Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester

Christmas Tour of our (Healthy) Home



Hallelujah, I think we are all (cough, cough) almost healthy! We hosted a Christmas/appreciation/hey, it's finals week dinner tonight for our college crowd so I thought I'd snap some pictures while the house was looking, well, as good as it gets! I'm in Christmas decorating transition...ready to inject my style into our holiday decor but not willing to dole out the cash to start all over. SO, I've been shopping the house (and countless garage sales/flea markets, of course!) and put together a couple of things that worked for me. I'm getting there!


 





This may LOOK like a jumbled pile of ornaments hanging from a tiny, unimpressive tree and, well, it is! But it's much more than that...it's our Jesse tree. This has become a huge part of our Christmas/Advent tradition. Our family reads a story from the bible each night of a person in the lineage of Jesus and we hang an ornament that corresponds.

I saved the best for last... from my favorite four-year-old artist.


10 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Everything is so festive...in a Hobbit way. Love the chalkboard idea.

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

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Heather said...

It's all so pretty, thank you for sharing with us! merry Christmas!

Angie @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I love the advent idea! Everything looks great!

AKO Team said...

Looooove it! Your style is so wonderful! Both warm and inviting and elegant. Can't wait to see you!

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

beautiful home
merry christmas
dena

Totallyscrappy said...

I love your Jesse tree. Thanks for having me in...

mary beth said...

I am so proud...I love it all,but the drawing is the best of all!

hope I get to take the tour in person this year! Christmas is all around here, in every store front...lots of outdoor stuff, windows, etc. we have to keep the real meaning out there and not let it get swallowed up!

kellie j. said...

Beautiful!!! Wish I could come by for a visit in person. Got all teared up when Liv said she wished she was with us here in Leb. Oh how i wish you all were here too! But so thankful for what i've got!

Angela said...

Love the decor Lis! Merry Christmas!!

said...

although I was disappointed to NOT find the promised post, I was thrilled to see your Christmas beauty here on blogger.
good work.
you are a great decorator and creator.
ps: sorry for saying you never post. I retract that statement.

next time before I do something like that I will first think, "would an idiot do that?" and if he would, then I will not do that thing :)