Thursday, December 14, 2006

Christmas Bloggy Tour !!

Welcome to our home! Many thanks to Boomama, for being our gracious hostess. We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season so far!

The first stop on our holiday tour is the little nativity scene that my grandmother gave me several Christmases ago. This is, after all, the reason we celebrate! I love the "uniqueness" of this little set... it is all in one piece, and love the soft glow. I have another one with "moveable" figures that the children love, but this one is MY favorite!



Here is our Christmas tree... I have alot of ornaments that I did not put on the tree this year, because I was trying to keep it in the "red, green, gold" color scheme.... now if I could just get the kiddos to leave it alone? Nevermind, I think that is next to impossible!

Next stop is our mantle! I found the big glittery snowflake in a cute little shop this fall and fell in love with it... I like what it added to the mirror! The pretty glittery red trees were a gift from my mama (who has great taste, if I do say so myself!) The ornaments hanging from the garland are red and gold... to tie in both colors. And, of course, Santa stands guard by the chimney. Aren't his skinny little legs TOO cute??


Above is the kid's Christmas pic with Santa this year. My secret to no screams?? They are both holding candy canes... shhhh!

Mom found this cutie pie tray while on vacation this fall, and I thought it was perfect for displaying these gorgeous antique red glasses


And these 2 little angels? (Well, MOST of the time) Only my 2 favorite Christmas presents ever! Why, yes, those ARE the pajamas I made (the ones that made me think all those ugly thougts toward my sweet lil' ol sewing machine?) Yes, the very ones. They did turn out sweet, I must admit. The things we do for these young'uns (to quote my mother, EXACTLY!)

And last but not least... our front door! Perhaps I should have put that first??

Thanks for visiting, y'all... Hope everyone has a blessed Christmas and a joyous and Happy New Year!

Happy Friday and
Much Love,

44 comments:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Your home is lovely- and the kids are adorable!!

Mama Lily said...

Everything is so lovely. Your mantle especially caught my eye. I love your blog and visit often. I thought I'd come out of lurkdom and post here. Merry Christmas.

Southern Girl said...

I just had to come return your visit, especially since you're my neighbor to the South. :)

Beautiful Christmas decorations! I especially love your tree. As I was telling another blogger, I like really fat Christmas trees the best, and yours is pleasantly plump!

And what cutie pies in their Santa jammies!

Merry Christmas and thanks for having us over. :)

ihmyours said...

Your home is just beautiful! I love the picture of your two cute little angels! Your tree is gorgeous, and I love the nativity scene that your Grandma gave you! :)

pamela
http://justthetwo-of-us.blogspot.com

Mommy Dearest said...

Your home is just lovely, especially the fireplace and that skinny-legged Santa!

Sarakastic said...

Every single thing in your house is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Mrs. Monise said...

Your home looks so pretty, your tree is so nice and full. Thanks for the tour I enjoyed it.


Merry Christmas!

Jenny in Queensland said...

What a lovely home. Thank you for inviting me over. Merry Christmas

Melene said...

Beautiful Home and Beautiful Children. May your Christmas be blessed.

Kim said...

You have such a beautiful and festive home! The tree and mantle are gorgeous...plus,the PJs are the best! I love that they are homemade by mommy! : ) Love that tray,too! Your home looks like a very special place!

Merry Christmas!

Kim

Laurel Wreath said...

Jennifer, what a lovely house you have. And I have to say that is the best Nativity set I have every seen. It is beautiful.

And the PJ's you made look awesome on your angels.

Merry Christmas friend!!

Mama Duck said...

How sweet. I really must go decorate now - all we've gotten decorated around here is the Christmas tree, yipes!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I love the nativity and your kids are gorgeous! Thanks for the tour and for sharing your decorations. Have a very blessed Christmas!

Susie said...

You have a beautiful home. My favorite is the picture frame with the children and your mantle. I love the red trees and the mirror together.

crickl's nest said...

Thanks for the tour...you have a lovely home and your kids are too cute!!

thehomespunheart said...

Lovely! So inviting and cozy - I love all the glowing lights! And, those pj's you made! Adorable. Thank you so much for having me! :)

Vee said...

beautiful decorations and home
Merry Christmas!

Susie said...

Is there anything cuter than sweet children in Christmas pjs? You'll treasure that picture for years to come!
Merry Christmas!

Tamatha said...

Ohhh, I absolutely love your nativity scene, that's just gorgeous!

Beautiful home, beautiful blog-

Merry Christmas!
Tamatha

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Wonderful pictures and your kids in their PJ's are the cutest thing ever! I love your tree and your mantle is just gorgeous. Beautiful nativity too. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us, and Merry Christmas!

