Monday, December 15, 2008

Welcome To Our Home!

Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I've done for Christmas this year. A special "Thank You" to Heather at Pretty Petals for hosting this fun party!

This is a look at a corner of my living room. I have to admit to you that my Christmas decorating stays mainly in the living room. I did extend it a little to the kitchen area this year but for the most part the living room is where it stays.

This is a favorite Santa that I bought. He had a fun bottle brush tree in his hands but he was red. So...I took out my handy paint brush with some pink paint and he turned out just like I imagined he would.

In the background you can see a sweet vintage Santa dressed all in white.

These tiny angels are some of my favorites.

Here is a collection of angels in one of my cabinets. I actually leave these out all the time.

Next I decorated the top of my piano. While out estate shopping one year I found a nativity scene that I just loved. The pieces were a bit bigger then most, and it was only $5.00. I had every intension of selling it but it just never got out of the house.

Next to that I have a little village where my Pinecone Men live.

This year I decided to make a garland with Bingo Cards. I have an addiction for these little things so I might as well put them to use.

One of my favorite things to put up every year is from my sister-in-law. A beautiful wreath made from vintage ornaments.

This year our tree was decorated in vintage Christmas balls. We usually have other ornaments on the tree but this year was different. One tradition we have is every year I take my son out and he picks an ornament for the tree. It is usually a Hallmark ornament. When he was little they started out being from the Peanuts line and last year they went to the Nintendo ornaments. I guess I can see him aging every year, when I look at his choices.

A few years back one of my son's teachers had some items from her grandfather's estate. She set up a little gift area where the children could pick an item that they could give to their parents for Christmas. These sweet elves are what my son chose.

And lastly, a few little items in my kitchen, nothing too fancy.

Thank you so much for stopping by my home. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


Lori said...

thanks for sharing your pretty little Christmas!!! your home looks so festive, merry, and sweet...LOVE LOVE LOVE the gorgeous wreath!!!

laurie- magpie ethel said...

Love the holiday show and tell. Your house looks wonderful. Cute the little santa that you repainted. I hope to post some photos of my house soon...especially with the weather and being home-bound!

Zita- Mlle Magpie said...

Your home is just beautiful. I also LOVE your gorgeous wreath!

Anonymous said...

so warm and the bingo cards and wreath!

texasdaisey said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOO, your Christmas tour is so pretty. What a beautiful blog. Debbie

Anonymous said...

Pretty little angels, and gorgeous vintage ornaments! Really nice collection!

Miss Sandy said...

Awww, I want to spend Christmas with those adorable pine cone men in their tiny glitter Christmas cottage! I LOVE that wreath! Merry Christmas!

Jean said...

Another beautiful Christmas home tour. Thanks for sharing.
Jean in Virginia

Fete et Fleur said...

The wreath is so very pretty! Your home is so very festive. I could spend hours looking at all your lovelies.

Merry Christmas!

Marilee said...

Your decorations are all so lovely. Thank you for sharing. I particularly love the birthday angels and wreath and well, just about everything else!
Merry Christmas,

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Ohh I love your home! You have so many pretty things and I LOVE those vintage ornaments!

Thanks so much for joining the party and hope you have a very Merry Christmas! xoxo Heather

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Your house looks magical, love the pink wreath..Gorgeous!
Happy Holidays,

cherished*vintage said...

Oh Debbie I love your home! Your tree looks so pretty with all old ornaments. Love the Napco angels too. Oh, and the wreath your sister-in-law made is truly fabulous! Have a Merry Christmas!!

Secondhandrose said...

I really like the wreath and your little pinecone men! Thanks for sharing. Come for a visit.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your Christmas decor is beautiful; I especially like all the vintage touches!
Merry Christmas!!

jessica Enig said...

What a gorgeous blog! So happy I found it!

Beth said...

Everything looks so lovely and I love all the vintage ornaments especially the wreath. What a great gift!

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness! I love all of your wonderful Christmas decorations! I love all the vintage angels. You have such fun things! Love your style!

hugs, Sharon

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Everything is lovely...what a fab wreath!

rosechicfriends said...

I really enjoyed seeing your beautiful Christmas goodies! Just charming!

Christmas blessings...Lorena

brenda sue said...

Hey Deb, your house looks beautiful, and your decorations are wonderful. I am curious about that nativity scene. Did Mom and Dad have one like that when we were growing up? Because the wise man looks sooo familiar and so does the shepherd!

Tutti Chic said...

Absolutely beautiful Christmas Decor! Thanks for the Holiday tour~Great post! :) Chris

Maison Douce said...

Oh, Debbie, everything looks beautiful!! You really have an amazing talent! Stay warm!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Debbie, your home is just gorgeous! I love all of your beautiful collections and how you have everything displayed. Just adorable!! I have never seen the vintage elves that you have in your last photo. They are cute with their round bellies. The elves your son picked out are some of my favorites. Very sweet of the teacher to offer the things to the children to pick from. I love that!

What do you use for the snow in your displays? One of my favorite things is the cloche with the house and the pinecone man. You are just too good! And that garland? Wow! I could go on and on and on...but will stop and wish you all the best this Christmas!


Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful home! Love all your decor and collections!

The Rustic Victorian said...

How lovely and warm your home is, with your Chritmas up. I wish for you a very happy new year.