Merry Christmas, and come on in to our Christmas home tour!
We would like to welcome you over for a Christmas Open House! A brief word of warning, though: from the very cursory look I’ve given to the blog home tours out there, it appears that about 95% of the folks in bloggy land are living (or at least decorating) much higher on the hog than I. However, I am content with what I have, and am happy to share it with you :).
So, come into the foyer and you’ll see a favorite corner of mine:
On this table are my little Nutcracker Theatre, to the left are some carolers that belonged to my grandparents, and to the right a Nutcracker book. On the bottom are some angels I got from piano students years ago. My piano students love watching the Nutcracker Theatre in action.
Come on into the living room! Here’s our tree. I love its unique mix of ornaments. They’re not glamorous or uniform, but each has a story. The angel I got when I was two … the ornament from a favorite student … the 150th preservation anniversary ornament I bought last summer on a trip to Mt Vernon – you get the idea.
This tray was a favorite garage sale find this year. It’s “Getting Ice,” and has special meaning from my childhood.
I realize I’m giving you the story behind everything, and it’s striking me that I like meaning in my decor. I have a friend who has helped me in decorating, and she likes to go out and buy a bunch of things and bring them in. This kind of horrifies me; I would much rather decorate with things that already have special stories.
Okay, enough about that. Come into the kitchen!
Thanks so much for visiting! Be careful on your way out; it’s snowing and a bit slick. We wish you and yours a very Blessed Christmas season!
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