A List Maker's Life: Christmas Tour of Our Home

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Tour of Our Home

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester

Here's a mini visual tour of our Merry Christmas house highlights. Our Christmas displays are a bit non-traditional as I am not a big red and green fan, and those colors don't blend in very nicely with our periwinkle walls.

My favorite Christmas box to pull out and set up is the nativity. I love the Willow Tree collection and look forward to seeing each piece as I unwrap it. As you can see, the angels within the kid's reach are a bit haphazard as they get rearranged daily.

This is our massive concolor fir tree, courtesy of Hope College. It is seriously taking up a quarter of the floor space in our little living room. We don't have near enough ornaments to adorn the branches, but it is perfectly fine with me to just have its' lovely fresh scent in our home with or without added decor.

I love having my night light tree in our bedroom during December, it's the one holiday accent I miss the most come January 1.

We do have a wee bit o' red in our front entry way. The kids put their special messages in the Santa pillow for Mipsy to deliver when she heads off to the North Pole.

This special Santa was made of paper mache, by my Gram, and given to Kevin on our first Christmas together.

Our colorful, pencil tree stands in the back porch. It holds all of our favorite childhood ornaments, as well as the kids' treasures. Much to Gavin's disappointment you will notice it is topped with a candy cane bow. He has told me time and time again that a tree isn't a Christmas tree without a star. Guess I'll have to do something about that next year! The snowballs hanging in the window were a fun, but messy, project we worked on last week.

Finally, here is a small display of my angel collection. I picked a few favorite pieces to put out this year. I've also put a few of my favorite ornaments (that I didn't think would be safe on the tree this year) on the angel shelf.

Here is our countdown to Christmas chains - a long standing family tradition. This year's display board is a bit silly, but I couldn't resist hanging the kid's wish lists under the colorful illustration from David Shannon's Too Many Toys.

And that's how we've decked the halls this holiday. 
Merry Christmas!

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  1. I like the first photo, great use of lights with the navity!

  2. I love it all! It looks great, the only thing that would really add to your whole display would be some blocks....I think I know where you can get some too!!

  3. Love the beautiful angels....and your tree looks perfect:)
    Merry Christmas!

  4. My willow tree nativity set is my favorite too. your house is beautiful.

  5. Beautiful nativity you have...thanks for the tour...your home looks great! Merry Christmas!


  6. Very pretty decorations Katie, everything looks very pretty and quite lovely. I didn't know you liked those Willow Tree figurines so much. You guys go all out with the Nativity scene! I love how it was artfully rearranged in the next post too.


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