Well, I decided to share my house decor for the season and then my daughter promptly got sick.   Here it is, warts and all.


These are the seasonal blocks that I finally finished (after 3 years) thanks to a friend loaning me her Sizzix.   They also say Happy Birthday, He Has Risen, Hugs & Kisses, Happy Halloween and God Bless the USA.   I used to decorate my bookshelf like a mantel, but my 3 year old destroyed the garland last year & my 1 year old can get to it since I moved the couch in front of it.  Maybe next year :).


My advent wreath.  It did have evergreen branches from our tree but there were no needles left so I threw them out.


This is one of 2 steel stars my dad used to make 20+ years ago.  They are covered with tinsel garland & multi-colored lights.  I bought new tinsel this year in gold & purple to recover them and will use white lights.


I decided to forgo my normal Hallmark ornaments this year and use my “designer store tree ornaments” (i.e. the colors match — nothing else designer about ’em) and handmade ones instead.   We are also adding our Jesse Tree ornament to the main tree and my almost 4 year old is the decorative genius.  I’m loving it!


This lovely ceramic tree was my mom’s for years.   She liked it so much, she purchased a second one.  When my parents divorced, she liked the new one better so I got the original.


This is our simple table.  I’d normally have more on it, but my linens are in the heap of junk behind my couch :).   My older girl did a great job decorating the gingerbread house and had a blast!


Last, but not least is our stockings.  Since the couch is in front of the bookshelf this year, I put them on the side of the girls bookshelves :).

That’s it for our humble abode :).  Merry Christmas!



This post is linked to The Nester’s 2011 Christmas Tour of Homes and the Snoring Scholar’s Advent Wreath Link Up.


5 Comments on Christmas House Tour 2011

  1. Miss Charming
    31 December 2011 at 7:55 PM (11 years ago)

    Oh, I love your vintage ceramic tree. (My mom has a white one that I’ve been trying to convince her to let me “borrow.”) In the mean time I’m searching the thrift stores.


  2. Jenifer
    18 December 2011 at 10:03 PM (11 years ago)

    My mom has that ceramic Christmas tree and has had if forever! 🙂
    Jenifer´s last blog post ..Connected Throughout The Day


    jen Reply:

    I love it! My dad even found new lights/stars for it. I wish I knew where…


  3. Heather
    18 December 2011 at 12:00 PM (11 years ago)

    Hi! Nice to meet another Catholic mom on Gabby Moms! Looking forward to getting to know you a little better through this program and your blog! I like your Advent Wreath. Ours is kinda thrown together this year – I found a wreath at JoAnn’s and placed clear glass candle holders on top of it. So every time we light them I have to reposition the holders so that they don’t lean (or fall) too much!
    Heather´s last blog post ..Feast Days


    jen Reply:

    I haven’t had a chance to go through the list yet. I look forward to reading your site :). Ours is pretty thrown together, too. I can never seem to get it quite right…


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