Sunday, December 14, 2008

2008 Christmas Tour of Homes

BooMama is hosting her Christmas Tour of Homes again this year and I'm happy to be joining in the fun. Let's get started!

The entrance and front door to our house. My mom made these sweet carolers for us last year and I just love them!

Our foyer - I've shown this tray and hurricanes before (here and here). I tried to keep the Christmas decorating somewhat simple this year since I am pregnant with our first child and don't have the energy to completely change things around, which is why I've just added seasonal accents to the hurricanes.

To your right is our powder bath - feel free to stop in if you need to.

As you come into the house you'll see our fireplace straight ahead and to the left.

The stockings from left to right are our kitty Jasmine's, mine, and A's. We don't have a stocking for the baby yet because we're waiting until he/she is born to find out the gender and we'll probably buy a stocking that is somewhat gender specific once we meet this little person.

This small Christmas village is on our end table. These pieces belonged to my Nana and Grandpa and last year they were given to me since my grandparents have passed away. It was very special to put them out this year.

Our coffee table:

The piano and front door in the background:

This nativity scene was given to me by my parents when I was a teenager. It has three wisemen and more animals, but we didn't put everything out since we're going for a simpler look this year. I kind of like the quiet peacefulness of just Mary, Joseph, Jesus and a shepherd.

Our Christmas tree, which we like to decorate with sentimental ornaments from our childhoods and the four years we've been married:

Just beyond the tree is our kitchen table and hutch:

We display our Christmas cards on this card holder that I found at Goodwill last year for about $2. It is from Target and still had the tag on it - I love finds like that!

Thanks for taking the time to visit our home and my blog! I pray that this Christmas season is especially meaningful and that you have many special moments with our Savior during this busy time of year.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 NIV

Blessings and Love,


Becky said...

Your home is decorated so beautifully. I love the bathroom decor! Adorable! Merry Christmas!

petrii said...

Your house is just beautiful!! I love that you have a teeny tiny stocking for your kitty cat.

I love you piano ~~ I have one too. Do you play? I love it!!!

I also LOVE your Nativity scene and your Grandparents village ~~ how special.

Merry CHRISTmas,

Trudy said...

What a lovely home to bring a newborn home to in March. Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

your home looks so pretty, I love it all, thanks so much for sharing!! Merry Christmas!!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

What a fun tour!! I love looking at all your Christmas decorations.

Merry Christmas!!

Faith said...

Everything looks great! I really like the stuff on your pretty!

PEA said...

Thank you so much for such a delightful tour of your home, everything looks so beautifully decorated for Christmas:-) Merry Christmas to you and yours! xo

Kiy said...

Everything looks so lovely. I like that you kept things simple yet still decorated the powder room! Congratz on your little bundle to come.

Merry Christmas, Kiy

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

THank you for stopping by and taking the tour of my home!!

Your's is so sweet also- Love that piano- do you play!?

Oh, by commenting on my space your name has been put in for a drawing for 1 of 2 giveaways I am having!!


Carol said...

Everything looks lovely! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing with us.

Merry Christmas!

Becky said...

Everything looks great. Congrats on the baby.

Kate said...

You have a beautiful home. I love the powder room!! Congrats Mommy and good luck to you!

Cassie said...

Love your home...Congrats on the new little one...Merry Christmas!

Gretchen said...

What a warm and festive home, laura!

Kelli said...

Your home is decorated with lots of beautiful Christmas touches! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

ellen b said...

Thanks for the tour of your home Laura and thanks for visiting mine. Blessings on you and yours during this wonderful time of year!

Carrie from said...

Great tour! I'm doing a linkup of Christmas home tours in Colorado on my blog today and included yours. I can't believe you went easy on the decorations and that included decorating the powder room! ;)