12.14.2012

{Home} It's Coming on Christmas...

Once again I'm linking up at The Inspired Room and the Cottage Magpie, as well as with the Nester for their annual Christmas tours of homes! It's always so fun to see how other people decorate for the season.

This is what I do....

First, start with something festive on the door....

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....which includes a wreath I make myself....

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...next up, bag that most iconic of Christmas decorations...a tree.....


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...take it home and deck it out with lights and special ornaments....

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...add some festively wrapped gifts underneath.... (I had a blast making snowflakes to replace bows on some of the packages...)

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...jazz up the mantle and coffee table too.....

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....find some honkin' big pine cones to bring a little nature in..... (I was so excited to have this pine tree near our house when we were in VA earlier this year - I gathered up a bag of cones and brought them home to use for Christmas!)...

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....complete the mantle with another homemade wreath....

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....add some lights with bows and greenery to the windows....

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....and bring in some childhood traditions - a "Williamsburg" apple tree...

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...break out the Christmas dishes....

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...try to keep the birdies away from the berries....

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....light up the orbs, yet again.... (they just keep coming in handy!) ....

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.... pretend we've got snow in this crazy-warm December weather by adding some crocheted snowflakes made by a special friend to the window....

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....add in a wooden nativity that I carved when I was in junior high....

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...and my childhood Christmas village.... Photobucket

...and don't forget to add reminders of the REAL Reason for the Season....

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The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined...
 
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.


Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.
 
Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7a


Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas...

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10 comments:

  1. your house looks beautiful, love your carved figures...

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    1. Thank you, Jenni! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  2. Your Christmas home is beautiful, Beth! Thanks for the great tour!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jen! Glad you enjoyed it! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  3. I enjoyed the Christmas tour! I love the real greenery wreath you made for your door! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you very much! Merry Christmas to you too!

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    1. Thank you, Denise! So glad you stopped by.... Merry Christmas!

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