Welcome to a Christmas tour of our home. Come on in and take a peek at some of our family's favorite decorating traditions!
I made a simple centerpiece for the dining room table by filling a basket with potpourri, pinecones and various greens I snipped from around the yard. I like this because I can change out the filling in the baskets with the seasons. I love décor that multitasks!
I decorated a small tree for a space between the dining room and kitchen. It stands opposite our woodburning stove. I keep this tree very simply decorated with strung popcorn and cranberries, a string of candle lights, and homemade gingerbread.
The back of our fireplace mantle is lined with greens cut from our backyard and the centerpiece of it it is a painting by Bougereau called Innocence. I found Hannah singing Mary had a Little Lamb in front of the painting one day and thought this was a neat connection she’d made!
I picked up this rustic- looking woodland Nativity set after Christmas last year. I used holly and juniper from the yard to set a woodsy backdrop for it.
The China cabinet has been in my family for many years. On it are some woodcarvings my Dad made many years ago. He was a very talented craftsman who joined my mom in heaven this past April. He is really going to be missed on this first Christmas without him! He hand painted the Santa with such detail. I wish I was a better photographer so I could capture the loving care that went into it.
Since I spend so much time at my kitchen sink, especially at the holidays, I had to include a shot of how I decorated the window there! The garlands lining the tops of the kitchen cabinets have white lights and pine cones and red berries to make them look festive for the season.
I hope you enjoyed this stroll through our Christmas home. I should be posting a picture of our big tree decorated in the living room sometime in the next week, so do stop by for another look! And don’t forget to check out the other Christmas tours here.