Friday, December 15, 2006

Welcome to Our Home!


Boomama is hosting a Christmas tour of homes. I thought I would join in on the fun (for all of you who live out west).

Welcome and come on in! Merry Christmas!



This cute fellow adorns our front door.



As you enter into our foyer you'll find my favorite spot. A dear friend gave me this small flocked tree and it sits perfectly next to the table with the white church, snowmen and a miniature nativity. For years I owned a wooden nativity set which little fingers played with and it's location was usually unknown, but when a few of the pieces disappeared we decided it was time to keep our eyes open for a new one.



These cute snowmen are some of the few Christmas decorations that survived our cross country move.

On the opposite wall Christmas cards are starting to gather and we love hearing from all of you.



Straight ahead is our living room. This is the only room I decorate.


The stockings hang from the fireplace and if you look closely you'll see a snow globe of The Nativity given to us by dear friends.





Behind us is our piano showcasing a lovely poinsettia. The pictures on the wall is our family picture taken at Christmas time last year.



If you look closely at our tree, you'll see one of my favorite ornaments. Two of these glass doves have survived 20 years of marriage.


In my kitchen I bring out my poinsettia tea pot and tea cup to enjoy! And of course my red snowman dishes. There is a picture here.



Thank you for stopping by today. And may the Joy of the Lord fill your home and heart as you celebrate the birth our Lord and Savior! Merry Christmas!

33 comments:

Mama Lily said...

Oh Chris, your home is so lovely! I love all the red! Your family picture is great too. Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing.

Sarakastic said...

I love the doves, if I ever find a husband, I am going to buy them, probably several sets just so at least two of them survive. Thanks so much for having us over.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Kids and missing manger pieces... they go hand in hand! What a beautiful holiday home you have!

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

The tea set is really pretty. So victorian!

Kim said...

Your home looks so inviting and festive for the Christmas season! I love snowmen,too...Love the dove ornaments and the wall hanging for your Christmas cards!

I may do this,if I have time...but it will have to be next week! We have a lot going on this weekend!

Thanks for sharing...your home looks beautiful. I can tell it is definitely filled with lots of love,too!

Laurel Wreath said...

Chris it is all so lovely. I love the way you hang the Christmas cards.

Merry Christmas.

Mama Duck said...

So sweet, I love it! I really must go decorate now - all we've gotten decorated around here is the Christmas tree, yipes!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Your home is beautiful and so are all of your decorations! Thanks for the tour and have a very Merry Christmas:)

Susie said...

Your home is so welcoming. Love your little snowman by the door and all the touches of red!
Merry Christmas!!

crickl's nest said...

You are all decked out....lovely tour!! Thank you!

thehomespunheart said...

Lovely! Thank you for the wonderful tour...Merry Christmas!

aggiejenn said...

Beautiful! Thanks for letting us in to take a peek!

Owlhaven said...

What a great house!!

Mary, mom to many

Heth said...

Beautiful Chris!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Very beautiful decorations! It seems so warm and cozy in your house. With all of those kids, how do you keep you home so neat?!?!

ihmyours said...

Your home is filled with love and a warm feeling that just makes you smile. Love the pictures of your family from last Christmas hanging on the wall. Love the Poinsettia teapot too. Your tree is beautiful! Thanks for sharing and have a Merry Christmas!

pamela
http://justthetwo-of-us.blogspot.com

Jenny in Queensland said...

You have a lovely home, obviously filled with love. I enjoyed your post on Christmas traditions. Thank you for inviting me over, Merry Christmas

Mrs. B said...

Your home is lovely-thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Tammy and Parker said...

That snowglobe is so pretty. Thanks for inviting us in for a tour!

Susanne said...

Beautiful Chris! I love the snowman on the door and tree when you come in. So welcoming. And the red all across the piano top is just lovely! Thanks for the tour.

Overwhelmed! said...

Chris, your home and decorations are beautiful! I love the nativity snow globe the best.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and see my 2006 Christmas Tour of Homes decorations! I do appreciate it!

Merry Christmas to you!

Proverbs31 said...

How lovely! I, too, have a nativity snow globe.

Merry Christmas!

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

It is all soooo lovely! what a beautiful home. Love that Santa - and that little tree is so nice too...i can't choose what is my favourite - it is all lovely!

ShaggaBear said...

I love the snow globe of Mary, Joseph and Jesus. I have a snow globe similar to this (no picture on my blog though).

The teapot and cup are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.

owlhaven said...

Lovely!!!


Thanks for stopping by my place!

Mary, mom to many

Kelli said...

Your home is so warm and cozy! Your livingroom is beautiful with the tree and fireplace! It looks like a perfect spot for a cup of Christmas tea! Thank you for having us over and Merry Christmas!
Kelli

orgjunkie said...

I just love your teapot! Very sweet...thanks for letting me take a peek inside your home. Laura (orgjunkie)

Karen F. said...

Your house looks beautiful! I love the flocked tree in the entry!
~Merry Christmas from Karen at www.firstbrookfive.typepad.com

Mrs. U said...

Sooooo very pretty!! I LOVE the teapot and cup and saucer!! How lovely!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Heather Ivester said...

What a beautiful home! I love your Nativity Snow Globe -- I've never seen one like that. And I love how you display yoour cards -- thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

I love the red candles on the piano, but most of all, I love the Christmas teapot! Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Barbara H. said...

I love all the snowmen and the little flocked tree.

Thanks for having us over!

Pea said...

Thank you so much for opening your hom to us, I so enjoyed the tour!! Your home is so wonderfully decorated and I love all your decorations and tree. I collect snowglobes so I noticed your nativity one right away, it's just beautiful!! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! xox