Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas at Our House

I'm so excited to join BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes this year. Last year, I loved seeing all of your houses decked out in festive fun, but I must admit I felt a little bit like a peeping Tom. At that point I was simply a directionless lurker, hopping from one unsuspecting person to another, yet having no blog to call my own. So, this year, it gives me much joy to be able to invite you inside and assure you that lurker or not, you are a very welcome guest in this home!

Previously, I posted about how one small trip to a Christmas wholesale store with my friend Bridget caused me to catch the vision of the transformation that needed to happen in my holiday decor. And although hubs and I've been paying the price of cleaning up massive quantities of sparkly goodness, we have certainly enjoyed every bit of it.

So, come on in, but be sure to dust the glitter off your boots as you leave to make sure you don't track it back to your own house!

Here is the entry way table that houses a picture frame for each of Park's Christmas card pictures from his previous two years of life. I plan on framing them each year as a tradition.


From the entry, you land in the living room where most of the Holiday decorating is housed:

And here is a closer look at the tree, which is decorated in all shatterproof ornaments, seeing as we live with the most endearing little two-year-old tornado you'll ever meet. Whoever created shatterproof balls for the Christmas tree was either a mother to boys or just an angel sent from heaven!
And a close up of the mantle with stockings that I will someday have monogrammed :


And here is the sentimental tree that Park has dubbed his very own, encircling it with his GeoTrax train to mark his territory:

The living room opens up to the not so festive kitchen. The table does have a holiday center piece, but I have to confess that I made it out of a vegetable tray. Next year I would like to find a table runner and possible add some more decorations to the kitchen, but my first goal is curtains! We built the house 6 months ago, but I haven't seemed to get around to that just yet.

And the tour would not be complete without a view of the Nativity collection, although I'm hesitant to call it that when two of the three are actually toys:) However, they celebrate our Savior just the same and remind us that "Without Jesus in the Nativity, Christmas just becomes lots of ACTIVITY."

I hope you guys enjoyed the quick peek inside our home. But for those of you who live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area or even Miami, I would love to invite you to come spend your Christmas at Our House. May Christ continue to take the "reign" long after the Christmas season fades and all the decorations are put away.

Merry Christmas, Y'all!


To visit more places, click BooMama's Christmas Tour Of Homes

33 comments:

Kelly said...

Your house is so pretty! I love your tree and the colors you used!
And your little boy is precious!

Kelly said...

Beautiful! I love the closeup of the tree... the colors are gorgeous. The idea of framing each of your little guy's Christmas pics is such a great idea... I may borrow that one for my girls' pictures.

Looks great! Merry Christmas!

The Eisele Family said...

Very pretty! I love the blue and gold. Your comment on the shatterproof ornaments made me giggle-as a mother to two boys I can totally relate. :) Merry Christmas!

inspired said...

What beautiful decorations! You house looks wonderful!!

Stephanie
www.homeschoolblogger.com/inspired

Lisa@Take90West said...

I love the blue and gold decorating! Your home looks great!
Merry Christmas!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Beautiful house! Love your tree! My friend, Kristen, saw your card & commented on how she loved the colors of it!

Jessica said...

Merry Christmas! I love your Nativity Scenes... toys or not! Those are the best anyways b/c the kids really learn from playing with them! Your home is lovely!

Fresh Girl said...

Thanks so much for the tour! I love what you've done with the decorations and appreciate the color scheme -- blue is my favorite color. ;)

I think my favorite thing is the entry way table/bookcase. It looks beautiful, and those baskets in the cubbyhole are great! (I know they're not really decoration, but I liked 'em so much I had to comment. *g*)

Merry Christmas!

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the close up photo of the tree with all the blue ribbon...that's gorgeous. And you just can't TOP the bottom photo. cute.

I have a slide show for my tour.
I hope you can get connected to view with me, if not, I have a few thumbnail images on my regular blog too.---

My Slide Show Tour

David Campbell said...

So pretty:)
Maybe you could take up decorating and your friend Sarah could do all the sewing?!?! I think you would be rich if you did!:)
No curtains?! THAT should be the first project in the Sewing Club!!
Love You!
Keri

Jenni said...

I love the colors of your Christmas! Everything looks just beautiful. THanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

I LOVE your entry table with the wicker baskets! I loved the colors on your tree, as well! So pretty!

ellen b. said...

Oh I love the blue and rusty gold combination! simply beautiful. Blessings...

Kids Cakes and Life said...

awe! I love your decorations! :)Merry Christmas my friend!

Southern Heart said...

What a lovely home...and such pretty colors for your decorations! Very elegant and pretty!

Merry Christmas,

Andrea

Monkey Giggles said...

beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing.

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

Shatter-proof ornaments. Yes, ma'am. Great minds think alike. Nothing breakable on our tree. Don't have to hit me in the head with the stoopid stick.

You have a beautiful home, Brittani!

jen at talking hairdryer said...

I love your house! Thanks for letting us have a look!

Big Mama said...

Love your colors and your nativity sets!

Lolly said...

Hi Brittani,

Thanks for your note. Your house looks beautiful! I love the blue, and Parks looks adorable on his rocking horse.

I found your blog a while back from Sara's and thought it was so neat that there is another Pops and Lolli in the world. We thought we were the only ones.

Don't know if you remember, but my Pops married Chris' brother. We saw them at church a coulple of weeks ago.

I hope your family has a very blessed Christmas.

Gretchen said...

I love how you paired the blue with gold, rather than (typically seen) silver. And...your home is so charming! And Clean!!! :)

Lindsey said...

Your home looks great. I love all your nativity sets. Your "little tornado" is adorable. Merry Christmas!

becky said...

I absolutely love your sophisticated color scheme and the sheen of the ribbon on your tree. Gorgeous!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I was a lurker last year too, so I am enjoying visiting and participating this year. Your home looks lovely!

Phillips Family said...

I love the color choices you use for your Christmas decorations...quite original and festive. Your little one is precious!

Queen of My Domain said...

Your front porch is so welcoming. And I think your tree is beautiful.

Mom22Boyz said...

Brittani,
I absolutely love how you decorated your entry table! Also, love the colors!

Thanks for inviting me in! Merry Christmas!
Davedda

Jess said...

Oh my goodness, is that a Veggie Tales nativity set? I love that!
Unfortunately, now I have "Where is my hairbrush?" stuck in my head.

Merry Christmas!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your home is lovely! Merry Christmas!! :)

carrie said...

Brittani,

Thanks for visiting my blog.

You have a lovely home, and as a mother of a young son, I am happy to learn that shatterproof ornaments are available!

And let me guess the Veggie Tales nativity plays, "O Little Town of Bethlehem"--am I right?! =)

His Doorkeeper said...

Love your home and your sweet little nativity! Your son is the cutest little boy I've seen...that face is precious! Blessings to you and your sweet family.

Katie said...

Your decorations are beautiful!!!

mwmuse said...

Thank you for the tour, from a lurker in January!