Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Tour of Homes

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester

Every year, (for at least one year!) I find the bloggy Christmas Tour of Homes, usually hosted by Boo Mama, this year by the Nester, and love it! So, here is my own little tour. And because I am so good at technology, these pictures appear in no particular order.

My cute little Kitchen Tree. I love the little muffin pans, rolling pins and wooden spoons! So much fun!

Here is our "advent calendar" Some year, I will have one, Maicy wants one badly, but for now, this will have to do.

Oh yes, lets start outside shall we?? Ahem. I have no control over these pics! I would have tried to clean this up a bit, but it is only 3 degrees outside and the wind was blowing, so we snapped quickly and hurried back inside. (the chair is serving a purpose right there too, its holding that tree from falling in the wind)
Here it is above on set of cabinets. I love this area. I am really happy with how my clearance items turned out this year And the other cabinets... pay no attention to the glowing pink rock. My dear hubby was cleaning out the cupboard right below and clearly forgot to put it away. And I just didn't feel like it. My MIL gave me most of these pieces, starting the year Steve and I got engaged.
Here is our main tree... notice anything different than the last time you all saw it?! huh huh?That's right, my dear hubby "fixed" them! And yes, by fix, I do mean found the string that had come and plugged and magically plugged it back in and wha-la! We had light! I know, he is pretty smart that man I married. ( we won't say what that says about me) Here is this year's solution for Christmas Card pictures. I love to have them out, but get tired of taping them to a door somewhere. I did have this great idea that I found in Family Fun magazine using a tomato cage, but it turns out, you just can't find tomato cages at the store in December. Huh. Who knew.
This is my other "big" tree, and my favorite.This one is only 7 1/2 feet tall compared to the nine footer in the living room. I love the ornaments because they are vintage looking with bells and handmade stockings. ( handmade of course is code for a factory in China somewhere)
The best decoration of all, despite the poor camera skills. I love to sit and stare at this at night and just imagine what it was like that night so long ago...
Ah, I had to include this little gem. It isn't much and its only 20" tall, but it was our first Christmas tree. Back when we were first married and living in a basement apartment, that's all we had room for, or could afford really. I still love it. It sits in the perfect cut out of a wall on our stairway landing.
So, I hope you enjoyed the little tour. You can go to the Nester and find several hundred more homes to check out! It's just for fun, and maybe its able to get you into the holiday spirit!
Merry Christmas and God Bless you!!


Gabby said...

I love your nativity with the light and the little chair outside, it is so sweet!

alicia said...

Thanks for stopping by, Gabby! I am off to check out your tour!
Merry Christmas!

Faith Imagined said...

I love everything, especially the Christmas card wreath! What a fantastic idea!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted you to know that even though I am sooo far away now it was nice to tour your house, I just wish I had been able to help decorate it this year! Lisa