Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Tour of Homes

I'm joining in The Nester's Christmas Tour of Homes. A bit of a warning before we start. I did not clean my house for this tour. I simply tried to take pics around the mess. So if you see any of that mess peeking in some of the pics, please ignore! ;) That being said, let's get started!

I'll start in the living room. I used our existing light fixture and turned it into a Christmas ball chandelier. (Just pretend that one of the light covers isn't missing, hubby broke it and I haven't gotten around to finding a new one yet. Remember, even The Nester says "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful!"

Here's our little Charlie Brown tree. It's got an assortment of ornaments on it. I don't have a real theme for it. The star is a glittery snowflake that I got at the dollar store. I love the red bead garlands.

Here's some garland on top of the built in corner cupboard. I had planned on putting more Christmas stuff in there on display, but haven't gotten that far yet!

Here's the doorway that leads from the living room to the dining room. I hung our stockings here and put balls along the doorway using ornament hooks.

Next is the dining room. Here's the centerpiece I have on the buffet. You might recognize the glittered/beaded fruit from that $5 thrift store basket. The candle is one of those battery flicker ones. (I love this so much and need to buy a bunch more!)

Here's the built in next to the buffet. I used to have this ribbon on my tree, but decided to use it here instead this year. I've been sticking the Christmas cards in the window frame.

On the opposite wall is the china hutch. I put lighted garland on the top and a few touches of Christmas inside (although it's hard to see that)

Next room is the kitchen. Here's the top of my cupboards. I just added a lighted garland to the stuff I have up there year round. I also added some red balls to the garland.

Here's a shot of my Santa chef. He sits on the little display cabinet above my sink.

I did take a few outside shots. I will try to update this a bit with some night shots if I can get them to turn out.

Here's the real evergreen wreath on the front door.

And you may have already seen the cute basket from the $5 thrift store goodies I put together.

Well, that's it for the Christmas decorations so far! I don't think I'll get really anymore decorating done this year. It's less than two weeks until Christmas and I still have presents and cookies to make! I'm hoping to get to those cinnamon ornaments on my to do list tonight, so stop by tomorrow and check them out. In the meantime, head on over to The Nester's and check out the other Christmas tours!

Happy Crafting!


  1. So lovely and some of my mess is peaking through in my photos, too!

  2. So unique and beautiful! Merry Christmas!



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