If you are reading this and wondering why on earth this post is so wonky, well, join the club. The formatting demons are after me today, and I am too tired and hormonal to deal with it. I promise to come back this afternoon or evening and try to straighten it out. In the meantime, feel free to go look at someone else’s beautiful Home Tour post that doesn’t give you vertigo. I understand.
Okay, y’all, today is the day to check out everybody’s beautiful decorations! And I hear that some people are even getting into the spirit with refreshments! The grand poo-bah of the Tour is Mrs. BooMama, of course – and at the end of her tour is the whole list of linkies to see everyone else who is participating today. Is there any better way to spend a nice, quiet, Friday morning?
When you come in our front door, you are standing in front of those stockings you see in the background. (Add that to the new-house wishlist: a fireplace with a real mantle!) Our couch and loveseat are arranged in an “L” and the two end tables are luckily high enough that NewDotBaby can’t quite reach the tops, so they were a safe surface to decorate.
Across the room from the loveseat is our media armoire. I put my Demdaco “Willow Tree” nativity scene there, along with a candle, book, and wicker star. I have a couple of other nativity sets, but since the coffee table is off limits from breakables for a few years, this is the only one I had space to display. (Well, except for the Little People nativity that NDB has been chewing on for about a month!)
To the left of the armoire is our Christmas tree. I know it’s a little unconventional, but this year we have a smallish artificial tree (our beautiful, large, artificial tree was lost in our apartment fire; and next year we want a real, live tree for our first real, live house) and it’s perched on top of NDB’s leather table (the better to preserve the ornaments from little fingers, my dear). We have several gifts under the tree, but far more are under the table. NDB is very interested in the shiny paper and bows, and the only way to preserve them is to keep them out of sight! The wicker toy basket is there because if he can get belly-up to the table, he can reach too many things. :0)
Behind, and to the left of, the sofa, is a large bookshelf. The top is semi-decorated with a few snowmen, a snowman “Do you see what I see?” plate, and a candle.
I decorate various doorknobs in the house with little doo-dads.
This bookshelf is right next to the kitchen. I have a teapot-for-one, an acrylic snowman plate, and our Christmas card display here. (It’s a wire “Christmas tree” with those coils to hook cards into. Although, I must say, I was just enchanted with BooMama’s new tradition of displaying their Christmas cards on an artifical tree. I think I just decided what we’ll do with our dinky fake tree next year!)
I hope you enjoyed my little home tour! Grab a cookie on your way out, and head on over to the next house on the list!