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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  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.

  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

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

  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!

  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,

  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!



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