 years and they are the sweetest little things! I believe you both have inherited the decorating gene! Her Christmas home is so lovely. Thanks for sharing it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 🙂

  14. Love the hutch with the village scene – kind of inspires me to start a collection of my own

  15. Oh my stars! This is all so over-the-top gorgeous! Yikes!!
    Merry Christmas…

  16. allison mcclellan says:

    The most beautiful decorated home I have ever seen!

  17. Gorgeous! Thank you to you and your sister for sharing . Many great ideas. Thank you.


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