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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Tour of Homes


It's finally here! Today is the day for the Christmas tour of homes, sponsored by BooMama!
Welcome to my home and I hope you enjoy the decorations.
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As you come up the front walk you will see these two small trees, lit up on either side of the door.

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Step into the back entry. My sister Cheri gave me this cute snowman sign last year. If you look closely you will see it's personalized with our families names.

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Why don't you stop in the kitchen and have a little treat? These are Sweet Treats. They are so good and easy to make. Don't they look cute? If you want the recipe, stop here at my recipe blog.
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I like snowmen! This one has a votive candle in it to make him glow.
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This is the dining room wall with a few Christmas accents. The little picture is actually a framed card.
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Before we go into the living room you can see my card rack. It's so fun to receive cards!
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No tour would be complete without one of Bob's carvings. He carved this little Santa a few years ago and my daughter, Laura had the reindeer attached to my birthday gift this year.
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Here are more snowmen! My sister Terri, painted these for me several years ago.
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This is my collection of stained glass angels.
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Here are the stockings. They do have things in them, just aren't overflowing!
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This is one of our prized decorations. It's a Nativity set that Laura made from clay when she was about 15. Do you see the sheep and even chickens?
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Last, but not least is the tree.
I hope you enjoyed your visit here. There are lots more decorations to see. Stop over at Boomama and have a fun time!




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42 comments:

He Knows My Name said...

love the nativity set! i can see why you cherish it. never gave it a thought but i do think chickens were probably there.

Perri said...

Mari, I love the color of your living room wall. Your house looks very welcoming.

Shelly said...

I LIKE ALL THE DECORATIONS.
PRETTY NEAT THAT NATIVITY SET TOO. SUCH TALENT IN YOUR FAMILY.

Kendrah said...

Thanks for sharing your home, it looks so lovely!

justabeachkat said...

Everything looks wonderful Mari.

Hugs!
Kat

Mariel said...

mari, that was a great tour! I love the 'sweet treats' too...my boys and I make them every year for neighbors and friends (and ourselves!). We especially love the 'mistakes'..heehee!

Joanne said...

Mari,

What an adorable home you have. Cheri and Terri can give me a gift anytime. What thoughtful sisters you have!

Merry Christmas Friend!

A Stone Gatherer said...

So beautiful Mari! Is the snowman sign Cheri got you made with tiles? You have a very talented family! From Bob to Terri, to Laura! WOW what great decorations!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Awwwwww I love it all! Can I come over for some Sweet Treats??? ;-)

This post makes me so happy!

Merry Christmas!

~melody~

Terri said...

Your house does look great!

Cherdecor said...

Everything is just beautiful! One thing that stood out to me is that you have a bunch of artists in your family!!!!! I love snowmen too! I took one of your pretzel treats on my way in! They are DELICIOUS! Thank you!

One Beloved Sister said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas. :)

Susan said...

Your house is beautiful; thanks for having me over! Merry Christmas!

Cheri said...

I love Laura's nativity- she did such a great job!

Kristie said...

You have a beautiful home. Very inviting!

Barb said...

That Nativity set is precious! I love it.

Carol said...

Bob's Santa rocks!

Thanks for sharing with us.

Merry Christmas!

Rebekah said...

Beautiful tree- and I love all your snowmen

photomama said...

gorgeous tree.

All My Blessings said...

Your decorations are beautiful Maribeth. I don't have mine all up yet, but when I do I'll have to post them. Tell everyone hello and Merry Christmas from the Potgeter home.....Kae

Lois Lane II said...

How pretty!! I want some lit-up trees on either side of my door sooo bad. Hmm...maybe when they go on sale after Christmas for next year... =D

Sandra said...

Beautiful Mari, I really enjoyed your tour :)

Renee said...

It is beautiful Mari! I love the little nativity that your daughter made! Precious!
Perhaps I will get all my pictures loaded for an ATH tour tonight! Sweet blessings!
Renee

P.S. Something is coming your way! Hmmm! What could it be? Love and Hugs!

Pat said...

What a great tour, and I didn't even have to put on my coat! Everything looks so pretty, right down to the Chirstmas card you framed in your kitchen. I also love the trees lit by your front door...so welcoming!

Leigh said...

I always enjoy visiting with you Mari!

Totallyscrappy said...

Those stained glass angels are pretty. Thanks for a lovely tour. Come on over when you get a moment.

Sandy Toes said...

Very festive! Oh my those pretzels and chocolate are to dye for! I have never made them but I have tasted them!
-sandy toes

Deb said...

Love all the snowmen!! Very Pretty

Lynn said...

Lovely, Mari! You have quite a crafty family. How wonderful that you have so many decorations that not only look nice but also have special meaning attached to them because they were made with love.

Anonymous said...

i like the snow on your blog! and the decorations are wonderful as usual :)

~kay~

Julieann said...

Everything looks so nice and festive--I am going over to your recipe blog now for the recipe:)

Merry Christmas!

Julieann

Growin' with it! said...

i remember you putting that shelf up on your wall and now look how cute you are decorating it for christmas! this was fun. thanks for letting us have a peek!

Nise' said...

You have some beautiful collections. The treats look yummy too!

Heather said...

I love your snowmen and the stained glass angels!

Ameratis said...

Everything looks so cute and pretty! I like the snowmen plaque/banner thingies ha ha Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Everything is lovely! Especially like the nativity set your daughter made. How precious!

Keetha said...

Thanks for the tour!!! Bob's Santa is GREAT and I also love the tall skinny snowmen.

Merry Christmas

Leigh said...

Its all so beautiful!

One More Equals Four said...

Love the nativity set, what a treasure. Your house is lovely! Merry Christmas!

Paige said...

Love all the snowmen! Thanks for sharing your home.

Best wishes to you and your family during this Christmas season.

Groomer Angie said...

Ok, I know I'm way late commenting on Christmas decorations, but I'm still going through all them. :)
I ADORE that Santa & reindeer your husband carved! Does he sell those?
I would love to buy one!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

It all looks great! I love how you redecorated the dining room wall for the holidays.