Monday, December 15, 2008

2008 Christmas Tour of Homes

Boomama is hosting a tour of blogger homes for Christmas. It is such a great idea and I have had so much fun checking out the incredible decorating of the different homes. If you get a chance to visit some of them you, too, will be amazed at how talented people are in the blogging world.

Since I have already posted photos of some of my Nativity sets, I will show you some of the other decorations that are finally up around my home.





I did show pictures of my kitchen cupboards, but I wanted to show you that this is where I also display our Christmas cards that we receive. It's a great way to enjoy them throughout the season. Each cupboard door is actually wrapped like a package with one LONG piece of wired ribbon and tied in the front. After Christmas I will just roll the ribbons back up and use them again the following year.

The "real" tree in the family room.


My kitchen table display.







Mr. and Mrs. Claus smokers.



My smoker men. I love this collection. Placing a piece of lit incense inside will make them appear to be smoking as the smoke comes from their mouths.





My soldier nutcrackers that stand guard in the entry.









The mantle that displays Christmas paper ornaments made by my little sister.






Greeters on the sofa table.







Santa awaiting children in search of candy canes in his bag.







The living room with my in-laws Christmas tree and the Christmas train under the tree. I love all the colored lights that are already on the tree.






The upper windows in the sunroom.









Now you need to go over and check out some of the other decorations. You will be glad that you did. You will not have the crowds that one normally finds if doing a Christmas home tour!











18 comments:

Alice Grace said...

How absolutely gorgeous your decorations are! Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas! I love your tree, and the kitchen cabinet decorations are really unique and pretty!

YaYa's Funhouse said...

I love you decorations. I enjoyed reading your profile. It is "nice to meet you". I, too, am a registered nurse. Of interest to you seeing your NICU experience. YOu should check out my blog and see my new twin grandbabies. The were born Nov 20 at 31 weeks gestation. We were hoping they may be home by Christmas, but MD said today not to get our hopes up....Pray for them......will be stopping back to visit.

YaYa's Funhouse said...

I love you decorations. I enjoyed reading your profile. It is "nice to meet you". I, too, am a registered nurse. Of interest to you seeing your NICU experience. YOu should check out my blog and see my new twin grandbabies. The were born Nov 20 at 31 weeks gestation. We were hoping they may be home by Christmas, but MD said today not to get our hopes up....Pray for them......will be stopping back to visit.

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Dawn said...

It all looks wonderful. Everywhere I go, I wish we could sit down and have a cup of tea and some Christmas goodies and a nice talk!

Very clever way to display your cards.

PEA said...

What a fabulous idea, to place your Christmas cards on the ribbon on the doors! Everything looks so very beautiful, very warm and inviting. The trees are just gorgeous as well. Such a delightful collection of smoker men, I've never seen that before, how awesome:-) xoxo

Muum said...

love your Christmas stuff, esp the kitchen door / card display ! so cute!

Smilingsal said...

Oh, I spotted some new-to-me ideas! The Christmas card display! The wooden block greeting! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

Linds said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the decorations, and I think your cupboards are outstanding! What a clever idea!

boysmum2 said...

How cute and well thought about. I like the cupboards in the kitchen.
Everything is so pretty.
Merry Christmas

AJ said...

Your home looks lovely and wonderfully festive, thanks for sharing.

Midlife Mom said...

Oh everything looks soooooooo nice! I cracked up over the little smoker people, that is a hoot, have never seen those before! Great way to dispaly your Christmas cards too and you answered my question on how you keep the ribbon on the cupboard doors. Great idea!! I still haven't finished, I don't know if I will but that's okay this year. I refuse to be stressed.

We are having a nice snow storm and it's so pretty out. Will probably get 5 or 6 inches when all is said and done. I drove up to the stable this morning and the visibility was awful! My friend Ann called from half way there and decided to turn around and head back home. She has to drive about 20 minutes or so where I only have a 5 minute drive.

Well Dad and I just did some more work on the outside Christmas lights. Hopefully tonight everything will come on. We have been having an on going battle with them and I refuse to let them win! ha! I am going to try to get out there with my tripod tonight and get some pictures.

It sounds like you might be getting some rain. I watched the weather report and they were talking rain out your way. We got rid of all the ice thankfully with not too much damage in our general area. Some areas are still without power!

Take care my dear friend!!! Merry Christmas!

Carole said...

Lovely decorating! When are you coming over to do my house? Oh.... bring decorations too! lol Thanks for sharing!

palmtreefanatic said...

oh that was so much fun!
Thank you for the tour!
I loved the idea for cards, very cool! hope you are having a wondeful weekend!

Sue said...

Your house looks so beautiful. You have so many different and unique things and your kitchen cupboards are awesome. Have a joyous Christmas!

Wendy said...

Oh I had so much fun touring your house, I love the decorations. Thanks for the link...I'm off to see more.

Kelli said...

What a fun tour...your home is so fun and festive! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
~Kelli

nancygrayce said...

Your decorations are just so pretty! I love your table centerpiece...