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12/15/08

Tour my home!

I am participating in today's Christmas Tour of Homes, so here are some photos of our home this year...

This is our little advent tree. It is one of my absolute favorite Christmas decorations. The little ornaments fit in a drawer beneath the snowman and each day Sam puts one on the tree.




This is "Sam's Tree" and our main tree, this year. It's in the playroom. Sam has his own ornaments to decorate with, but this time we also included a lot from my collection, which is about 90% "vintage". (I love all things from the 60's and 70's!) Much of the remaining 10% are homemade.


(I chose not to put a tree in our family room b/c that is Luke's crawling area and I didn't want to be saying "No!" every 5 minutes.)




This is a little tree in our kitchen. Sam made two gingerbread houses this year.





This is a little tinsel tree that Sam decorated all by himself. (We love The Grinch!)




How much is that kitty in the window??? Abby is a year-round decoration!



This is our "Big Tree", which stands in the bay window of our living room/office. It can be seen by passers-by. I don't put traditional ornaments on it, but rather stuffed Santas, elves, animals and even a Christmas Barbie or two.



These are two of my favorite elves on the Big Tree. I bought them last year when I was pregnant so that there would be one for Sam and one for Luke.




This is our fireplace. It features a basket with our Christmas cards, a mouse nativity, a vintage sports-themed tree and of course, our stockings. (Yes, the stockings are vintage, too!)




And, finally, this is our plate for Santa's cookies. It is very special to me b/c I made it right before Sam's 1st Christmas. The beard is an image of Sam's tiny hand at 11-months old!


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17 comments:

Annie said...

Thanks for the home tour. It was a lot of fun! I am in love with all your trees.

Carol said...

I'm just loving all the trees!

Merry Christmas!

Jackie Anglin said...

I love all your trees! I am a "tree" person too and love lots of the them all over the house!

Nicolle said...

I love your trees. They are all very cute! I once said I was going to have different themed trees all over our house, but I have yet to do that.

Anyway, loved your pictures!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Wow, thanks for the tour! I lost count on how many trees you put up!! GO YOU! Everything is beautiful and I love the vintage ornaments.

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Oh very cool! I would have loved to do this had I (a) known and (b) gotten my act together!

Love the little elves! they are too cute!

Dawn said...

Dina, it's all just beautiful! I didn't do two trees last year because of Camryn. This year we have one downstairs and a big one upstairs as well. Courtney has a purple tinsel tree in her room.

Michelle said...

Your house is beautiful! I love all your trees. We also have a cat named Abby and she loves to lay under the tree at Christmas.

Shannon said...

You weren't supposed to know who your SS was!!! :) Just kidding, I saw that Georgie gave us the list. :) I hope you liked everything. I had a lot of fun picking everything out for you.

Heather said...

Gorgeous "main" tree!

Daphine said...

You've inspired me to decorate with more trees next year. Everything looks great! Thanks for the home tour. I enjoyed it!

Bonita said...

So pretty! The silver tree brings back sweet memories from my childhood. My aunt had one of those.

Cena @ Unexpected Necessities said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Love your advent tree. I've always wanted an advent calendar!

Keetha said...

I have a very similar Grinch in my classroom.

Everything looks great, thanks for asking me in.

Merry Christmas

Paige said...

What a beautiful home!

Thanks for sharing..

Tracey said...

I have 6 trees in my house! I love it! :) The plate is awesome and we have the Grinch too!

Kate said...

Cute trees!!! Merry Christmas!!!