>Welcome! Today is the bloggy tour of Holiday Homes, and of course I have to share my decorations! They’re not as fancy or “perfect” as some of the blogs I read, or the home decorating shows I watch, but they make me smile, and that’s what matters.
So come on in and make yourself comfortable! Go on, put your feet up, I don’t mind. Can I get you a Diet Coke? (That’s seriously the only thing in my fridge right now, I guess I need to go grocery shopping…)
I collect gingerbread men, so that’s what most of my decorations are.
First up is my tree. It doesn’t have a topper or a tree skirt yet, and to be perfectly honest it probably won’t!
Why oh why is it so hard to get a good picture of a tree with the lights on?!
This one is much clearer, but I love the way it looks with the lights on!
I love this ornament (I was born in 1986). My mom found it on eBay for me a few years ago.
This is one of my Lenox gingerbread men. My mom collects Lenox (she has a whole tree of it!) and every year she gets me the new Lenox gingerbread man. I love that it combines her holiday collection and mine.
This one is from my beloved grandmother, Mimi.
This guy just might be my favorite, he’s been on the tree since I was a little girl and it just wouldn’t be Christmas without him.
Now for the rest of the decorations! I like to spread the decorations out through most of the house, so I have little collections all over the place.
This is my credenza in the breakfast nook, where I display some holiday cards. You might remember those picture frames from my Autumn decorations, and I just updated them with some Christmas inserts.
This cute little sign is hanging from the mirror in my entry way.
This is my entertainment center in the living room – I swapped out most of the knick-knacks for holiday things.
Here’s some close-ups of a few of the shelves….
Gingerbread Doggie Village. That’s a Standard Poodle (my parents’ sweet Charlie) and a Papillon (my Jack), with another little house in there because it’s the same scale and I like things in three’s. 😉
Stuffed gingerbread and other cute little guys.
Gingerbread train and some holiday photos. That one in the black frame is actually last year’s gift to my mother – I went back and photoshopped Santa hats on everyone.
This is the image that I messed with – I think it’s fun.
And finally, the dining room! I love having a formal dining room, and for the holidays I wanted to keep it in shades of gold, bronze, and brown (like it is year-round).
This angel on my buffet is actually a tree topper, but she doesn’t match my tree, so she lives in here.
Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my kitchen table-scape and some other fun Christmas crafts!