Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas 2011 Banister

Ok, this one is a little tricky to photograph! The design of the house is a very open concept; so, the banister actually starts in the family room and wraps completely around it, with a 'catwalk' overlooking both the foyer and the family room. So, let's see if I can get this right. LOL!! 


Welcome to our home!!!


This is the view from the foyer, into the family room:



Dear Hubby climbs the ladder every year to hang this oversized wreath.


 It is decorated in chocolate poinsettias and various picks.


No swags, here. My 17-year-old daughter, painstakingly wraps each individual spindle, and puts in all of the decorative accents.  This is her contribution to decorating each year...LOL!




This is the view from upstairs, back to the foyer:




63 comments:

  1. Shenita, it's so festive! Your certainly decked your halls with wall to wall gorgeousness. I love your home anyway, and it's especially stunning with all the holiday finery. Also love those zebra throws.

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  2. "BEAUTIFUL" just doesn't do this justice.
    At first I thought this was a store showroom.
    Absolutely gorgeous!!
    I hope you're throwing a big Christmas party
    So others can see and enjoy this.

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  3. Oh wow..it's a Christmas wonderland! LOVE it...so nice of your brave hubby to hang that amazing wreath every year too! The things they do for us...

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  4. Lovely! I wish I could find those chocolate poinsettias!! Would work great with my overall decor. I don't have a Hobby Lobby near me, have to travel 90 minutes to nearest one. xo

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! Now invite us all over for a blogger party! ;)

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  6. I love love love your home! It is so open and gorgeous!! I love your christmas tree its gorgeous! Cudos to your daughter for putting up the garland, I cant even imagine how many strands of that you have to use lol. It's all gorgeous!! You are such an inspiration!

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  7. Oh wow Shenita! You have the banister that rivals all banisters! It's beautiful.

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  8. I was hoping you would show us more :) So beautiful - Thanks for sharing!!

    Blessings,
    ~Marie

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  9. Oh Shenita, how gorgeous! I mean, I knew it would be, but this is super-duper gorgeous. Wow! That's about all I can say, because I am sitting here drooling!

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  10. Fabulous in every way. Wow, you never disappoint. The entrance is amazing, your Christmas tree, wreath and banister are simply A M A Z I N G! XO ~Liz

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  11. Now THAT'S a banister. It's stunning Shenita. The decorations are fabulous. You have a tall ceiling, which can feel cold, but your entrance is very inviting.

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  12. Everything is amazing! I just love the garlands, you've done a wonderful job.

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  13. Excuse me and my drool!!! I thought we were looking at a glimpse of Celebrity Holiday Homes!!!! Submit this into a magazine~any~and they'll publish you for SURE!!!!! Again, I ask...where have you been all my life?!! HA!

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  14. Oh, Shenita! Your home is so beautiful! What a wonderful daughter to wrap your railings each year. The wreath is so pretty! Your home is like a showplace!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. Meow! Your catwalk looks fabulous darling ;) Your home is so lush and rich. The holidays only take it up a notch. Wow Shenita, it's stunning!!

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  16. Very pretty Shenita! I love the detail on the railings! That is one big wreath on the wall! Kudos to hubby for getting it up there! I love cat walks you get a dual view with yours which is awesome!

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  17. I just love your Christmas decor. It is grand!

    Vanessa

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  18. Will you let your daughter know she did a fabulous job decorating the banister. Everything looks so beautiful!

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  19. Truly gorgeous Christmas decorations....and you mantel is FABULOUS!!!! You did a fantastic job with everything!!!!

    I pray that you have a blessed and wonderful Christmas,
    Lana

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  20. Hi Shenita,
    What gorgeousness! I thought the entry was lovely, but this fairly takes my breath away!
    Please link up and share with us at "What's It Wednesday", the link is open now!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  21. Your banister is amazing! So full and beautiful! It just sparkles and is so festive! I love it!

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  22. Wow! is all I can say. It's beautiful. Your daughter did a great job on the railing. Fantastic!
    Barb

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  23. How exquisite!... I love the rich colors in your home, so warm and inviting... xoxo Julie Marie

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  24. Wow, looks like a winter wonderland.

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  25. God bless your daughter, Shenita! That has to be a lesson in patience. It all looks so beautiful especially all lit up. That is a great wreath!

