Oh, how I love a party at the Nester’s house. Or, I THINK I would like a party at the Nester’s house, and if I lived in her neighborhood, I’m sure I’d be invited.
I’ll settle for an invite to her Tour of Homes Christmas party.
EVERYONE is invited and we’re all sharing pics of our holiday decorated homes. This is gonna be SO FUN.
Guess I’ll start with my F.A.V.O.R.I.T.E. holiday decor item, the Christmas tree. We drive out to a tree farm every year and cut down our own tree. This year my twelve year old son cut it down for the first time. With supervision, of course.
We’ve had plenty of sitcom worthy adventures on this trip to the Christmas tree farm. Like the time our tree fell off of our vehicle and bounced down the road behind us. I was 8.5 months pregnant, and did NOT think this was funny at the time.
Yes, I made him go back and get it.
And rinse it off before he brought it in the house.
As you can probably tell, our tree has no theme. The Nester says thats okay. We have a mixture of homemade ornaments and family heirlooms, along with the new ones I can’t resist each year. The tree skirt I made out of felt, and for several years I made the kids cover their palms in paint and press them on. Then they got big and uncooperative. That’s why there’s only three years of hand prints. It has NOTHING to do with me being unable to keep up a tradition…
I like to have a new dated ornament each year, but those can get kinda pricey and sometimes they’re ugly, so I just buy one I like and write the year on with a silver paint pen.
I like ornaments so much, I use them wherever I can.
I filled my glass jar on the kitchen island. I just can’t get enough of the sparkle.
These came from the Dollar tree. I added some ribbon and clippings from our tree, all in my wooden pedestal bowl in the foyer.
This plate is also in the foyer, on top of the bookcase, next to the bowl. I added rub on letters and puffy paint dots for the season. In January, I’ll just scrape them off.
Above the bookcase, still in the foyer, I’ve added our folk art Nativity to a narrow shelf, beneath some more canvas drop cloth art that I stenciled.
My kids look forward to placing the Baby Jesus in the manger after Mass on Christmas Eve.
You’ve seen my five dollar dining room centerpiece, but today I’m happy to announce that the dining room table is actually CLEAN.
Then there’s the canvas and scrap paper wall art I made for over the couch. I’m still in love with this.
And it’s been a whole week.
If you’d like to see the decorating I did above our kitchen cabinets with just a roll of wrapping paper, look here.
Thanks so much for stopping by. If this was your first visit, then PLEASE come back sometime.
I wish for you all a happy, healthy, peaceful and joyous season and a Merry Christmas.
Also linking with Sarah at Thrify Decor Chick!
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