I heart the holidays.
It's by far my favorite time of the year.
This year we're getting the best gift ever..our baby girl Shelby!
I've had a lot of people ask me if I'm still going to decorate for Christmas despite having a baby right as the holiday season begins.
Well, the answer is, YES!!
I went crazy after Christmas last year buying things 75 and 90% off so I can't wait to put a bunch of it out. Plus, Shelby needs to have a proper first Christmas. Right?
Giving all of that, when I heard there was a holiday home tour this past weekend I was all over it because who can't use a little decorating inspiration.
A fundraiser for the Mecklenburg Medical Alliance Endowment, the tour was at Dr. Christopher and Courtney Danner's family home in the Stonegate neighborhood in Charlotte.
I soon learned I have something in common with Dr. Danner.
He's and LSU Alumni and die hard Tiger Fan!!
Just wait and see.
The Louisiana charm greeted us at the front door.
You know I love a fleur de lis or two.
The home and decor was gorgeous!
Several local florists came in and decorated, each one taking a different room.
The best part - all of the arrangements were for sale.
The dining room was my favorite.
They made this chandelier a winter wonderland!
Love hydrangeas any time of the year.
This bird house fits in perfect too.
I got a lot of great ideas.
It's just a matter of making it actually happen.
All of that may not be possible this year, but I can file them away for future.
Love the greenery above the cabinets.
We have the ability to be able to do this in our kitchen.
I love what Elizabeth House did with the living room.
I'm considering taking my garland all the way down on our mantle this year after seeing this.
I also love that we aren't the only one that has a flat screen mounted over our fireplace.
The outside living space was even decorated.
Joining me on the tour was A Liz!
And, my bestie Kelli, who never turns down a home tour!
She immediately found her favorite part of the house.
The wine cellar!
Check out that view below!
Another fleur de lis on display too.
This is when I knew there must be a Louisiana connection.
And, for sure, there is!!
I'm thinking Dr. Danner is only a few years older than me by the year on his medical school cup that was on display.
Mike the Tiger was even on display in their bathroom.
Gotta love it.
There were Christmas trees in nearly every room in the house.
Well, not every room but I loved their daughter's room so much I wanted a picture to show Brad.
No words for their son's room.
A shrine to Drew Brees.
And, all things sports related.
The Danner's have four children so a play room is a must.
It too, was decorated to the hilt.
My Mom is really wanting to put a tree in Shelby's nursery this Christmas, I really like this option.
This was on display in the two younger daughter's room.
How much do you love these beds, bedding and art above each one??
To die for!
No tree is the family theater but I couldn't resist not taking a picture.
More LSU memorabilia in the family gym.
We need this in our home.
Last but not least, a Charlie Brown Christmas tree in their guest bedroom.
I enjoyed the tour muuch more than the 4th Ward Tour we did last year.
There was even a gift shop at the end where you could purchase some of items seen along the way.
A fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon, even if it didn't feel like Christmas outside considering it was a balmy 75 degrees!
Now, time to get out the decorations and get to work!