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  26. It all looks so pretty! You've got a lot of beautiful lights shining brightly inside. That just makes everything merrier. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Your staircase and landing railings look gorgeous. I really like how you daughter wrapped the lights. How gorgeous the chocolate poinsettias are...delicious. :)

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  28. Wow! Your whole house looks so festive, Shenita.. It's like I wanna just jump and be in there to absorb it all....Christiine

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  29. Heavens to Betsy, Shenita!!!! That is really pretty!!! Your daughter did an excellent job with the wrap job! She must have patience to the nth degree!!! I'd be ready to smack everybody and chew nails after the first 2 or 3 loops!!! And the decor is so lush! That's what makes it extra special!!! I know it's a ton of work, but when you're done it sure did pay off!!! Kudos to your husband for doing a balancing act to get that big ol' wreath up there! That would scare the poop outta me! I am still dragging my feet on the holiday decor, but I have to get crackin' for 2 parties this weekend that will require a very quick turnaround. I plan to spend tomorrow doing nothing but decorating around here. Ha! We'll see how THAT goes! :-) Beautiful decor, and very pretty house! Thanks for stopping by my place earlier to see my cranberry festival! :-)

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  30. Shenita, all I can say is WOW! I also have a 17 year old daughter and I could never get her to wrap that much garland!

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  31. Wow, your home is stunning. love your banister and all the lights.

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  32. Absolutely beautiful...like mother, like daughter!

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  33. You home is amazing! So beautiful, I love every bit of it!
    Debbie

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  34. Gorgeous bannister! Does your precious daughter make trips to Oklahoma? Actually, I don't have stairs, but if I did, I'd love to have her talented hands at work in my house! She has a future in decorating. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Cherry Kay

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  35. What joy! Beautiful decor and photographs! Thanks for following us..here we go!

    Trino

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  36. OH MY GRACIOUS, Shenita! I've said it before, but I'll say it again ... your home is like a winter wonderland! If anyone ever showed up at your house in a sour mood, the second you open your door, they'll become happy and festive. Your banisters look amazing ... great job by your beautiful daughter. And, the wreath looks amazing! Your family certainly knows the meaning of team work! Love it!

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  37. Shenita, it is incredible! How very beautiful! You are so good at decorating and your home is amazing! I love everything you do!

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  38. Shenita can we come spend Christmas at your house!?;) Everything is so beautiful!

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  39. Your home is absolutely beautiful!


    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  40. OK.....I have to say it! You did it again!! Everytime I come by to visit my mouth drops open! This is absolutely beautiful. spectacular.....I could go on and on!

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  41. OMG, your home is magnificent!!!!!! The usual gorgeous and beautiful and not enough to describe this! I hope you share all your trees, and EVERYTHING!!! XO, Pinky

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  42. Oh my word, stop it - it's soooo beautiful, I can hardly stand it :) That sounds ridiculous, but honestly, it is just stunning. Love the poinsettias, too. Kudos for your hubs for climbing up to hang the wreath :)

    Mary

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  43. Shenita, you really know how to decorate for Christmas! Everything, and I do mean every thing is so stunning. How special that your teen daughter decorates the bannister for the holiday. It looks like she's following in your footsteps when it comes to home decorating!
    I can't wait to see more, more, more.

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  44. What a beautiful entry, and what breath taking holiday decorations! How great that the family gets involved with this beautiful decorating. laurie

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  45. Your daughter shares her mom's awesome decorating talent! :) Everything is so beautiful and lavish!

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  46. Wow, that looks beautiful! Someone has patience!!

    -Keri

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  47. Wow! You have put me to shame, Shenita!! This looks gorgeous... like a storefront display. Enjoy it :)

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  48. Beautiful, What a lovely way to welcome the Christmas season. Your home is beautiful xo

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  49. WOW!!! I'm speechless! What a beautiful home you have and the decor is amazing!! Thanks you so much for linking up!

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  50. Lovely! I'm inspired! I'm inspired! I think I can. I think I can...

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  51. Awesome! That's all I can find to say!
    Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  52. You have taught your daughter well! As always, your decor is so inpiring Shenita! I am a bit envious... thanks for linking up again this week. I look forward to seeing your creativity!

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  53. My goodness, your home is gorgeous! Love all of your holiday decorations!

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  54. Gorgeous! You home looks like a magazine. WOW!!!

    Dee

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  55. I love the stairs, you have done a beautiful job and I know your kids love it.

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  56. I love the stairs, you have done a beautiful job and I know your kids love it.

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  57. What a beautiful home! It all looks lovely! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  58. So beautiful! I'm featuring you! http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/12/show-share-17-features.html

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  59. that's an awesome wreath!! Wow!! your home is lovely!! I'm your newest follower!

    ~Mandy
    biblicalhomemaking.com

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