Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Heart's Christmas Music

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester

I really want to be a part of something in the greater blogging world.  So I'm attempting to add my home to the 2009 Nester Christmas Home Tour.

First of all I need to say that I haven't really enjoyed decorating for the holidays for several years and I don't know why exactly.  But this year I was kind of excited to use just the things that I truly love and not all the "stuff" that is in the boxes in our garage attic.  

Keep it simple is my motto lately.  And I'm no designer but these are some of the things about my house at Christmas that I love.

Little tree at the top of the stairs with fake candy ornaments.  Fun stuff.

There's something really warm about a stairway at Christmas.

Santa likes dust.  Really.  He does.

The big tree by the fireplace.

One of my favorite Christmas decorations is something that I keep up all year round.  All the Christmas photos of family and friends look back at me in my kitchen.  And yes, it is blurry to conceal everyone's identities.  It is not that I am a terrible photographer.

Willow Tree is my new favorite nativity set.  

This is the old favorite which has been with me all the years of our marriage.  And I just LOVE that angel with the flashlight!

My husband is Swedish so our dining room stands as a tribute to that year round but especially at Christmas.


  1. Love those RED plates in your hutch...awesome POP there! Merry Christmas!


  2. BEAUTIFUL!! Everything is so festive.

    mY tOUR iS nOW sHARED....come by, if you can, to visit. Happy Holidays!


  3. Beautiful, Linda! I love Willow Tree--especially that nativity set. Enjoy your Christmas!

  4. Linda,
    You have a beautiful home. I love your Willow Tree Nativity and the Precious Moments ~~ so special!!

    Merry CHRISTmas,
    dawn @

  5. Love that rocking reindeer! I love Willow Tree too, hopefully starting a nativity collection next year. Did you get them all in one go or has it been a gradual thing? Merry Christmas!

  6. Wyn--My husband bought them for me for Christmas over a couple years!

  7. you are really hilarious!! i love reading the funny stuff you write. um.... also how bout posting the recipe to those cookies!! YUM!!

  8. Look at those red dishes in the black cupboard- very eye catching!