Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Tour of Homes 2008- BooMama Style!

Well, it's finally here! BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes! I just love seeing other people's decorations and I'm glad you've stopped by to see mine. I wish you could smell the fresh cookies baking, could taste the yummy hot chocolate and hear the beautiful Christmas music playing in the background..........but just pretend!

So let's get started~ Our Christmas tree. We have blue and silver ornaments and a beautiful silver star. All the other ornaments are the kids' yearly ornaments, ones we get on trips or ones that we've received as gifts. Maybe someday I'll have a designer Christmas tree but for now I think it's just perfect! This is my Willow Tree Nativity. I bought the pieces over a 2 year period.

Every year, I face the dilemma of where to put the stockings. We don't have a fireplace so I can't hang them on the mantle. In the past, I've put clips on the door going down the hall and hung them there but I've never been thrilled with it. A man in our town has started making wood crafts and he built these cute stocking hangers. It has Santa on the top and has lighted garland going down the post. When I saw it, I thought there's our solution! It even has 6 hooks so next year we'll have a place for the baby's stocking!
Out of all the Christmas decorating that I do, this is my absolute favorite part. I made a little video. Excuse my voice, it's really starting to get shaky, but oh well!

video

I don't want to keep you, I know you have lots more homes you want to visit! Thanks for stopping by.
I may post some more pictures later, if I can get them scanned today.
I hope you a blessed Christmas.
Love ya'll dearly,

11 thoughts from Y*O*U:

Fiesta said...

your home is lovely.

Susan and Lee said...

Beautiful Cheryl. I love the stocking hanger too. I have just started with putting the kids Santa pics. out too. I have ours on the mantle but Iknow I will run out of room.

Fran said...

LOVE IT!!! Merry Christmas Cheryl!
Hugs,
Fran

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I can smell the cookies... :)

Amy said...

Love it and I do love Christmas cards so much as well! Merry Christmas.

TheDPGang said...

Cheryl ~ How pretty and festive! You made me cry as you were scanning the pictures of Santa. I do the same thing and love going back to look at the pictures each year. Merry Christmas! Noel

Amy said...

Very cute! I love to see how other people decorate.

DeeDee said...

beautiful.
I love the stocking holder.
and the video about the Christmas Pictures. What a great idea.

Sweet Blessings
and Merry Christmas
DeeDee

Ameratis said...

Everything is lovely and io love the pictures of the kids. My husband's mom recently pulled out his from when he was a kid and it was so neat to see, especially the one from the year I was born! those will be precious memories for years to come :) Thanks for sharing!

Keetha said...

Thanks for inviting us in to tour!!!

Merry Christmas

Paige said...

What a beautiful home you have. I love the idea of putting out pictures with Santa each year.

May God richly bless you and your family during this Christmas season.