Lots of holiday home tours around the blogosphere today! Welcome to BooMama’s Christmas Tour of Homes and Hooked on Holiday House Tours. I’d love to hear where you came from, and if you’re from Colorado and have posted a tour of your house, I’d like to try to do a link up tomorrow with all the beautiful Colorado houses on these tours, so leave a comment with your blog info and I’ll include you!
Welcome to our home! I braved the -6 (yes, that’s negative six) degree temps this morning to take this picture so you’d better appreciate it. 😉 This was a “twiggy” wreath with berries I’ve had for a long time and was tired of. I tried to sell it on Craigslist, but never could get rid of it so I added trimmings from our tree and now I’m so glad I kept it!
OK, this is the real reason to do these home tours: to show off our Christmas tree. Personally I feel when you go to the effort of dragging two small children and a 12.5 ft tree through eighteen inches of snow you should be able to show it off to as many people as possible! 🙂
This was our second year to get a real tree and I love it! We went to the Christmas tree farm to chop it down ourselves (thirty bucks for any size tree!) and naturally they all look small out there in an open field. We managed to beat last year’s ten foot tree quite nicely. Next year, we’ll need to buy a bigger house. I’m just thankful I got lots of ornaments and lights 90% at Target last year! [Can I insert a plug for my new bargain-hunting blog here?]
Here is where I play beautiful seasonal melodies in my spare time. Funny I haven’t been playing much lately! The Boyd’s Bear nativity was a gift from my parents. The kids love for me to get it down for them to play with, but it’s sorely confused my three-year-old to have Baby Jesus and Mary and Joseph portrayed as bears.
This year I added a few black-and-white Christmas cards and a few family snapshots to the shelves in our dining room. I’d like to add more each year. You can see more of the dining room in my “regular” tour.
A small part of my Christmas village collection. I started collecting them when I was a teenager and have too many pieces to display all in the same place. They also require copious amounts of extension cords to light them all up.
Make sure you stop by BooMama’s and Hooked on Houses for lots (I mean LOTS) of other tours! And, oh my, there’s even a few more tours if you can’t get enough: Thrifty Decor Chick is hosting a party and Rhoda’s invited you all over, too! You can see the rest of my home in the archives and if you live in the Springs area and love to bargain hunt, come see my new blog, SpringsBargains.com!