Monday, December 17, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

Christmas Tour of Homes

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my home! By now I'm sure you've visited 1001 blogs, and you need a break. Well, pour yourself a cup of coffee, grab one of those cookies you've been slaving away at, and kick up your feet! Make yourself at home!

This is my first time participating in a bloggy home tour. I've never done it in the past because I've never thought that anyone would care to see my humble decorating abilities. But I couldn't resist, so here goes.

I'm sure you noticed the lovely wreath on the front door when you entered. This is the first year I've had a wreath. I've always wanted a fresh balsom wreath, but I settled for a fake one from Meijer. It was easier on the budget!

My pictures are in quite a random order, so we'll just start here. This is one of my favorite ornaments. My husband and I bought it on our honeymoon to Montana. I love the moose sitting on top! I also love to collect ornaments from places that I've visited. It makes for a unique tree!

These little snomen sit on my end table. I got them at the bookstore where I worked about 7 years ago, and that's as far as I've gotten on my snowman collection. I wish the company still made them, because I'd love to have more! I love their red sweaters and real knit caps and scaves.

When you send me your Christmas card, this is where it goes. I bought this card-holder last year and it sure beats my old method of hanging cards...scotch tape on the wall. I am a bit of a card snob, and I love to count them every few days to see how many I have!

Well this is what I had going on in my house today. I baked cookies from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. These particular ones are for my daughter's preschool party tomorrow. She helped cut them out and ice them.

Our cute little snowmen, just out of the oven!

It's at this point in the tour that I feel I must tell you that I live in an 800 square-foot apartment. Soo.....please don't mind the glaringly white walls and small space. I can't do much about the walls, but I'm trying to make the space that I have a bit more cozy this time of year. I found this garland with lights at Meijer and I tied the bows for an extra festive look.

Our Charlie Brown tree. Small, but pretty. I realize that the bottom couple of feet are severely lacking in ornamentation. This is my half-hearted attempt at keeping the 2-year old's paws off the tree!

This is a little grouping I have on top of my entertainment cabinet. I LOVE the angel and the nativity is so pretty when it's lit.

And last, but not least, my very favorite ornament on the tree. It's another one that we got on our honeymoon and it makes me think of majestic mountains and crisp air.

Thanks for stopping by tonight! Enjoy the rest of the tour and come back soon! Oh- and don't stop now. Go visit the rest of the homes!


Sarah said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your snowmen! I've lived in an 800 sq foot apartment with white walls bf! Someday, you'll have a mantle and even if you don't, I truly believe that it's families that make homes cozy, not stuff! Merry Christmas!

Susan said...

Just popping by from your visit to my blog. We've done the white walls in the aparment thing, too! You've done a great job!

Jessica said...

I love your Glacier Park ornament! We are from Arkansas and rode our motorcycle there two years ago! What a neat place!

chickadee said...

lovely! thanks for the tour.

Nadine said...

Lovely tour. Your Glacier Park ornament is very special indeed. Have a Merry Christmas.

Tabitha said...

I really like your card holder! My 2 year old and I will be cutting sugar cookies today for her big brother's school party. Yours look good:)

Sammy said...

yippee, I finally get to see a bit of where you live! Very cute! Aren't you guys coming down to visit the in-laws soon?! I miss you!

Jenn said...

I loe your cardholder! what a cute and great idea! your house looks great! awesome job, and i love the last ornament on there as well!thanks for stopping by and touring my house as well! Merry Christmas!

SweetAnnee said...

Thanks for sharing your home..tis lovely.
Merry Christmas to YOU!!

Anonymous said...

Melissa thanks for stopping by my tour! Your house looks great and I love, love the Charlie Brown tree. Have a Merry Christmas!

michelle collazo said...

You do have a very cozy home, Melissa. I know Emma will remember it that way...she'll especially remember the special activities she helped with. The cookies look great! Nemo's Christmas party is on Friday, but we're not allowed to bring anything homemade.
Anyway, your decorations are very cute!

M.E. said...

Love your decorations! I see we share a love for Meijer!
Thanks for sharing the pics!