Sunday, December 12, 2010

Welcome to Our Home






I am joining The Nester on her Christmas Tour of Homes and Show off your Cottage Monday this evening. While I feel like I have thrown together this posting..I hope you will forgive me. Let start at the curb..we are in Texas and its a battle keeping the leaves racked up. As you can see we let it go this weekend. LOL. I didn't want my sweet hubby to get up on the ladder to string lights across the top of the house..so this year "less is more".



Come on up the walk, can you hear the water from the fountain? I love the sound of water, in the backyard I get to hear the waterfall to the pool, so when Mr. Charming bought me this fountain, well I was over the moon.



As you enter our home I hope you feel welcome..



Would you like a candy cane, four different flavors. Between Mr. Charming and our son, these usually have to be restocked often. I love Santa's, my first was one of these mugs a neighbor made me as a child. I have added new mugs here and there over the years.



Let's walk into the study where our main tree is..if you did not feel welcome before I hope you do now. Candi and Sammi are here to greet you.


This tree is one of several in our home. It has some really beautiful ornaments on it but if you look close, many tell a story.



Lots of silver, gold, crystal and a pop of color here and there.









See our hedgehog? He lets us remember our son's hedgehog "Sonic".


We have several elephants on the tree..I buy one each year..they say "an elephant never forgets" these elephants remind me of my mom and dad who passed 6 years ago. My mom collected elephants and now I celebrate with them on our tree.



See that OLD tiny stocking? That was given to my parents for me when I was just 3 months on for my first Christmas.



And while I love the egg ornament, check out that old metal bell. It still jingles, I have three of them that were from my grandmothers tree.




This is one of the feather wreaths I make..its a deep brown one and after I took the photo I traded it off with a hunter green one..I think it looks much better. The candles have ribbon wrapped around them to give them some holiday bling!




I love seeing the reflection of the tree in the mirror, here are a few little jars I made..I am sure you have seen them around blogland, I think many people made them.





ok..lets move on..as we pass the stairway and all the stockings waiting for Santa..



I told you I like Santa's!!




Here is the tree in the family room, where we spend a great deal of time.








Here is my fireplace..its a thorn in my side, but its on "the list" for a redo..lol Until than, we work with that white brick!














This is the nativity that I remember as a child..its not fancy, its not huge..except on great memories. (Notice the elephant lamp, that's my mom's)



Santa's in the bookcase..



My coffee table decor..guess I should have lit the candles..



Lets head to the kitchen..






How about coffee, tea or hot chocolate?



Love my old Santa on top of the fridge.


Lots of baking and candy making goes on in our kitchen!



Thanks for dropping by.. you'll have to see the rest of the house on a later posting because this elf has to wrap gifts. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
ohhh here a preview of what I am working on in the dining room..tune in later this week..








































2 comments:

Shelia said...

Oh, how beautiful your home is all decorated for Christmas! What cute little doggies, too! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Jorgelina said...

Merry Christmas !