Christmas Tour of Homes

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas tour collage

I’m on a race against the clock to get this up before December 13th is over!  After a great weekend in the mountains, my week started off with a bang with crazy travel (i.e. snow and cancelled flights in GEORGIA) and hosting a cookie swap tonight at my house.  Tomorrow holds a full schedule of patients and my Bible study’s Secret Santa party at my house, so the mayhem’s not over!

Anywho, all of the festivities translate to a fully decorated house, so I’m excited to share!  I LOVE Christmas and I love decorating for it, so I’m always trying to find the balance in having a touch of the season in every room without my house feeling like the North Pole.  As you know, we moved to a bigger space in July so I have loved having the extra nooks & crannies to fill…

There are the big spots like…

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The staircase…

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The living room “mantle”…

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There are the medium spots like…

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This mirror that sits at the bottom of the stairs… {I always display last year’s cards and gradually replace them as this year’s come in.}

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This window that hold my mistreatments… {A $2 bag of cinnamon scented pinecones from Michael’s and some twine… I seem to have spotted hanging pinecones in every catalog I’ve come across this season, so I think I’m on trend.}

And then there are the small touches I like to have sitting in the nooks & crannies, like…

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This $7 garage sale bucket that I a-d-o-r-e and always have filled with seasonal items…

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The ornaments set throughout the house…

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The wreaths… {$5 Coffee filter wreath as shared by Nester.  I soaked my filters in coffee and dried them in the oven before making it.  I love how the edges turned out…}

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{$3 grapevine wreath plus free tree trimmings…}

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{Magnolia leaves from the backyard spray painted silver…}

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The sprigs of Christmas tree trimmings throughout…{Back of le toilet.}

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{Our office—I don’t think I’ve ever showed it to you…}

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I have admitted before, I love this season for all of the right and wrong reasons.  But I also like to believe that my desire to have the decorations comes out of my desire to create a sanctuary for my family and my desire to carry on the traditions of love in which we both grew up.  And those traditions and love are all rooted in our love and celebration of a King, a Savior in the form of a baby.

Thanks for stopping by, visitors and faithful friends alike!  Have a very Merry Christmas everyone.

{Be sure to check out more great décor and ideas at The Nester and Kelly’s Korner!}

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