12.17.2009

a peek into our home for the holidays...


with trying to keep things simple during this christmas season. simple is also how i choose to decorate our home. with having four young kids in a small home, i don't like to have a lot of things around that can get broken. i really like clean lines and a simple look. but i still want our home to look festive. i thought i would share how i have decorated our home. i am also participating in the nester's tour of homes 2009 - better late than never!


welcome to our home...


my mom is the queen at making my wreaths and bows!
she is my personal wreath and bow maker!!
she made this wreath last year for our front door.
i loved it so much that i wanted to use it again this year.

our foyer...













our one and only christmas tree...




i think i mentioned the fact that i considered not getting a tree this year. but i decided it just wouldn't be christmas without one! we only have one tree. i know lots of people have several. maybe one year i will do that but for now, i am good with having just one tree! we went this past weekend to lowe's to get our tree. we literally had 10 trees to choose from, oh well, it isn't the prettiest tree but it is ours and the kids and i had a great time decorating it. i would love to make a trip to the mountains next year to get our tree ~ maybe next year we can start that tradition!
take notice to how bare the bottom of our tree is! can you guess why?


our mantle (minus the stockings)...


our stocking holders are a very heavy pewter and i decided against doing stockings for the fear of our 14 month old pulling one of them down and hurting herself. last year one got knocked off of the mantle and it put a crack into the fireplace tile. so i didn't put up our stockings. we also need some new stockings. i would like to find some and have them embroidered with our names for next year!




above the armoire...


please excuse the mess!



our dining room table


the plate reads psalm 126:3, our special christmas verse!!


archway between kitchen and great room...


above is how i decorated the counter that is in the archway.
it was a little cluttered for me! a lot of things end up on this counter because it is in a central location so i simplified it. took away the angels, the gold canister, and changed out the candle.
now it looks like this...



a lot more functional and simple!



thanks for taking a sneak peek into our little home!


7 comments:

Susan said...

it looks great dawn...i went simple this year too. i've got 3 boxes of decorations that i didn't take out of the attic. i didn't do the stockings on the mantle either, for the same reason, i could just see davis pull the stockings down and crack his head open with the stocking holder. so this year, the kids stockings are hung up the staircase and mine and todd's are hung under the mantle on push pins. i'm beginning to think simple is better anyway.

Robin said...

very pretty dawn. we just got a tree up for the first time this year since the kids were born. :)

Candice {The Beautiful Mess} said...

everything looks so festive!! I especially love the pictures on the wall :)

Rebecca said...

Just lovely! Glad to see that you didn't think it necessary to purchase more trees to keep up with the Joneses. May God supply ALL your needs and fill your home and hearts with joy this Christmas.

Terri said...

I LOVE your front door wreath! All your decorations are lovely. The Santa hats are so cute!! I love the verse you chose, too. I'm glad you got a chance to join the Nester's party. Blessings!!

Melanie said...

I think your home looks lovely Dawn! The tree is beautiful & I love the Santa hats on the rack, SO cute! We didn't put the stockings up this year either. I want to get matching ones for us before next year to have monogrammed, too! Do you need any extra stocking holders? I have 2 pewter ones that I am not using...
Merry Christmas! A joyous week to you & yours...

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Not sure I will ever get to all the holiday homes...but so enjoyed yours..
can it really be 2010....So glad I found your blog and look forward to many reads in 2010..Happy New Year..