Friday, December 8, 2006

It's Christmas

One of the blogs that I read frequently is BooMoma. She is a funny lady that always has different contests and events going on. She is having a Christmas Tour of Homes. It is always fun to be able to take a peak into peoples homes and not have to leave your computer chair.

This is my tree as of today. It gets rearranged every day by Landrie and Karsyn. I no longer look for the perfect spot for the ornaments, I just put them where I can find an empty spot.

I usually add something new each year to my decorations. I love the trees and lights so much that I decided to add one to my bedroom a couple of years ago.

This is my entryway. The stockings hanging on the stairs are the ones that we used for about 20 years. When Jennifer got married and we had to add a stocking for her husband, so we had to get new ones.

Since I am such a fanatic about everything matching and don't want to add more stockings everytime one of the kids gets married or we have a new baby, I bought 22!!!!! They are stored in boxes just waiting to be used. I have allotted each child, one spouse and 3 kids. If you go over your allotment, you have to negotiate with a brother or sister before you can add to your family.

When we were deciding what to call ourselves as grandparents, the girls came up with the names of Pops and Lolly. I immediately had the stockings monogrammed, so it was set in stone, even before the first baby arrived.

My new decoration for this year is a Jim Shore Santa. I had to have the Pottery Barn pedestal and dome after seeing it at a friends house for Halloween, and have been looking for just the right thing that is under 11" to fit under the dome.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, and may all of your dreams and wishes come true as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know if this is a Christmas decoration of yours or not, but the crosses on the wall are so lovely.

What a beautiful, inviting home.

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

lovely decorations, nice trees!
thanks for the tours...

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL tree, I love it! We just have our Christmas tree up so far, ah well.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful trees! They look like something decorated in a store. I love them. Thank you so much for the tour. You have a very beautiful home. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! Thank you for opening your home! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making me smile, I love your tree, it's one of my favorite of all time.

Anonymous said...

i think it is funny that you have given each of your children a stocking allotment for future spouses and children. :)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and inviting home! That stocking story made me laugh. And I LOVE the pedastal with santa underneath. What a centerpiece!

Tammy and Parker said...

What a beautiful home AND a beautiful blog. Your trees are gorgeous.

Southern Girl said...

Oh, everything is so pretty. I love your trees, especially the big one -- the ornaments on it are beautiful and so unusual!

Thanks for the tour! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

You have lovely decorations, and such a gorgeous tree. I love the colors you used.

Thank you for sharing, and have a Merry Christmas!

Susanne said...

Just lovely. The cross collection really stands out!

Pamela said...

Wonderful! Your tree is gorgeous! I love the idea of buying all the stockings ahead so they match. Our kids are grown and we find our family is blossoming too. I am going to do this! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

Shabby in the City said...

Yes, the crosses are so neat! Thanks for the tour.

Anonymous said...

Pops and Lolly are perfect names! Your stockings are great and it really was a good idea to buy ahead! Merry Christmas!

Kelli said...

Ooh..your tree is beautiful!!! Your home is very cozy and inviting...thank you for having us over!
Kelli

Carol said...

I do love the stockings. Smart of you to stock up!

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