Boo Mama has a Christmas tour if you want to see a ton of decorated homes. And, if you want to see more you can go visit here at tip junkie or you can also check out Hooked on Houses or here at Internet Cafe Devotional, or go see Kimba at A Soft Place to Land. Welcome to our home. Please leave me a comment at the end of the tour. I would love to hear from you and be able to visit you as well. I really do love making new friends.
A closeup of our new outdoor lights. I'm not missing those old brass ones at all.
Come on in.
My husband took these pictures for me. I hope you enjoy some of our Christmas decor. I didn't quite get it all up this year and I got rid of tons.
I love our tree. I used to have all glass Santa ornaments. Now I'm on the hunt for glass nativity ornaments. I found some great ones on sale after Christmas last year.
A closeup of the presents. I love to have a new theme every year. New wrapping paper, ribbon, and hand made tags. (Don't worry...we have some great places around here to buy a jumbo roll of paper and ribbon inexpensively.)
A few of the Santas I have left. I didn't put them all out this year.
This is our scarey Santa at least according to Steph. Larry hides it around the house so Steph can be surprised by him. She thinks no Santa should have purple pants and a court jester wand. Maybe she is right but it is funny.
The jars that are on my kitchen counter this year. (My husband moved them to the table for the picture.)
Dining room table close up.
Dining room table.
Dining room window.
Family room advent tree. I think I better catch up on hanging the ornaments.
The whole corner.
I love nativity scenes and have started collecting them from all over the world. I also like vintage...the real and reproductions. This feather tree has ornaments I inherited from my grandmother and one vintage ornament that Candice bought for me in Kentucky when she lived there. Looking and decorating this tree each season brings back happy memories of visiting my grandparents at Christmas time. I also have reproduction bubble lights around my front door just like the ones my grandparents had on their tree.
Some more of my nativity scenes from Brazil, Guatemala,Africa, etc. The all white one my sister made for me a year or two after I got married. The single "Mary," next to the white cow, Marissa gave to me when she was little. I don't know who would sell just one piece of a nativity but she was so excited for me to open it on Christmas day. She spent all her money and even got a loan from her sisters. I have grown to really love that little Mary. It is like the widow's mite for me. Every Christmas eve when the kids reinact the birth of Christ, Mary is posed like the Mary in that figurine. Memories!
This little scene is from Mexico.
The one on top my parents brought back for me from Africa. The one on the bottom we bought a ton of one year. We gave them to our neighbors door bell ditching a different piece every night until on Christmas Eve we delivered the baby Jesus in person.
Merry Christmas Every One! I hope you enjoyed my little tour. Here are more pictures if you want to see them.