Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Tour of Homes 2008

Welcome to our house for this year's tour of homes, hosted by BooMama.
This is our second Christmas in the house and we did things a little different this year. The living room has gone from blue and gold to red and gold and I decorated the little tree in the dining room with handmade ornaments from swaps with other quilters and crafters and from friends.
So without much further delay, here we go.


Dining Room Tree

Some of the ornaments


The Living Room Tree

We have a squirrel and a bird's nest in it

and a cardinal instead of the angel

The mantel

And here we keep our Christmas cards this year:

We do not have any outside decorations or lights, just some electric candles in the windows and a lighted wreath in the porch.

Thank you for visiting, have a cup of hot chocolate and a slice of cranberry bread.

And a

to all!


Ice House said...

I like your fun little garlands. Too cute. My daughter would love that squriel ornament. Thanks for letting me visit. Merry Christmas.

Sharon/primthyme said...

Everything is so very nice.Love the garlands !!Very unique !
Prim Hugs & Blessings,

tardevil said...

Love all the ornaments, especially the sweet bird! Your little squirrel reminded me of a bottle brush penguin I saw in Pottery Barn yesterday afternoon. Rumor has it, they may go 50% off on Thursday, just in case you're interested! Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

Thank you for sharing your home with us. So festive! The garlands are adorable.

Merry Christmas!

thouartloosed said...

Love your bird tree. I have birds in my mantle garland this year.
Merry Christmas

kbbryant said...

You have so many cute trees, and garlands. Love the kitchen look.

Kathy b

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria,
Thanks for sharing your home with all of us. Wish we lived closer so we could really visit and have a cup of hot chocolate!!!
Merry Christmas!!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Those garlands are so fun! Great grandma made my boys the fabric Nativity years ago- it is one of my favorites still!


Anonymous said...

Maria, Thank you for sharing. I saw my first black squirrel this weekend! I was so excited. It is cold in TX this morning. 31! With ice. Wish we could have hot choc together. Love the bird tree.
Have a great day.

Bonita said...

Very pretty! Love that sweet dining room tree and those cute window garlands. Where did you get those?

*carrie* said...


I like that you have little trees in your dining room and bedroom--so festive!

Ameratis said...

Everything looks lovely! I like your trees and garland especially! Thanks for sharing!

Keetha said...

Enjoyed the tour. I especially noticed the little "string things" - - - cats, snowmen, and what is that other one? A Christmas girl carrying twigs????

Anyway - - - Merry Christmas!

Paige said...

Your home is beautiful. I love your nativity set.

Thanks for sharing.. Best wishes during this Christmas season.

Kate said...

You just have the cutest decorations. Merry Christmas!!