Hey all !!
Since I actually had the camera in my hands again at Thanksgiving.. I decided I was going to try and keep up with the picture taking…( stop laughing)
Many years ago my mother in law, sister in law and I would go on the local Christmas house tours , We just loved being able to walk around in peoples homes to see how they decorated for the season.
Often the houses were in pretty fancy schmancy neighborhoods.
We would float through these magazine like places … dreaming of what it would be like to live in beautiful homes like those.
In fairness some of the homes on the tour were much much older, and had a more shall we say “rustic” look.
These homes were often on the tour because of some historical point of interest.. either way, I am not ashamed to say I LOVE being a voyeur into how people live…their surroundings and how they decorated their personal space.
So even though my home has not been chosen to be on my towns’ Christmas Home Tour… and … I do not live in a Fancy Schmancy neighborhood… nor does my home have any particular historical significance…(other than it is old)
I will give you the tour anyway…
So…Please take your shoes off at the door (that’s what we had to do on these tours… lovely grey haired old ladies at the door would give you a plastic bag to put your shoes in if you were a newbie and hadn’t brought your own.)
Let’s start in the Lady Den since that’s where I am right now..
I have tried to put at least one thing in each room that brings out the holiday season..
Admittedly this room is a little sparse on the holiday cheer..however I do have a small little clip on bird on the outside of the birdcage, as well as my cute little mod wire Christmas Tree.
On to the Master bath.
There is only one item in here that has any Christmas feel.. and it is the handy dandy all purpose tree branch.. that doubles as a Bat Tree at Halloween.. and an Easter Egg Tree at Easter.
I like the look..and the functionality.
Good Job Melissa and Martin.. Wedding Centerpieces that keep on giving.
Next stop the Master Bedroom.
Here we have Wino Santa.. I call him that because the only thing keeping him propped up, is a bottle of wine under his skirt.I know that sentence didn’t sound good.. but it’s true.
*NOTE that is his purpose.. Wine Bottle Cover.. I am not a Santa Sicko
A dear friend of mine gave me this cute holiday decoration many years ago and I just LOVE him.
Again, we have here another example of a piece that is both decorative and functional.
You may remember him being in the kitchen last year.. he’s found a new home this year on our dresser.
*Bottle of wine in the bedroom mere coincidence?… I think not ; )
Speaking of the kitchen.. let’s move on and see what we have waiting for us in there...
*Ooooh.. Shiny !
Also on the counter a new piece.
A snowman plate.. Love this guy..
I’ve mentioned before that Mr R used to play trumpet in high school…Perhaps I bought it because subliminally I think it kinda reminds me of him.. not to mention he was a steal from Home Goods..( The Plate … not Mr R )
I will tell you here and now.. I am an admitted Home Goods & Hobby Lobby freak. My addiction to these two establishments has gone far beyond my control.
I hear the first step is admitting you have a problem..
I don’t know….
I keep repeating over and over again..
I can stop anytime!
I can stop anytime!
I can stop anytime!
And just when I think I have it licked, some shiny object catches my eye. drawing me closer and closer .. sweetly whispering my name.. begging me to take it home.
I guess I’m doomed.
I won’t burden you any further with my issues.. let’s continue on the tour..
I am happy to say this urn is old…the Christmas ornaments are old..and the charger underneath is once again an item from Martin and Melissa’s Wedding that I have been able to reuse.
I found these two giant glass ornaments at Target..
There I said ..
I saw them..
I bought them
I am OK with it.
It is from Hobby Lobby… I really like the “light ” look of it.
Stockings all hung..
( Ever notice that the colors of Christmas are also the colors of the Italian Flag?)
Here we have our good old Snowman family..
Since Our fireplace is a two way style.. I have to show you the other side as well.
Speaking of looking natural…
I love the smell of fresh pine right by the front door.
Too bad the internetz doesn’t have Smellovision.
Back inside.. we have the sleigh that holds our incoming Christmas cards.. If you can you believe it we have already received our first Christmas Card !!
The Tax man … Thinkath ahead !
In the dining room…
Last but not least, We have a lovey new violin playing angel, and two burgundy candle holders..
While I love the way it all comes together to give the house a warm Holiday feel, it will be the friends and family that will gather here filling it with love and laughter that really make the Holiday special.
Thus endth the tour… as you exit the rear and begin to put your shoes back on please hand the lady your bag…
Happy Holidays !!!