Christmas Tour 2018

christmas decorAuthor and friend Carrie Turansky gave a Christmas tour of her house this week, and I thought it was such a great idea I decided to follow in her Edwardian lace-up ankle boots 🙂 (She writes historical romance in the Edwardian era…in case you didn’t know – but you can find out more here ;-))

Anyway, I have some photos scattered throughout this post but I also did two videos!! Keep in mind, our house is a work-in-progress (renovation tools aplenty), but Christmas decorations are so cheery they’re meant to be shared 🙂

christmas treeMy family and I LOVE Christmas and our tree is a conglomeration of love throughout the years. We don’t really have a rhyme or reason to it – just handmade stuff, things that represent the kids, some anniversary ornaments, etc. I think our tree tells a story of our family.

 

christmasnutcrackersAlso we have some handmade things like table runners and quilts that have been given to us through the years. I love those ‘prelit’ present boxes and try to purchase them during the after Christmas sales.

outhousechristmasDo you see my little nod to my Appalachian culture in my decorations? 🙂 When ya gotta go, ya gotta go 😉 I can’t remember seeing any that looked this cute, btw. And NONE with Christmas trees or smokestacks.

 

wreath2018I LOVE wreaths! I’m not saying I’m great at making them, but I love to try! This is my creation for this year and at night it lights up 🙂 Thankfully it gives off enough winter vibes that I can keep it up past Christmas 🙂

 

christmas nativityWe have our little nativity scene here sitting atop a beautiful handmade table runner given to us by one of our church families in the past. I love how the intricate and beautiful colors.

 

 

And HERE is our study (for hubs and I). It’s also the room with the piano and the fantastic fireplace (which we hope to get working very soon). Stockings hung. Décor at the Christmasstudyready.

Hope you enjoyed the tour!

Keep up on FB – I’ll be having a ‘reading’ time coming up for Christmas -a few various versions of Twas the Night before Christmas.

First one? Pemberley.

Merry Christmas!!

 

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