Monday, December 15, 2008

From our Home to Yours 2008



Welcome to our home!

This is our first Christmas in this house and I have enjoyed decorating it. Our home is a colonial style home built in 1927. Here's a couple of pictures taken at night, which is why they are a bit blurry...



My favorite Christmas decoration or theme is snowmen. I have a collection of snowmen and add one or two to my collection each year. They come from all over. In fact, the two new ones this year are from Target and Walgreens of all places!



These are the two new snowmen added last year. I just had to share them with you. They are made by a local artist from gourds. Aren't they a cute pair?


The kids have fun each year with the Christmas countdown...


We started adding family ornaments to our tree in 2000 when Emily was born. We now have eight family ornaments. Each are different and personalized. We also add the annual Hallmark family ornaments to the tree; one for Dad, one for Mom, one for each Daughter and one for Son. The Hallmark ornaments are adorable. I am going out tomorrow to get this year's set and can't wait! The kids love getting their ornament and hanging it on the tree each year.


I love, love, love my Willow Tree Nativity set. Jason gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago. I keep hinting that I would like to complete the set...


Here is the mantle with lots of stockings! I think I might get around to getting them monogrammed this year. I have put it off now for three years. For now, they are ordered with Daddy and Mommy on the ends and the kids in the center in order by age. I got the stocking hangers at Target last year on clearance (what would we do without Target?) and they are very fun; the bells actually ring!


Just last night, we made this Holiday Peppermint Bark to give to teachers, neighbors and co-workers. It's quite fun to make and a little bit sticky, but oh so yummy! Enjoy!




Merry Christmas from our home to yours!

10 comments:

Gabby said...

I love peppermint bark, your home is beautiful...

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Your snowmen are just adorable! Love the way your home looks outside, too.
Lidy

Alex and Jill said...

Your home looks beautiful with the lights outside! Love the snowmen!

Merry Christmas!

Pat said...

Melissa,
Your home is beautiful. All of the windows are so welcoming and I love snowmen!
Merry Christmas!
pat

Mrs. Langhans said...

I love peppermint bark! Yummy! Your home is so beautiful! I collect snowmen too! I love all of yours!

Laurie said...

I love your snowmen. I keep hinting that I need the other pieces to my Willow Tree Nativity, too. I really want the wise men and camels.

Merry Christmas!

Cathy said...

Your home is just beautiful. The snowmen are very cute.

darla said...

i love snowmen too, and you have some great ones, thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

I seriously need your stocking hangers! How come I never find cool stuff on clearance after Christmas? Would it help if I actually went to a few stores? And the simplicity of your stockings is great!

Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us.

Merry Christmas!

Susanne said...

What fun decorations. I love snowmen too and have quite a few. Those gourd ones are awesome and so unique!

Merry Christmas!