Saturday, December 16, 2006

Tour Of Homes

Welcome, y'all! It's BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes.

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

This year I decided to display our cross with the nativity sets. After all, the two of them go together. Jesus was born so that He may die for us. Thankfully, He rose again and lives with The Father in Heaven so that we may live there with Him some day.

Our Christmas tree has a lot of ornaments with sentimental value. My husband has many ornaments from when he was a child. When we married, we gave each other an ornament each year. Then we had our daughter and decided to just add an ornament each year for her.
My daughter and I made the star a few years ago out of cardboard and a paper towel tube! If you ever want to use glitter to cover a big area, I suggest using spray adhesive. It works great. You just spray an even, thin coat all over the paper and sprinkle the glitter. It goes on evenly and doesn't clump up!

I love this little village. The three houses to the right were gifts. I found the "one on the hill" at Michael's. My daughter picked out the horses and cart. We arranged the little trees to look like a Christmas farm. Guess what I will be looking for on Christmas clearance this year...

I collect angels, Santa's and Nutcrackers. These are my Kissing Angels. I made them when I was 11 years old. They have survived so far.

I absolutely love The Nutcracker. In fact, we went to a performance today. It was my daughter's very first one. I was in The Nutcracker Ballet as a young child, and have been fascinated with all of the music and whimsy ever since.
My husband gave me the Confederate Soldier one years ago. One day I would like to have a Union soldier to go with him. I like pretty traditional looking ones; they have to at least resemble a soldier of some kind for my taste.
When my daughter was about 3 yrs. old, she called them "Cracker Nuts."

We are ready for Santa! I made that applique stocking for our daughter's very first Christmas. (Notice I covered her name.) I was literally finishing the stitches late Christmas Eve. Ahh... a Mother's love! The funny plaid one is for the cat.

Thanks for visiting! I am sorry I don't have any freshly baked sugar cookies or gingerbread men. Maybe next year... imagine if Bill Gates could figure out that one!

Merry Christmas to All of You!

Jesus is the gift. You are the reason!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tour. You have a lovely home. I love your tree and angels. Merry Christmas.

Southern Girl said...

Everything's beautiful, Melanie! I love that big tree, especially.

Thanks for having us in! Merry Christmas!

Julie said...

Hi Melanie,
Your Christmas tree is so pretty.

I like your little snow village...we opted to keep ours in the box this year since we have our 2 grandkids living here.

Your nativities are lovely, I like the cross with them. Thanks so much for letting me stop by.

Merry Christmas!

Grafted Branch said...

I love that village! And I REALLY like that last caused me to pause and think -- and it's exactly right. ;)

Mrs. B said...

Your home is beautiful-especially love the color on your living room walls. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Tammy said...

Well, finally....! :)
Loved visiting your home, Melanie! It seems we have much in common with the sentimental ornaments and loving the Nutcracker! (I hope to take my girls for their first time next year.)
Your village is beautiful, too! :)


Linda Crow said...

Beautiful, Melanie! This was so fun to see everyone's take on decorating. Thanks for the tour!

Big Mama said...

I love everything. It's all so pretty.

I especially like your collection of "cracker nuts".

Susanne said...

Your home is lovely, Melanie. Love your tree and fireplace. Santa hanging on your mantle is too cute. I've never seen one of those.

Anonymous said...

Nice decorations! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful collection of nutcrackers! I have never seen that ballet and feel that I'm missing out on something wonderful. I even had the opportunity to see it this year and at the last moment was too sick to attend! Hopefully, this will be something I get to do!

Thanks for opening your home and sharing your memories. Truly beautiful.

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Anonymous said...

Love your home. My son loves nutcrackers too! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love the Kissing angels. Thank you so much for posting these pictures. Your tree is beautiful

Anonymous said...

I love those nutcrackers. The Confederate soldier is way cool.

After your Bill Gates comment, my word verification starts with "msn," followed by my initials, + a "w" (for the prez?).

Kelli said...

Your home is beautiful! I love your nutcracker collecton and your snow village is wonderful. Thanks for having us over!

Sarakastic said...

That has to be the prettiest wall color i've ever seen, your decorations are beautiful thanks for having me over!

Doris said...

I didn't display my village this year. I did something different on the table I usually use for the village, and haven't missed it like I thought I might...until I saw yours. :) It's beautiful. Thanks for the tour. Merry Christmas!

Jen said...

You have a very tall looking Christmas tree
Love your Christmas village
Merry Christmas