Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our Christmas Tour...

Here it is at last, what you have all been waiting on the edge of your seats for...The Christmas Tour...We have a small home compared to many you see in blog land or maybe it just seems that way since we have one open living area that serves as, Entry, Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Room...This year was so fun to decorate as most of my Christmas stuff has been in storage for the past 3yrs and this is also our first Christmas in the new house...As the budget for new decorations this year was $0 I had to spread what I already had over the entire space...Maybe next year we can add some garland for the doors and windows, but for now, here it is...

Our Humble Christmas Tour


The main tree was handed down to us when we married...As you can see I love the tacky tinsel look...Actually I was a little sad to see that much of the tinsel has shedded and I really need to get more...Also only 1 1/2 strands of tree lights are now working so we have some lighting bare spots that again will just have to wait...The ornaments on the tree are very eclectic as each year we buy a new one for the girls that captures who they are "that year"...Mic has everything from a wooden doll, to an ice skate, to an M shaped ceramic Cookie...Next to the front door you will see the 3 foot tree we used while the big one was being stored...I had hoped to put it on the front porch but it has been too cold and windy to try and set up a table and add some weights to the tree so it does not blow away.


The TV unit is still pretty sparse this year as most of what in the past went on there for Christmas is tucked safely away in my display cabinet (see post here) until lil Sara is older...Notice her Flamingo and she has laid claim to my soft snow man also...These 2 and a small 10inch tree, float around the house as she sees fit to decorate for herself....She is loving all the decorating and just adores any and all Christmas trees this yr.


In the other direction we have the entry table that leads your eye to the dining area...I think the entry table is one of my favorite Christmas displays again this year...You might have noticed my Robert Juniper print in now over the TV and has been replaced with this wall sconce that hubby and I got during our stay in Pemberton Western Australia when we first got engaged in Feb of 2000.

Another view of the entry table, this time from behind the counter in the kitchen...I love I can see my family photo wall from here also...The french doors next to the entry table lead into my "work room" which is currently just a big jumble of empty or half empty boxes...OOPS...


Turning to my right I have a great view of the living room and the Christmas trees from here too...You can almost make out lil Sara's toy corner to the right of the picture.


A closer look at my little nativity scene...No cloches in this house (yet) so making do with my cake server...This nativity scene I purchased on clearance for just $1.49 when I was only 14 yrs old...My family never had one and after I brought it home it was used every Christmas on my mum's side board until I left home...She had hoped when I moved to the USA I would leave it behind for her...Sorry mum...I simply could not part with it.


Some of my favorite pieces from around the room...I love the workshop Santa, as someone that works with toys he is right up my alley...The rocking horse is from my doll photo prop box, as is the golden up "thingie" (bottom left)...The heart bird cage is really proving very versatile to change with the season...


More random images...With no fireplace I had to get creative and hung the stockings on the side of the pantry next to the door that houses the a/c-heating unit...The Love pillow and the nut crackers are on the kitchen window sill...I love these pot holders with pine cones and cardinals on them...The angel is a stain glass wind chime that is hanging on the other set of french doors that lead to the back yard...and of course my pink pine cone center piece.


And of course we have to finish with the Tree's...Though I realized after I was done making this mosaic that I forgot the 3 foot tree...Maybe next week :)...Notice the lil Sara's 10inch tree next to the Teacher Santa..This Santa I purchased to give to my FIL one Christmas but just could not bare to part with him once he came home...Now my secret it out I could be in trouble....

I hope you enjoyed the tour and will come back and visit again soon

Blessings Kelsie

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5 comments:

Kari said...

Love everything!! Is that a pink tulle tree in the second picture? And what is the white wreath on the wall made of in the third picture? I love the nativity on the cake server! Everything is stunning Kels!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your home is lovely and all of your Christmas decor is beautiful. How wonderful to have a little one to enjoy the season with. Hugs, Marty

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Everything is so pretty!!!! That nutcracker on your table is so colorful...I bet it's a focal point.


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The Bransby Family Antics said...

I love it!! I haven't seen your nativity scene for years!! I'd forgotten how pretty it is... TRhe house looks great as always honey...Jordyn loves the pink tulle tree... no surprises there..xx

Anonymous said...

It is nice to find a web page where someone has a lovely home, and it is not a home that the average person can not live in and decorate. I have a home that is like yours; it feels and looks like home. Less is more! you did a great job, keep up the work. Tonight after all my Christmas baking I decorated my China hutch. I purchased a tag maker, went to the craft store and found gold glitter letters, a piece of scrapbook papaer done in burgundy print and then placed the letters on each of the tags; then to see them I outlined them with a black marker. I had green glitter twine from a thrift store and cut pieces and tied them to the streamer of string across my hutch. Merry Christmas!