Sunday, December 11, 2011

Our Christmas House


Here is our home all dressed up for Christmas!


Every year when I lug the millions (seems like) of H E A V Y Christmas totes out of the attic, I swear that I'm going to get rid of half of our stuff and simplify.


Then I start digging into all the boxes and find our things that have so much sentimental value.  Like the teddy bear nativity that was the first Christmas decoration I ever bought as an adult and the cute Little People Nativity that my kids love to play with year after year.  We would be so sad to not push that angel down every time we walk by and hear Away in a Manger.

  

As I pull out each ornament my kids have chosen over the years the memories come crashing back.  I think of the first season my son played soccer, our first trip to the Grand Old Opry here in Tennessee and my daughter's love of dance.


And then the kids get in on the action and find their favorite things, like this Christmas blanket now named "Comfy."  How could I possibly get rid of that?


As I find perfect little spots to display our Christmas treasures, I smile and remember the magic of Christmas.


The joy that can be found in seeing something spruced up for Christmas and the fun I have doing the sprucing!!


As we (fight to) put up a number to count down the days until Christmas day I remember that it is worth it!


I love Christmas!!

linking up to:  Inspired Room, Nester, Kelly's Korner

12 comments:

  1. SO MUCH FUN!!! I totally understand...grrr the darn totes!!!
    It IS all worth it for sure. You did a great job. Nice and Christmasy :)

    Jennie {Cinnaberry Suite}

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  2. Looks beautiful!
    {visiting from The Inspired Room}

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  3. I love Christmas too! Your home is so festive and full of love! I love that blanket too! Merry Christmas, visiting from The Inspired Room!

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  4. Cute, especially love the one with the table and blackboard.

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  5. It all looks wonderful. Love all of the pops of color and how it all flows.

    Merry Christmas!

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  6. I totally love your chandelier with the snowflakes and ornaments hanging down. I totally just enlarged it so I could stare at it for a few minutes! hahaha

    Visiting from The Nester's tour - Merry Christmas!

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  7. Everything in your home is so pretty! You are SUPER creative! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower! Please check out bellanest.blogspot.com if you get a chance. Merry Christmas!

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  8. Your stockings are so cute and your tree looks great. I enjoyed reading about your memories when decorating for the season and making it magical for your family.

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  9. So pretty! I'm your newest follower, Merry Christmas

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  10. It all looks so pretty and festive. Merry Christmas to you!

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  11. oh wow, i LOVE your dining area! it's awesome!

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