December 11, 2009

Holiday House Tours

Today starts the tour of holiday decorations on several blogs! I'm going to be participating in three this year. The Holiday House Tours on Hooked on Houses today, the Home for the Holidays 2009 tour on Southern Hospitality, and the Christmas Tour of Homes on The Nesting Place on Monday, December 14th.

I always have a hard time taking good pictures of our Christmas decorations. They only look good all lit up, but my stinkin' camera doesn't take good low light photographs. Please forgive it, the camera I mean... poor thing doesn't know I'm shopping for a newer model!

Our Chrismas tree! Lots of reds and greens.





The snowmen have been on my Christmas tree since I was a little girl. My mother made them. The candy cane is new this year. Kaia made it for our tree.

Another handmade snowman. The little snowman on the left in the yellow scarf was made by Neil when he was in Kindergarten.

Our mantle is a bit bare. I always say I'm going to buy some garland for it, but I never actually buy any. I can't decide if I want lighted garland or not.

This ceramic snow house was made by my grandfather. The "snow" is all glittery. It's hard to tell in this photo, but the door, window, and trees all light up.

My grandfather also made this ceramic Christmas tree. Several years ago, I lost the star that used to be on top of it. I've never been able to find a replacement. This tree and the snow house are the first things I put up every year.

These are some of our decorations for the holiday. Want to see more? Head over to Hooked on Houses!! There are lots more houses to tour!

And don't forget to visit The Nesting Place on Monday! Just click the badge below!


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