2011 Christmas Home Tour
It’s been four years since I participated in a blogland Christmas tour of homes so I thought it would be fun to do it again. So come on in and welcome to my house!
This could be a long one so how about I start by offering you two of my favorite things. A cup of delicious Earl Grey Vanilla tea (so good!) in my fancy Regis and Kelly mug (I saw the show LIVE in October!). Sit back and relax and off we go :)
This morning we woke up to a glorious hoar frost (I live in Alberta, Canada). It’s absolutely stunning to see. All the trees glistening in the beautiful sunshine. Gosh it never gets old to me.
When you first come to my door you’ll be greeted by my new sparkly wreath (are you sensing my love for the sparkly yet?). I hung it up using the coolest product. The Zip ‘n Hang. Flexible lines go over the corners of your door and hold up to 20 lbs with the wreath hook attachment. No hassles closing the door makes me a happy girl :)
As you enter you’ll see one of my favorite Christmas decorations…my stuffed snowman hanging on the banister railing. He’s so cute!
Are you getting hungry? Perhaps you’d like a snack? These Mini Cherry Cheesecakes are to die for. And if you know I’m making it, you know it’s got to be easy :)
I purged so many Christmas decorations this year and really tried to only keep my absolute favorite things. One of those is our village scene which we absolutely love when it’s all lit up.
Time for another treat. How about some yummy Butter Tarts?
Whenever I visit someone’s home at Christmas I always gravitate to the Christmas tree to look at their ornaments. Each tree is so unique and tells a story all by itself. It fascinates me. I like to call our tree a Hallmark tree because we buy the kids a new ornament each year and they are taking over the tree! (my kids are 14.5, 12 and 6). I still get to sneak a few of my homemade ornaments on though in amongst all the others.
We’ve used the same popcorn strands on our tree for years. We just seal them up real good and bring them out year after year.
And our newest ornament from our trip to Siesta Key, Florida this year:
Definitely time for another munchie. This time I’ll serve up some “can’t eat just one” Chocolate Pretzel Bites:
Our lovely angel tree topper was made for us by my mother in law.
Each year I purchase a couple of things that really say Christmas to me. It starts with these awesome smelling cinnamon scented pinecones from Walmart. I love the way they smell up the whole house :)
The other is a Poinsetta that I get through a school fundraiser. Can you believe that this Poinsetta only cost me $20.00, it’s huge!
Oh speaking of plants, I forgot to show you what my hubbie picked up for outside our house this year.
Because nothing says Christmas like a light up palm tree :)
Totally cracks me up!
My youngest son got the Star Wars count down calendar this year and thinks it’s the best thing going! What tour of homes would be complete without seeing this…lol.
The rest of us however enjoy lighting our advent candle ring each night to count down the days (this picture was taken last year). I purchased it a year ago from Ann Voskamp of A Holy Experience. Her teenage son makes them (although I’m not sure if he still does). So peaceful.
Finally I want to share my nativity scene with you because after all Jesus is the reason for the season!
Well I think it must be time for me to go. I’m getting sad doggy eyes from my sweet girl who is waiting patiently to play.
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit!!!
I hope you and your family have a beautiful and delightful Christmas!!
Linking up to:
2011 Christmas Home Tours ~ @ The Inspired Room
2011 Christmas Tour of Homes ~ @ Nesting Place