Friday, December 13, 2013

Our Christmas Decor



I'm linking up with Kelly at Kelly's Korner for a Christmas Tour of Homes.  While our home is definitely not what you would call, spectacular with decorations, I think it has a very Southern warm and welcoming look.  I use to decorate from "stem to stern" but older age ~surely not~, lack of desire, or just too darn much work caused me to really cut back about 5 years ago.  We have wonderful storage but it is all located on the 2nd story of our house and we have very, very steep stairs going up.  And, steep, steep stairs and big containers don't go together very well after a certain age.  So, hope you enjoy my tour!

A welcoming look is very important to me all year long but especially at Christmas.
And, of course, to me the Fleur-de-Lis is so southern and you know I love all things southern. ~grin~

The stocking MUST be hung, even though at our house, they are not used, Christmas buckets or Christmas boxes are used in their place.
 But, nothing looks more like Christmas than the stockings all hung above the fireplace.

I gave the Dining Room a more whimsical look this year with the little "curly-q thingys."  ~that is a word isn't it?~

And, the sideboard has much the same look, cutesy!

And, little touches to the side table and coffee table.

I love my Mr. and Mrs. Santa.  I have had them for years and years and every year Hubby and I get closer and closer to looking like them. ~ho!ho!ho!~ Now, you do know I'm kidding!


I added a touch to the kitchen island that makes quite the statement.
 When I saw the red and green glitter sticks I knew I had to have them for this piece of pottery.  Makes me happy when I'm in my kitchen.

And, there's the tree!!  Yes, it's a tad bit on the small side but I love it.  Hubby, on the other hand, thinks there's nothing like a real tree and a big tree. But, he didn't get a vote this year, or the last few years. ~sorry~
Now, do know that the tacky cord showing in this picture is not like that in "real life."  I forgot to put it underneath the tablecloth before snapping this picture.  The Grans love my tree and hey, that's really all that matters!  Right?

And, the "Reason for the Season." 
About 5 years ago my Dad crafted our son, daughter and us this manager.  It sits by our tree and is a constant reminder of what Christmas is all about - Jesus, the hope of the world.


A happy weekend to you as you continue to celebrate this most wonderful time of the year!

11 comments:

Debbie Petras said...

I love this little glimpse inside your home. Of course, it is lovely and oh so festive. You seem to have a knack for putting things together and having them look so pretty. Merry Christmas to you and yes ...Jesus is the reason for the season.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Leslie said...

Loved to look inside your home. I think it's funny what you said about using boxes instead of stockings...that happens at our house too! Too much to fit inside those tiny stockings.
Your home is beautiful. Love the lime green and red.

Catie said...

Love all your fun decor- especially your front door!!

nolefan ocala said...

Your Christmas tree, front door and dining room are spectacularly beautiful along with everything else. Thanks for the tour. Loved Mr. and Mrs. Santa and the observation!! Dittos on baby Jesus, Emmanuel: God with us!

Debbie said...

I enjoyed seeing all of your pretty Christmas decor! But your front door is just perfect! I LOVE it! Enjoy your week-end!

Barbara said...

Beautiful, all of it. Love the explosion of color coming out the top of your tree! And what a beautiful manger with Baby! Thanks for sharing!

I have my own Christmas home tour scheduled for Monday on my blog.

Kimberly said...

Your home looks lovely! I always enjoy looking at your entry way.

Kelsea said...

I LOVE your decor! You have such great taste!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Looking so fun and so festive in your home and blog! The whimsical touches are delightful! And the sweet manger is so special!

Clotee S said...

It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.

Regards,
Clotee

BARBIE said...

I've always loved the way you decorate at Christmas. Beautiful!