Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas at Our Home

As part of the Internet Cafe Devotions Holiday celebrations, they invited everyone to post photos of their homes during this season as party of a Holiday Tour of Homes. Well...I should have done this last Thursday, but I've really had my mind all over the place these days, so, it's a little late, but here is my home at Christmas time.

My Home - the lights are a little wind blown, but what can you do?

I'm a big toe sock kinda gal. In fact, I collect crazy socks. Weird, but its one of the eccentricities about me. I've been a crazy sock chic since childhood and it tells more about my personality than I think anything else. Practical yet funky! Anyway, I put these socks on this morning to put me in a festive mood as I took pictures to show you. Plus, I had to pick up my grandmother from the airport and it was quite fun getting reactions from kids and adults alike when I had to take off my Ugg's at security.

Yup, I'm a Broncos fan. Even this season. *grin* I spent most of my life thus far in Colorado. I moved there as a toddler and was raised on orange and blue. In fact, I still believe that God is a Bronco's fan. I mean...have you looked at a sunset?

My new favorite Christmas decoration. My son made this ornament for me at the church's Advent Festival this year. Yes, the same festival I slaved over for weeks. And YES...that is one of the 150 Popsicle star ornaments I glue gunned together...and I still have the scars to show it. :)

Hambone was watching Frosty the Snowman. I had to catch a glimpse of him for ya.

Our Christmas tree. The photo doesn't do it justice. I love my Christmas tree and there isn't an ornament on it that doesn't have a special meaning and a story. I have always loved Christmas tree's, but I wanted my tree, when I was old enough to have one of my own, to be able to tell stories. I didn't want it to be a boring or stuffy old tree with decorations that meant nothing. I wanted people to look at the ornaments and see a reflection of my family on it...and I think it does. I hate putting it away.

My OU Sooners Snowmen. I collect Snowmen and these were found just a week ago at the mall and I couldn't resist. Too cute. Hubs found the decanter in the back ground with the small white glittery snowballs inside. It's so pretty with the tree lights shinning on it. is my shameless addiction...Hallmark singing Snowmen. Yup...I have every one since they start making them. I can't get enough of them, but I don't know what I'm going to do if they keep making more because I'm running out of room for them. Anyway, I love them.

The painting in the background is Thomas Kincade. I love the snowman and the snow and the Christmas lights so much that I leave this painting up all year long. Plus, its pretty special to me for other reasons. Below it is my Nativity set that my mother got for me. It's also by Thomas Kincade.

More Nativity pieces.
And the last of the Nativity scene.
My entry way.
Boomer Sooner!
My grandmother hand painted the ceramic carolers.

Lastly...the wrapping room. Where all the magic happens.

I hope you will post a tour of your holiday spiced home and let us know so we can come and admire your festivities. Merry Christmas and HO, HO, HO!


Indigo said...

What an absolute delightful look at your home and holidays through the lens of your camera. Thanks for the smile dear one! (Hugs)Indigo

Nitewrit said...

Okay, WOAM, I took you up and posted some pictures of our decorations this year on my Blog. If you have a chance while you recoup from your teeth (ouch), take a look.

Larry E. (Night Writing in the Morning Light)

Hayley said...

Okay I know this is really late, but wow, your house looks amazing!

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