Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A little Christmas Tour

A little Christmas Tour

The Entry:

A Christmas village which my  daughters always enjoy setting up.
 With a tiny nativity scene



The Duke who was kind enough to pose for me.


The Tree
It's always real because I like how it smells.
We chose a simple red and silver theme this year. You can imagine I have a really lot of hand made ornaments from when the kids were little ( 6 kids)  but this year we decided not to put them up. Something different. Mary and I chose something more simple we went with all the red and silver things we had and many are from long ago, some the last few years.
I love the simple silver beaded garland

The Mantel
inspired by a picture in Southern Living magazine for Debbie-doos Holiday copy cat challenge,
posted about here

The Nativity
Now set up on that table to the right of the mantel.

I gave the Nativity it's own table this year next to the mantel.
This gave me more room to create the clouds with snow and lights behind for a heavenly appearance.

My mom gave me this set purchased from Avon some thirty years ago.
I love how they are all porcelain white figures.

The angels I purchased about 10 years ago, at a dollar store.
They are porcelain too and go perfectly with it.

A bit of Christmas bling in the Family Room

The kitchen gets a tiny bit of Christmas. The very little houses are really vintage, they were my moms.
I used to love to set them up as a kid.


And the Dining Room, which was the first room to get dressed and I posted about that here.



I still have a few lighted garlands to put up on the steps and doorways.
For the most part it's pretty simple this year.
I hope everyone has a happy and healthy Holiday!
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7 comments:

  1. What a lovely decorations of the house. I was so excited to see that you had a tour up. Will set up my Christmas decor on my condo this coming saturday. :)


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  2. Looks like you have it all ready to go for the holidays. Nice! The Duke with his holiday scarf made me smile.

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  3. Love it all! My faves are the blue vase with the white christmas trees!!! And your sweet collection above the sink! You have a PERFECT eye for decor!

    Thanks for linking up to my party!
    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

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  4. I want some of that white snow for under my tree. Where did you get that?

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  5. Hi Eileen!
    I am glad you stopped by and thank you for your sweet comments!
    I love the blue bottles and white Christmas tree! Duke is quite handsome in that scarf as well!
    Hope to see you again, Merry Christmas!
    Theresa

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  6. Your decorations are so lovely! I have enjoyed my visit - you did a marvelous job on the mantel!
    Hope you have a blessed weekend,
    Kathy

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  7. I'm stalking your posts looking for photos of Duke. He's adorable. He doesn't look like a puggle, what breed is he? I want one!

    ~Bliss~

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