Sunday, December 16, 2007

Christmas Tour of Homes

Christmas Tour of Homes

Merry Christmas to you and welcome to my home. I love to have Christmas decorations around my house, but I have to admit, the entire time I am putting them out, I am thinking about having to put them away after Christmas. That always keeps me from putting all of my decorations out. If I had someone that would decorate for me, I would have them in every room.

As you enter the foyer, I have my Willow Tree nativity. One of my greatest joys is walking by and seeing where Landrie has moved the pieces. She likes the way she arranges it much better than my way. She usually has a wise man in place of Joseph.






This tree in my bedroom is very simple and plain, but I love it. I love reading at night with just the tree lit.



This year I made the countdown calendar. Landrie has had so much fun every day removing a number and replacing it with an ornament. It has also helped to remind me how many shopping days I have left.



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.



The mantle is getting crowded with the stockings. But . . . I have more. 3 years ago, I bought new stockings because I like all of them to match. At that time, I calculated how many we might need when all of the kids get married and have kids of their own. The big joke is (and it is true), I planned for each kid to have one spouse and 3 children. If they have more, they will have to borrow from a sibling. I have 13 boxed up and stored, just waiting to be monogrammed.



We put our tree in the living room so we can enjoy it all the time. I love to watch TV with just the Christmas lights on.


I put the tree up on November 18th since we were going to be out of town before Thanksgiving, so it is just about time for it to come down. I usually take everything down the day after Christmas, because the tree looks so empty without presents. Knowing I have lots to put away makes me want to go ahead and get it over with.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas. If you haven't visited other homes on the tour, check them out at Boomama's. It is so much fun to see all of the decorations without leaving your computer.

33 comments:

Susan P. said...

Your home is absolutely beautiful! I giggled at the stocking comment ~ that's just like something I would do:o)

Hootin' Anni said...

A tree in your bedroom!?!!! Wow.

Mine's posted. I have two versions.

A thumbnail short version
and
a
slide show long version.

ellen b. said...

Now that's a grandma with vision! I hope each stocking has a blessing to go with it! I enjoyed the tour...

Jodi said...

Very festive! Merry Christmas!

Southern Heart said...

You have a beautiful home, and everything looks lovely and festive!

Thank you for sharing your warm and welcoming home with us today!

Merry Christmas,

Andrea

Sara Mincy said...

I love your nativity set!!! So cute! And your advent calendar is precious!

Thanks for the comment you left me- and about the snowman cheese ball....the snow is parmesan cheese

Miss Patti said...

I love the tree

Jenni said...

What a beautiful tree! Your mantle looks almost as crowded as ours ;o)

Thank you for sharing your lovely home!

Janelle & Ella said...

I LOVE the Christmas countdown tree! It's adorable. Can you tell us how you made that? Your decorations look amazing!

PEA said...

Thank you so much for opening your home to us and letting us have a glimpse of all your beautiful decorations! Your trees are also gorgeous!! Yes, I did make all the cookies I showed in my post...I usually bake 15 to 18 kinds but I've cut down this year! lol Merry Christmas to you and yours. xo

Jessica said...

Your tree(s) are lovely! I really like the countdown calendar. So cute! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

windycorner said...

You will be so blessed when you get all the grandchildren you've asked for. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.
Holley

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Lolly, thank you for stopping by. Your home is very lovely & all festive for Christmas. Hope you and your family have a wonderful time!

Rhoda

It's a Mom Thing said...

I love both of your trees and your mantle. That is a funny story about your stockings. I would love to know how you made your countdown calendar.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Thank you for the tour of your lovely home and for sharing photos of your beautiful Christmas decorations. Have a very Merry Christmas, Karen

Susanne said...

What lovely Chirstmas decorations.

Kathy b said...

Lovely home, loads of stockings! Does Santa fill them all?

Jenn said...

the stockings on the mantle are my favorite!!! so pretty! and lovin the tree int he bedroom!

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas! I love your shiny Christmas tree! And the stocking are neat. Hope you get all the grandkids you hope for. ; )

Brittani's Holding Little Hands said...

Your home is beautiful and I just figured out that you are Janelle's mom! I was her Elevation counselor for several years. She has such a precious heart!

My son calls my mom Lolli and dad Pops, as well:)

Merry Christmas.

Senkyoshi said...

Enjoyed my visit. Merry Christmas!

Antique Mommy said...

I love the count down calendar! I should make one. One of these days...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Julie said...

Your home is so very pretty! I LOVE your nativity set, it's just beautiful.

And the tree in your budoir is charming!

Merry Christmas!

JanMary said...

Thanks for your lovely tour - so many stockings - wow!

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Northern Ireland.

Elaine A. said...

Love the dome decoration and you nattivity. Merry Christmas!

His Doorkeeper said...

Everything looks so homey and warm and beautiful! Love the dome...my favorite! Blessings to you and your family.Thanksfor sharing your home with all of us!

BJ said...

Where did you get the calendar? I really like that. And the dome is so beautiful! Merry Christmas, and thanks for sharing.

Sileena said...

Your living room tree is beautiful and where did you find that perfect nativity? Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Mercy's Maid said...

I love the Willow Tree nativity. Maybe one of these days I'll have a nice nativity too! :)

Merry Christmas!

Kelly M. Parkison said...

I love all the crosses! So cool!

Nise' said...

I love to sit in the room with just the Christmas tree lights on too! Your tree is beautiful, I love those big round ornaments. I am glad that I am not the only who is anticipating grandkids!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I want the Willow Tree nativity so bad - it's my favorite! I like to sit in the dark with nothing but the tree lights on, too. It's so peaceful! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Jennifer :-)

Cherdecor said...

Thank you for inviting us in to see your lovely home. What beautiful decorations!