Monday, December 04, 2006

Christmas house tour

I love Christmas- I mean I really love Christmas- in fact as a child I made my family sing "hark the herald angels sing" every week at family night for many years straight. Christmas is the greatest holiday (I will blog more on the true meaning of Christmas another day)- I love it with all the trimmings: mistletoe (which means kissing), presents, decorations, music, holiday movies, lights, food, baking, being with friends and family, and just feeling magic in the air. So naturally I like to decorate for Christmas- in fact the tree to person ratio at our house is 6:4 (that only includes trees more than 2 feet tall) This year I scaled back a little (didn't do the banisters, mantle or put up one of the 7 foot trees) because life has been so hectic and i am seriously sleep deprived but here is a view of a few festive spots around the house-

1- The entry way with my favorite Santa (wearing a caftan) I brought back from Morocco

2- The breakfast nook tree-the Fun tree- no ornament is too homely for this tree- It is the ultimate kids tree- complete with bubbler lights!!! where I have everything from my 2nd grade Styrofoam meat tray and glitter angels, to star wars and strawberry shortcake ornaments.

3- my dining room- I love to hang things from my light fixtures- this room is all silver, glass, and white- lots of disco ball mirror ornaments

4. The breakfast nook table- I had to keep this low key/unbreakable this year as it is all within reach of smart baby

5. The family room (yes slacker mantle I know) stockings thanks to shelah

6. the family room tree- all gold and red and the classier ornaments in our collection
I'll spare you the rest of the counter vignettes, nativity sets, candy bowls, etc...
Merry Christmas- it is the most wonderful time of the year!

9 comments:

Gabriela said...

Wow, your house looks beautiful!

Lei said...

very festive, les! i love christmas too, especially making my home warm and inviting!

Char said...

Super festive! I love it!

Nettie said...

Beautiful job! How fun to have bubbler lights. I really enjoy decorating for Christmas, too. In fact, I blogged about it today, as well!

Sunny said...

Pretty! I love the Christmas warmth!

DMS said...

I love the idea of the kid tree where anything goes. Growing up in a home where ornaments are placed exaclty right, my husband always reminds me of a story I told him how I always hung my favorite soft teddy bear ornament right on the bottom in the front so I could periodically go hug it. It always mangaged to be moved to a more appropriate place by my mother. My husband reminds me how important it is not to do that to our kids and let them be festive and enjoy decorating. It's a little tough to give up that control of needing the tree to look perfect. The children's tree is a perfect solution so we can all enjoy our decorating styles(not that we have room in our house!)

itybtyfrog said...

Love the decorations! My parents have some bubbler lights on their Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing your decor with us.

Lee said...

Everything looks gorgeous! I love it!!!
I always hate taking down my decorations, my house always seems so bare

Shelah said...

looks fantastic!!! sorry you guys are all sick!