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.
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.
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.)
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.
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?
Our home is having an old fashioned handmade Christmas this year. I hope you will stop by.
You're invited to see my home too. Come by soon.
Thanks for showing us around.
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