December 13, 2009


Christmas at Our House


Since the Christmas Tour of Homes is going on this week at Nesting Place, I thought I would deviate from my usual food posts.  I hope you don’t mind.  My hope is that it will give you a better feel for who I am.

I’m not a fancy person.  I guess it’s a good thing because I have three boys (and no girls) and they just don’t “get” fancy.  In addition, my husband grew up in the mountains of northern Idaho.  So over the years we have tended towards a more rustic look.  Not too rustic, but you’ll see what I mean in the pictures below.


Christmas Tree 09


This year we went with simple decorations on the tree.  I have some pine cone garland wrapped around it which you can’t really see in the picture and red ball ornaments.  We have lots of other ornaments, but we decided we liked the simple look this year.

Notice the tree skirt has a plaid border, pine trees, and a moose.



Christmas stockings


The kids’ stockings follow theme of the skirt.  They are hung on the rough wood mantle of our fireplace which has a stone wall surrounding it.  (This is in our living room.)



Christmas decorations-creche


The crèche is in our dining room and I like the way the manger is made of rough natural materials.  This set was a gift from my mother in law.  She had a tradition of buying one for each of her children they year they were married.


Christmas decorations - wall plaque


Finally, here’s a decoration that I found at the thrift store this fall.  I wasn’t looking for it, but I happened upon it and it was in great shape.


We do have some outside decorations and lights, but I don’t have a good picture.  What are some of your favorite holiday decorations? 


So pretty and festive!
sandy toe
Love you nativity set!! So pretty! Merry Christmas!
Your home is just beautiful. May many wonderful Christmas memories be made within its walls.

Our home is having an old fashioned handmade Christmas this year. I hope you will stop by.
I think my parents have the same nativity as you. I have lots of memories of setting it up each year! Merry Christmas!
Very beautiful!

Bee happy!
Your home looks so cozy!

You're invited to see my home too. Come by soon.

Thanks for showing us around.
Merry Christmas!
So pretty! I love the manger!!
Its beautiful! I love the photos - you have a lovely home =D.
I love the rustic look especially the stockings. Your decorations make it look very cozy.
Rustic and beautiful!!

Your tree is beautiful!
I really love the tree! :)
It looks lovely! I am stopping in from Nester's Place. To see my tour click on the 'Christmas 2009' Tag on in the left sidebar!

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