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

Jennifer your house is gorgeous (love that first photo of the lit nativity...you know I love that!).

Your children are absolutely precious. I wish you a joyous and peaceful Christ-mas! :)

Owlhaven said...

Gorgeous nativity and sweet kids!


Mary, mom to many

southernbelle said...

Hey, this is Blair!! How are things? I see you stay busy, and I guess you have to. I'm sure those precious 'lil angels help keep mommy busy.
I just love those two's 'lil pajamas! I hope that I get to you all of you if your at your parents during the holidays. I'm sure I will be at Aunt Carolyn's sometime.
Just to let you know I keep you all in my prayers and I miss all of you. My mom and I speak of ya'll all the time and how we miss our neighbors!!! Anyway...I subscribed to blog and I enjoy reading yours, its almost considered my daily reading. I hope to see you all soon!!!
Blair

On the Journey to Victory said...

I just love your mantle. I always struggle how to decorate mine. Yours is beautiful!

~Betty~

Karla said...

Thank you for the tour, Jennifer!

I love the photo of your mantle. The mini red Christmas trees are such a festive touch.

BethC said...

Hey Jennifer!
Everything is so beautiful. I LOVE your mantle, it's my favorite!
Your kids are adorable in their Christmas pj's.
Thanks for sharing!

Susan P. said...

Jennifer, I am so HAPPY I can FINALLY post. I switched to Beta so hopefully that will work out all the kinks! I love how you have decorated your lovely home for Christmas. The nativity from your grandmother is just beautiful and I love how you added the snowflake to the mirror and the colored balls to the garland! The best part? Those two little "sweeties" wearing their Christmas jammies that their Mama made! Just priceless:)

BooMama said...

I promise that I could walk into your house and would know exactly where you keep the glasses in your kitchen. Such a beautiful Southern home...you are a girl after my own heart.

And that nativity scene that your grandmother gave you? Gorgeous.

Merry Christmas!

Michelle said...

Jennifer ~ Your house looks so pretty! I love your tree ~ The kids look so sweet in their pjs! I love it ~

Sarah is feeling much better, thank you ~ we need to get you a mailbox set up so I can post to you over there :o) ~ I will try to post a thread on TGR on how to do it ~

Susanne said...

Your fireplace is beautiful and that nativity is lovely. Loving those two angels!

Big Mama said...

I have been trying to post a comment all day!

I love your nativity. It is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. The whole house is just beautiful!

Tammy said...

Your home is beautiful and so very warm and festive, Jennifer!
I just love your tree! Truly gorgeous! And your mantel is so beautiful, too!

A very Merry Christmas!
~Tammy http://familydoins.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Just lovely Jennifer, your tree is gorgeous! I love the little nativity too.

Thank you so much for the card, I've sent you an email thankyou too.

Hugs

Kim said...

Lovely, My favorite is your Nativity, it is very peaceful.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Everything is just beautiful! You are creating dear and precious memories for your adorable children

MommaB said...

That nativity scene is incredible! What an heirloom! Oh, and the pajamas, too adorable!

Thanks for opening your home to the tour! I'm glad I got to stop by!

Merry Christmas!

Sprittibee said...

What a pretty pink template you have... and your smile is lovely... and your fireplace mantel looks so inviting! Merry Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful Nativity set! i wish I could find one like that.

You have a lovely tree and the mantel is decorated nice too.

The pajamas and kids are adorable!

I have a wreath on the inside of my door too. I agree, that we don't get to enjoy it otherwise.

Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Merry Christmas!

Cheryl
http://lifeismadeof.blogspot.com

I couldn't get this to post except Anonymously

Kelli said...

Your home is decorated so beautifully! I love your nativity scene and your tree is beautiful!! What two cute little Christmas helpers you have! Love their matching pj's!!
Merry Christmas!
Kelli

Barbara H. said...

Lovely home and decorations! I love that Nativity scene.

melissa said...

i loved the tour. the nativity is beautiful and the pajamas you made are so cute. i read down your blog and i hope your hand is healing. that sounds really awful.

Karen F. said...

Your house looks beautiful and I love the nativity.
I agree - Santa's skinny legs are adorable! :)
~Merry Christmas from Karen at www.firstbrookfive.typepad.com

Pea said...

Thank you so much for opening your home to us, I so enjoyed the tour!! Your home is so beautifully decorated, the tree is gorgeous and I love the way you did up your mantel!! Your children are just adorable, makes me wish my two boys were little like that again:-) Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! xox

Julie said...

The first stop on our holiday tour is the little nativity scene

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