In her column last week, Kelly the Kitchen Kop gave us a sneak peek at her home all decorated for Christmas. Kelly's post inspired me to grab my iPhone and take a quick tour of my home to share with you. Martha Stewart I am not, so our decorations are more sentimental in nature than decorator in style!
When I was growing up, my mom always took such great care to lovingly decorate our home. Some years, I feel the urge to decorate a bit more and other years less. This year was a great year for decorating, as Adam was a big helper and we hosted Greg's work party, which always inspires me to take some extra steps.
Here are a few photos of our home - I'd love to see yours too, so if you post a home tour on your blog, please drop a comment below with a link so I can come visiting. I promise to bring a tray of cookies!
Part of our outside lighting. If it stands still, Greg will hang a strand of Christmas lights on it!
We light up the whole neighborhood.
My favorite of our Nativity Scenes.
Our guest bathroom - I try to keep the boys out of here in December!
Our "Christmas Village" - We had fun setting out all of the pieces this year!
The stockings hung by our chimney, with care, and some of my collection of angels playing the violin
A few of our favorite Santas - can you tell musicians live in my house?
Our Christmas tree and an ever present guitar in the background!
Our Advent wreath - which is also a Nativity. This is not a very good photo of it, but I love it!
The boys' collection of Nutcrackers standing guard over the bookshelf!
My favorite part of our Christmas decorations - our outdoor Nativity. You will note that I have FIVE Wise Men (including twins!) and no shepherds - this is fodder for an upcoming post, but if you see any shepherds, sheep, cows, camels or other related outdoor nativity personnel for sale in your neighborhood, please purchase them for me!! I'll send you a check!! I'm not really in the market for any more wise men though...
Merry Christmas from our home to yours!!!
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