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Christmas Decorating

I wrote a post on fall decorating, so I thought a Christmas one would be fun, too.
Come with me on a tour of our home (if you are so inclined):)
We keep the Christmas cards/newsletters we receive in this tin “Merry Christmas” container.  Of course, the ones with pictures go on the refrigerator.

This is the second year we have done a silver, black, white and sparkly Christmas tree.

We made the marble looking balls last year (click here for how-to).  We made silver pipe cleaner snowflakes(there is one bottom left corner) and paper circles with mini round mirrors in the center of them (up top by star toward the right).  This tree is a favorite of mine because my girls little hands created most of the ornaments, and because it is so sparkly, especially at night with the lights low.

The basket of books hold all our children’s Christmas books.  We have a tradition of buying a new one every Christmas.  We try to get through them every year, usually grabbing one to read as a family after dinner, if we have time.  I have a favorite this year, click here, it is a must see!

This is a broken bookshelf that I now use as a magazine holder.  I had some extra Christmas balls so I thought they would look merry hanging on the top.  I think they are happy, do you?

My sister in law (the same one who made this journal for me) bought me the 2 candles and middle center piece for my birthday this year.  Does she know how to pick the best gifts or what??  She knows I love circles, my eyes did a little dance when I took the polka dot candles out of the gift bag.  I  just love them.  The glass holder has Christmas balls in it.  She gave me the extra balls which were fun using in other parts of my house (like the magazine rack above).  The 2 trees I found at a garage sale.  My table is set for a Christmas ladies lunch, which I will write about soon.

We do not have a mantle, so the windows are our stockings home.  These are fun, fuzzy cream ones.  I am concerned for them, after 4 years they are looking a bit dingy.  I am not sure how to wash them, any suggestions?  This chair is usually in the living room corner where the tree is now.  I have to say I love it here, and use it more often.  I sit in it at night, covered in my cozy blanket with hot tea and a book.

Here is where I used some of the extra balls from my birthday gift.  Ha!  My same sis-in-law bought me those shiny red ball candle holders, too!!  Ok, she really rocks.

I don’t really like what I did here, but I am too lazy to think about it and change it.  I do love the little nativity snow globe.  My daughter collects snow globes, and we could not pass this one up last year when we saw it.  It plays the song “Away In A Manger”

The nativity set on the lower shelf is one we have had a long time.  It is falling apart, but we still put it out every year.:)  It still very special and my girls love it.

If you look closely, there are 3 mason:) jars behind my peace sign.  We use them for a behavior/reward system we use for our girls.  Again, a future post!

On to the kitchen.  Pretty simple in here.  There is my favorite Christmas mug from my Carma friend.  It came with a coffee gift card in it.  Perfect gift in my opinion! I’m spoiled.

These are usually filled with Christmas candy, but I thought these decorative balls
 would be a bit more healthy!

Saying hello from our throne room.  The little star ornament was handmade from Nepal
and given to me by my aunt who works with Tiny Hands International.  If you have not yet, check out this post about the awesomeness of this ministry.

This is hanging above the throne.

The sunroom.

We got snow today!

Isn’t this pillow happy?  A gift from my mom.  She knows about my round obsession.

This is our “Jesse Tree.”  It is a new thing we are trying this year.  The kids are loving it.
I will tell you about it soon!

This year we put our family/memory tree upstairs.  Usually it is in the basement.  We had such a fun family night decorating this tree.
Every ornament on this tree has a special memory connected to it.  I will post about that coming up soon, too!  (Boy, I got a lot of blogging to do!)
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Thank you for coming on my Christmas Decoration Tour with me!
I Pray You Are Having A Very Blessed Christmas Season!

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  • beautyinallthings December 18, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    I love your style! It is so simple and elegant and I LOVE the stockings in the windows! Thanks for showing us around! I am stopping in from Nester’s place. To see my tour click on the ‘Christmas 2009’ tag on the left sidebar of my blog.

  • Laryssa Herbert December 17, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    I really like your silver tree. Very pretty!

    Thanks for showing us around. Come by and visit me anytime. Merry Christmas!

  • Heather December 16, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    What a lovely house! I like the stockings in the window. Merry Christmas!

  • hthr December 16, 2009 at 3:15 am

    oh yay! a bathroom picture! yours is the first one i’ve seen today! love that… Merry Christmas!

  • jodi @ Pleasant Home December 15, 2009 at 4:39 am

    I LOVE your home! I LOVE your decorations! Everything looks simply awesome! And that Peppermint Candy Pillow is to die for!

  • Kendall Jones December 15, 2009 at 3:40 am

    I enjoyed seeing your home! Gorgeous!

  • Lisa December 14, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    You have a lovely home. I love the pray sign above the room there and you reminded me of my own plate tray thing (whatever you call those) so I should dig that out and find something christmasy to do with it.
    Merry Christmas.
    Lisa

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn December 14, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Your home is just beautiful! May many wonderful Christmas memories be made within its walls.

    Our home is having an old fashioned handmade Christmas this year. I hope you will stop by.

  • Heather December 14, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Your home is lovely !! Everything looks so pretty! Merry Christmas!

  • Brittany December 14, 2009 at 4:55 am

    love the Christmas tin & those polka dot candles on your dining table!

  • Sarah December 14, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Wow, great house! I love all that wide wood trim and molding. Super smart to put the stockings in the window:)

  • Cindy December 14, 2009 at 4:04 am

    Your Christmas decor is really pretty, and I LOVE your house! Is it old? It certainly looks well maintained. I love the yellow walls and the wood work. Lovely, Hugs, Cindy S.

  • Cindy December 14, 2009 at 3:19 am

    Gorgeous home….love your style and Christmas touches 🙂

  • Cherry Tree Lane December 14, 2009 at 2:55 am

    Everything looks amazing! I love it all!

  • Sandra December 13, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Love the idea of hanging your stockings in the windows…so fun. I blogged about my husband and I and our vintage stockings…fun to be so old your vintage.

  • Tammy@InStitches December 12, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Everything looks so pretty. I love your round pillow !

  • The Girl Creative December 12, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Love everything about your post. It all looks so pretty. 🙂 Adding you to my blogroll. 🙂

  • Amy December 12, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Blessing back to you, Debbie!
    The snow was much fun, my girls got 3 snow days off school!!

    Thank you for the home compliment, Lisa.

    Natasha, I highly recommend the Jesse Tree idea. I will post about it soon, thanks for the compliments!

  • Natasha December 12, 2009 at 5:54 am

    What a beautiful home you have and I love the little tour you gave for each room! I have seen a couple of those Jesse Trees around-I will have to look into that for next year.

    Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures of your Christmas house.

    Best wishes, Natasha.

  • Destination Seaborn December 12, 2009 at 5:26 am

    You have a nice home! Your decorations look so pretty! ~Lisa

  • Debbie December 12, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Very pretty house and decorations. The snow just adds to the christmas season. Blessings, Debbie

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