19 December, 2009

Christmas House Tour

Welcome to my home. Come on in and I'll show you around.

My tree has a poinsettia theme. I have a poinsettia star on the top, silk poinsettias and ribbon with a poinsettia design.

I also have the tree full of crystal icicles which I have been collecting for years.

Can you believe, I found this electric fireplace at a yard sale for $40. I have a ceramic village on the mantel. An appliqued quilt is hanging above the fireplace.

My nativity set is displayed on top of the entertainment center.
DH loves the nutcrackers. I had the center one and just purchased the two tall ones at a thrift shop for $2.00 each.

This is my angel collection. I didn't intentionally set out to collect angels, most are gifts. I realized that I did have a small collection, so I displayed them together.

I purchased the angel below at Macy's in NYC.

When the candles are lit, this little brass chime tinkles. Luckily, I found that when placed on the window sill, the heat from the baseboard heater activates it.

My dining chandelier has three different garlands and more of the crystal icicles.

In the photo below I have two different garlands over the china cupboard and a cute wooden snowman.

Moving into the kitchen, I put a garland over the kitchen cupboard.
We were snowed in today, so I spent the day baking. I made snickerdoodles, chocolate-peanut butter fudge, scones, and wonderful little loaves of a festive cake that Prudent & Practical posted on Foodie Friday.


Miss Mustard Seed said...

You fireplace looks lovely and that is a great collection of nutcrackers!

SmilingSally said...

Oh how nice your home looks! I especially like that nativity scene.

Amy said...

Hi Karen,
Your home is just soooo lovely, warm, and inviting. It looks like you are ready for the holidays!

We were down in Williamsport yesterday and heard about the snow in State College. Here in northeast PA, we avoided it totally. Isn't that weird? Seems like we always are the ones to get hit hard. Hope you got a lot of great baking done. Sounds yummy! Amy :)

JD said...

Karen, Your decorations look so lovely. Since, I'm going to be mainly at my Mother's home, I didn't put up any decorations in my house, just a small tree in My Mother's apartment. I'm going to be posting my daughter's Christmas pics of her nutcrackers, take a peek. Hugs, Jill

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your house looks so festive. You have such pretty angels. Love all of the icecicles-they add such sparkle to everything. Hope you and your family ahve a wonderful Christmas. laurie

Maggie B said...

Everything looks just gorgeous, so pretty and festive.
I used to have one of those little ornaments with the 4 candles that caused the angel to turn & bells to ring, I wonder whatever happened to it?
Merry Christmas from Normandy

Melissa Miller said...

Karen everything is gorgeous at your home! LOVE your pretty tree.

Merry Christmas & