Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Tour of Homes

Boomama is doing a tour of homes this Christmas, and I thought it would be fun to participate. I love the Willow Tree figurines, and last year got this Nativity set as a gift.

Here is the tree, a complete hodge-podge of Christmas ornaments from years past. When I left home, my mom gave me all of the ornaments that were mine to start my own tree. I started the tradition of giving my children an ornament every Christmas so that when they fly the nest, they will have a collection to take with them too.

I have double frames that hold Nathan and Grace's first picture with Santa as well as the one from the current year. It's fun to compare them each year....

I love my piano, and it makes a great place to display my Christmas snow globe collection. I can't wait for my family to get here so we can sing!

Last, but not least, here is my fireplace. My grandfather made the mantle, and the bricks were hauled here to the Lone Star State from Louisiana. They were from the home of my great-grandfather and when my parents remodeled the house when I was in 6th grade, we painstakingly chipped all of the old mortar off of them, and scrubbed them with a wire brush so that they could be made into a new fireplace. You can't see it in the picture, but my parents had the hearth built the exact height of a chair so it's very comfortable to sit on. (In case you are wondering why I live in the house where I grew up, Trevor and I bought it from my parents when they decided to move back home to Louisiana)

(Here's a picture from last year that shows the entire fireplace):

Merry Christmas!


Dawn said...

Such a lovely and cozy home you invited me in to...Thank you so much! I really enjoyed my visit!

I collect snow globes too! You can see mine on my blog. :-)

I also collect Santa figurines and villages. :-)

Merry Christmas from Dawn in Germany!

Crystal said...

Everything looks great! The fireplace and mantel is beaufitul!

And I have to retract the last comment about my son not getting into water on your last post. Seriously the day after I posted the comment, I find him drenched in water!! He has now learned how to mash the water despinser on the refrigerator! He was soaked and there was a huge puddle in the floor!! I must have jinxed myself! :)

Nadine said...

Your home is lovely. Everything looks great. Have a Merry Christmas.

Tamara said...

Your piano & your mantle are so pretty!

Alana said...

I love that you live in your childhood home! Great job with the decor. I especially love the fireplace!

Living Beyond said...

It all looks lovely I love the nativity set.

Merry Christmas!

Nan said...

Thanks for the nice tour.
Merry Christmas.

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