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Sunday, December 16, 2007

BooMama's Christmas Tour Of Homes!


Call me a blogging nerd, but I have been looking forward to this day since I heard that BooMama was going to be coordinating it! This here's my contribution!

These are actually suspended from the chandelier in my dining room. An easy and quick craft with just some wired ribbon and a glue gun! Pretty! Festive!

The top of my piano-- some trees, some greenery, some snowmen and reindeer all thrown in for good measure. It may not all go together, but it works somehow-- at least for me.

My mom got me these snowmen one year, and they make the perfect sentries for my dry sink. I top off the dry sink with a handpainted wooden scene that was my grandmother's. It has sentimental value for me-- especially this year as it is the first Christmas since she died. I flank it with my festive candy-cane striped candles.

Our mantle. I like to take the picture that hangs there all year long down and replace it with a wreath. (If you look to the right of the photo, you can see the tree that sits on our screened-in porch.)

Half of the centerpiece that graces my dining room table. (I wrote about this centerpiece in the opening article of the JOY book.)

This is a large hurricane vase filled with pinecones, greenery and more of the balls that hang from the chandelier. (This piece is also in my dining room.) I set the vase down in a wreath, and flank it with angels and candlesticks.
Thanks for touring my home! Y'all come back now, ya hear?






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44 comments:

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Marybeth,
Your home is beautiful and inviting like always. What a special touch you have to make a house into the most wonderful cottagey home. Is that a word? If not, it should be.
Christmas Hugs friend!
Lysa

sue.g said...

Your home is beautiful. I love your family portrait.

Merry Christmas from Texas!

Jodi said...

Very festive!! I love your family pic at the top! Merry Christmas!

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the deer on the piano!!

Mine's posted. I have two versions.

A thumbnail short version
and
a
slide show long version.

Sheila said...

Your home looks very warm and inviting. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful!

Come tour my place if you like:
Circle of Life

ellen b. said...

I enjoyed the tour, your home is beautiful. Blessings...

jennwa said...

I love your decorations. I really like the cranberry looking ornaments hanging off you lights.

Kris :) said...

I love the soldier snowmen and the chandelier decorations...thanks for sharing!

Org Junkie said...

Love, love, love your chandelier! Do you know I've never heard of a dry sink but it sure does look beautiful!

Laura

zamejias said...

I love the pinecones etc. inside the vase. And I think your centerpiece is lovely.

VERB

Southern Heart said...

Everything looks lovely and festive at your home! I love the nutcracker-snowmen, and your family is beautiful!

Merry Christmas,

Andrea

bj said...

everything looks just lovely. i like your family picture! my son has 6 children and my daughter has 4....i love large families!
bj

Jenni said...

Just TOO beautiful! I love the dry sink display especially...how wonderful to have such a sweet keepsake from your grandmother.

Thank you for sharing your lovely home and decor!

Jessica said...

Your home is beautiful! I have really enjoyed reading some of your posts this year at Proverbs31! I hope you and your (beautiful) family have a wonderful Christmas!

MamaHen said...

Beautiful Home!

Angela - Life w/ One Busy Boy said...

Very festive!!

windycorner said...

The chandelier looks so pretty with the balls hanging from ribbons. Merry Christmas,
holley

It's a Mom Thing said...

Beautiful job with your Christmas decorations. Thanks for the tour!

Carrien said...

I love the ball ornaments. I'm trying to figure out how you made them.

Stef said...

beautiful home and beautiful family! merry christmas!

Celly B said...

Marybeth,
What a warm and festive home you have for Christmas! I love the ornaments hanging from your dining-room chandelier. I may borrow that idea next year!

Susanne said...

Lovely and inviting!

Kathy b said...

You have some easy and creative ideas for decorating. Loved the balls hanging from the chandelier.

KC said...

Your home is beautiful, Thank you for inviting us to tour it with you today.
Merry Christmas

Sarah said...

I love your grandmothers wooden set. It is beautiful.

Michelle said...

Your blog is precious. I can't wait to read more.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Your home is lovely - and your decorations and just gorgeous. I'm getting jealous of all the wonderful fireplace and mantel decorations I'm seeing everywhere - I so wish we had a fireplace! Merry Christmas :)

Queen of My Domain said...

I really like your ball ornaments hanging from the chandelier. And the snowmen are great.

chickadee said...

beautiful home. love the hanging ornaments on the chandelier.

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas! I also like the hanging ornaments. Thanks for having us in.

Senkyoshi said...

Enjoyed my visit. Merry Christmas!

Cindy Swanson said...

Oh my goodness, Marybeth...your house looks GORGEOUS! I want to come back and really study these pictures and get some ideas. I tend to do just the same-old, same-old stuff. Beautiful.

Julie said...

I absolutely love your beautiful home! Your mantle is stunning and I just adore those little snowman sentries. Charming!

Merry Christmas!

Christina said...

You have quite the eye for decorating, don't you!!!
Thanks for sharing!

JanMary said...

Lovely blog and tour, thanks.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Northern Ireland.

Mommy Cracked said...

Just beautiful!! I love what you did with the chandelier. Very festive! I'm also glad I've disocvered some of your books. I can't wait to place my order! Merry Christmas!

Renee Swope said...

Missed seeing you today at the P31 party!! I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed visiting your "Christmas Cottage." It's so warm and cozy and I can just smell cinnamon as I take my tour.

Hope you are having a very merry Christmas!!!

PS. My mom loved your Cranberry relish (that I found in your ebook) so much at Tgving that SHE is making it for Christmas!

Hugs,
Renee

BJ @ http://freedomfiles.homeschooljournal.net said...

The centrepiece is lovely! I especially like the angels keeping watch. Merry Christmas, and thanks for sharing.

Sileena said...

I really like the centerpiece. I'll have to try that one out. Thanks for sharing and have a Merry Christmas!

Mercy's Maid said...

Your home is so tastefully decorated! I've seen a lot of people decorating their light fixtures in a similar way. I had never thought of doing that, but I love the way it looks. I'll have to add that to my list of things to decorate next year.

Kelly M. Parkison said...

Beautiful!

The Garners said...

Loved the tour!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful decorations. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Jennifer :-)