Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Tour

 We have the tradition in our home that the weekend after Thanksgiving we decorate for Christmas.  We get our tree up and the house gets transformed.  This year Trigg was really excited as we got out the Christmas decor and he was a big helper!  Here is a tour around our house with our decorations...enjoy!
Our mantel is ready, with the "Merry Christmas" chalkboard sign.
All 4 stockings hung!

 Our 9 foot tree fits perfectly (with 3 inches to spare), Heather has been fine tuning our tree with a few changes every year, I really like how our tree turned out this year!
 I took a few close up pictures of Heather's work...she made most of the ornaments this year.
The berry picks and twigs crown the top of the tree!
Heather found these chalkboard tags and we added some Christmas cheer
 Her poinsettia's from last year got a splash of red glitter this year.
 She and the boys gathered these pine cones one day at the park this fall and she turned them into great ornaments!
 She wrapped old ornaments with these tea towels and added some Christmas words with stamps.
She tied these fun bows onto the burlap garland
We added a splash of color with the red ornament clusters
She filled these glass ornaments with burlap
Coming in the front door...
We put up garland and burlap bows on the railings...
It goes all the way to the top
Joy to the World the Lord has Come...we found this sign last year at an after Christmas sale and really liked it, the sign found a spot at the bottom of the steps!
We also have a small "kid" tree that holds all of our ornaments from when we were kids as well as new ornaments for our kiddos!
Trigg picked out his ornament...a train!
and Garrett got "Baby's First Christmas"!
We also have our nativity set up...
...and Trigg has his nativity, which gets rearranged almost daily.
Our small chalkboard sign and amaryllis blooms
Close up of the chalkboard sign
Lastly, "Noel" on our floating shelf above the couch.
And there you have it, a tour of our home.  We have light outside but when I took these pictures is was only 9 degrees outside, so I didn't venture outdoors to snap any of those yet.
We are ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!
Merry Christmas!