Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Tour

I so meant to join in with some of the Christmas Tour of Homes but due to my lack of preparation, I missed it. Sooo.... here's a tour of our home all spiffied up for Christmas. I wish I could leave it up all year long. I love coming home and seeing all the lights.

The first thing you see when you walk in the front door is my O Little Town of Bethelehem. I got this when Jay and I first got married. They had just retired it and I found it on my Ebay. I love to look at it when the lights are out and it's lit up.

I got my love of Nativities from my Mama.

I took some ribbon from The Dollar Tree and wrapped around these hurricanes. The peppermint thanked me for making their little home so cute!

Our dining room and living room are all open. Here's a few pics from the two.

The little reindeer were another Dollar Tree find. I think they're cute as a button.

I love this Dress-Me-Up platter so I filled it with these cute trees (also from The Dollar Tree, are you seeing a trend???).

Our mantle is pretty plain Jane but that's the way I like it. Jay's had his stocking since he was a little boy.

I LOVE colored lights on a Christmas Tree! I wish they showed up better.

From the lack of presents under my tree, you can obviously tell that I need to get busy with my shopping!

13 comments:

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Very sweet pictures. Love the decorating. Especially how the peppermints are now happy with their new home. Very nice! This is the first year we are putting presents under the tree before Christmas Eve! Don't worry, our tree looks pretty empty as well. Enjoy!

LeAnna said...

I love the way you decorate! And, I love Dollar Tree! I think nativities that have been in the family are so special to have.

Mama Hen said...

Jill girl, you are amazing. What can't you do? Your O Litte Town of Betheleham is my favorite too. So sweet. And the reindeer. I need to check out the Dollar Store more.

I love my notebook. As a matter of fact I am probably going to do a whole post on it. LOVE IT!

Mollie said...

Love the decorations. Nicely done!

RW @ TrueBeauty said...

I missed it too...Maybe we could start our own "Late Christmas Tour of Homes" :) I'm planning on posting mine this weekend!

Rachel said...

Adorable! Wanna go shopping with me tomorrow? ;)

Cindy said...

I found your blog through a comment that you left on Rachel's blog. Your home is gorgeous! The Dollar Tree has some adorable finds. I think the peppermints really appreciated you sprucing up their home with some cute ribbon.

BECKY said...

HI Jill! Your home looks lovely and I LOVE that you did it with dollar tree stuff!! The tray with the trees is so cute, and your tree is very pretty, too!!

You have a couple more presents under your tree than I do! LOL!!! I will finish up this week and do most of my wrapping on Christmas Eve!

Have a great Friday!!
HUGS,
Becky

Jeanette said...

SO festive!! I love it!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

That candy would not stay in the container if I was at your house... it would NOT be safe with me!! LOL

Mrs. Jennifer said...

Everything yo do is so fab!
How's the haircut going? Still great?
I am back, but went private, so send me an e-mail so I can invite you to my blog!

Mama Hen said...

Knock, knock. Anybody there?

Kimberly said...

I really like the peppermints' home! The hurricanes are so pretty! Stumbled onto your cute blog today... Happy Holidays!

Kimberly @ Attempting Creative