Sunday, December 7, 2008

Looking a lot like Christmas

I've decided to join the Open House over at A Soft Place to Land; also, if you're visiting from BooMama's Tour of Christmas homes, WELCOME to my blog! I'm thrilled that you all stopped by! I posted this earlier this month, and hope you enjoy my little Christmas corner! Be sure and visit all the other sites at the Open House and on the Christmas tour - you will see some truly amazing decorating!!

I thought I would post some of the photos I took today of my inside Christmas decor. This is our first year in this house, and I have a new tree (9 feet tall!!) and a few other new things. It's funny, because I haven't been feeling well (I have severe anemia right now), so I've really scaled down from what I INTENDED to do. However, when I look around and look at the photos, I can't believe I thought I would do more than this!

Here is a little peek into my home:

When you first walk in the front door, this is the floor in front of you. This was a $5 garage sale find that I LOVE!!!!

Looking up a bit, here's the overall view from the front door:

My nativity set is the focal point on the entryway table. I bought the figurines many years ago from my brother during a school fundraiser. For some reason, this seems a bit amusing.

Here is the monster 9' tree! I got this for only $10 at a garage sale. It is missing one of the smaller branches, but you can't really tell once it's all set up and decorated.

And I really love my fireplace. My son is very into nutcrackers, so we have a few of those. The rest are in his room, and he keeps them on display year-round.

Another of my new acquisitions is my "elf." He's from the Drolleries collection by DEMDACO (which are apparently worth their weight in gold!). We got him at a silent auction because I just couldn't resist - especially when I got him for only $40!

I just love garlands and bows! While I've done the stairwells, I have SO much more next year, it just might look like the North Pole in my living room! :-)

And just one is the area over my desk in the entryway. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.....

We haven't even been into the dining room or the downstairs! Scary, eh?? I really love Christmas. I just wish I had more time, energy, and money to really go all-out! :-)

Hope you enjoy the photos. I'm still learning how to post them properly. If anyone knows how to keep Blogger from putting every photo at the start of the post, I would appreciate the tip!!

Merry Christmas!!!!!!


Doré said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from SITS.
Your decorations look great. I got pics up of my house a few days ago.

I also don't know how to get Blogger to put the pics anywhere but at the top. It is soooo aggravating!!

Bonita said...

I enjoyed stopping by your lovely home. I'm so glad you included information about all the deals you got on your decorations. I enjoy reading about thrifty finds. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Mommy of M's said...

If you get any suggestions telling you how to get pictures anywhere but the top let me know! AARRGGHH!

Anonymous said...

I love your great finds! Garage sales are the best!! Merry Christmas!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Your elf is so cute! I'm a bargain shopper too so I loved hearing about where you got your cute things!


Kimba said...

Thanks for linking up! Your home is beautiful and so are your Christmas decorations. Love those thrify finds!

Merry Christmas,

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have come to visit via Kimba's blog. Your decorations are lovely.
I hope you'll visit soon. I am having a giveaway on Friday.

Totallyscrappy said...

Fabulous tree!
I just posted a little POSTChristmas tour over at my place.