Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Tour of Homes

It's BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes!

Welcome - I'm glad you stopped by to see how we've decorated our house for Christmas! Unfortunately, due to morning sickness and major first-trimester exhaustion, decorations this year got scaled back.

Our front door has a plastic wreath (I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit that) that I think doesn't look too bad. It's crying out for something to give it a little pop but see again above re: the extreme exhaustion. Well that and that I'm fairly decorating challenged.

We have our tree in our family room, and this year we went with a red and gold theme. Please don't ask how long it took to get the tree decorated, but I will admit to cutting it close to my self-imposed deadline in order to participate in this tour. Even though it took awhile, it was lots of fun decorating it. I had my ipod set up to play lots of Christmas music, and it made for a nice atmosphere.

One present under the tree so far, and it's not even wrapped. Yes, we're pretty behind on our shopping. It's not even a surprise at all because it's something L won during his work party.

I've got some favorite ornaments on the tree, including a cute little glass snowman and an adorable penguin:

This tree has joy!

Some more closeups of the tree:

I'm not sure this snowman should have really made it onto the tree with his blue hat, but I love him too much to leave him packed away.

The mantle is usually covered with cards by Christmas, but it's still skimpy so far. I'm hoping for a flood to come in in the next few days! The stockings are completely empty so far so I'm hoping to get to the store this coming weekend and get some stocking stuffers to fill them up!

And closeups of the stocking holders. Mine is the tree; L's is the snowman. He has to remind me of that because apparently I have a mental block about remembering who has what color stocking & all the rest. I should probably get some personalized ones then I could manage!

Finally, my favorite seasonal throw that's on the futon across from the tree. It's quite warm too - I love to spend time in the room enjoying the pretty tree and the throw keeps me cozy as I read.

Thanks for visiting! For more tours, don't forget to visit BooMama!


Kate said...

Beautiful. You're way ahead of me on the decorating front - and I don't even have morning sickness and pregnancy fatigue as an excuse (do exams count though?!).

I really love your Christmas throw. It's so beautiful and looks cozy.

Renee said...

Thanks Kate. I love the throw too and am always so happy when I can pull it out of storage.

Yes, absolutely exams count, and speaking of your exams, how are they going? Are you finished with papers and such for the semester?

When I was in the midst of grad school I tended to have either a very clean & tidy house (when I procrastinated productively) or else a very unclean & untidy house (when I procrastinated unproductively). I finally realized I might as well be productive in my procrastination; that seemed easier to do than stop procrastinating entirely. ;)

Carol said...

Beautifully done! I love your stocking hangers!

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

I was drawn to your site because of the name. My blog is "Count is all Joy". You have some really lovely ornaments. I enjoyed visiting.

Kathy b, Count it all Joy

Heather said...

I love the joy ornament, so cute!! you did a great job!! Merry Christmas!!

Lisa said...

That pregnancy exhaustion is tough stuff...good for you for still making Christmas happen!

Honea Household said...

Nice! I love the quilt.

Leslie said...

very nice. I love the quilt!!!! Merry Christmas

yankee mama said...

Thanks for sharing!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Beautiful throw...I love it. And congratulations on your pregnancy! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Heather said...

Great job decorating while pregnant! When I was expecting, I dusted off my ceramic Christmas tree, plugged it in, and announced that I was done :)

Keetha said...

Renee - - - Merry Christmas!!! I enjoyed my tour through your festivities.

Paige said...

What a lovely home! I love your stocking holders.

Best wishes to you and your family during this Christmas season.