Thursday, December 10, 2009

Home for Christmas

   So, I'm going to try to hook up to for her holiday home tours.  But if I don't get linked, it's ok.  I still want my friends and especially my family to be able to come home for Christmas.  I am excited because Hannah and LJ and my mom and dad will all be here for Christmas, but I am missing having them home earlier.  So here we go!

    We have our fake Christmas tree in the living room right in front of the window (I think it is partly so I don't feel guilty for not having lights outside YET)

Doesn't EVERYTHING look better with white lights?  (Hey, maybe I need to wrap myself in white lights?!?!?)  We don't have a star on the tree, the one we've had since the kids were little is too tall for this room, so last year we went to HAVEN a great store in Victorville, CA and saw this idea.  I like it...but I need a star.  (Syd did the loverly drape arrangement)

OK...we are surely lacking in the gift department.  I have done a lot of shopping, but I am WAY behind on my wrapping.  (Thanks Mom, for embedding in me that presentation is as important as what is inside the box- a philosophy that, at this point in my life, I refuse to give up!)

The Dixon's made that cute manger scene on the wall.  I love that it reminds us of the simple beauty of what Christmas is really a celebration of-the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  (Hey, and Jana is OCD about gift wrap, too.  Right, Jana?)

I have since filled the jars with gold balls and added some candy canes to the white mints.  (What's a girl to do with 10 cool glass jars left over from the candy buffet at her daughter's wedding?)

The ceramic nativity in the music room.  (Can you believe I MADE this myself...ok with a lot of help)

One of the Christmas trees in the alcove between the living room and the music room  (notice the guitar in the background)

Mmmmmmmm...I love me some gingerbread men!!!!

Kitchen curtains and something new...a gingerbread tree!!!

Let's go to the family room.  A gentle reminder that gingerbread are cute (REALLY cute),, but that Christ is the true reason we celebrate!

well, that should whet your appetite!!!  I am off to the eye doctor, but I'll be sure to add more pictures later!


Anonymous said...

Your Christmas decor looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Have fun at the eye doctor.

Suzy said...

Lovely decor....Thanks so much for sharing your home.
Happy Holidays,

Jerri said...

Beautiful decor!

Your tree looks fantastic! And I LOVE the wreath!

Hope to see you next week for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash!

Rue said...

You're so funny! LOL I'm thinking about that light idea for myself ;)

Your home looks lovely :)

Natasha said...

What a beautifully festive home you have! I am loving those gingerbread plates...very cute.

Thanks for sharing these great pictures. Hope your appointment with the doctor was ok.

Best wishes, Natasha.

From Marriage to Motherhood said...

love the decal on your front door : )

Rex and Paula said...

what a fun share your holiday home on your blog. it looks amazing. i am so impressed with the beautiful gifts under the tree...i too love a beautifully wrapped gift. what fun to have the family together for christmas....enjoy every minute of it.