Christmas Tour of Homes

Thursday, December 19, 2013

I was seriously debating participating in this year’s tour… Though it’s one of my favorite blogs of the year and I LOVE seeing everyone else’s homes, I felt like my house just wasn’t worthy this year.  I haven’t done anything new and my tree has looked exactly the same for the last three years, so I felt like I was just re-writing the same blog…

And then I checked in with The Nester to see exactly when the tour was this year, and I read her blog.  And she totally got me.

I don’t have a house reno to blame {that would be way more fun!}, but I have a busy baby and a busy husband and I’m just happy the house got decorated!  So, it’s not perfect and certainly won’t be in next year’s Southern Living or BH&G, but it’s still the prettiest the house has been all year.  What a perfect reminder of what a gift this season is…

So welcome, take a look around!

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Our front hallway greets you with my favorite area—the Christmas cards!  I don’t think we received a single card until Dec 10th which leads me to believe the late Thanksgiving threw everyone else off too!  Usually, I’m feeling guilty much earlier by all you organized people…

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We live in a narrow row-house, so each floor is pretty..cozy.  So when I decorate for Christmas, it feels a little like Christmas threw-up.  I love it!

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I do love the mix of the pinecones and the silver glass ornaments over the picture window.  I will probably keep these up for a month or two past Christmas…

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Tyler almost divorced me last year after using real garland inside the house.  It was worth our marriage to just buy some pre-lit fake stuff this year. Sort of.

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Charlotte doesn’t have a stocking yet… When I was growing up, we used the same stockings every year growing up that my grandmother knit for us, so I’m feeling some pressure picking one out!

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A patient gave me these beautiful bulbs that make the whole room smell heavenly.  I had a few girls over for a little cookie swap this week and I knew this would be the perfect centerpiece.  It was the kick in the pants I needed to finally clean off my table…  This is what happens when you run a small business out of your living room!

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And of course there’s the tree…

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I’ve done the same “whimsical” tree the last few years.  All green, red, and white ornaments with the exception of the ornaments we’ve collected over milestone years and on memorable trips.

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Of course this is what it looks like most of the time, thanks to Little Miss Grabby Hands.

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I love all of the warm light at night in this cozy room…

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One night a season, I sleep on the sofa by the light of the tree.  I usually feel guilty leaving Tyler, but with his traveling this year, I had my pick of nights.

The rest of the house just has little touches here and there…

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And that’s it!  Our little Christmas nook in this corner of the world… Muuuuuray Chri-mas!

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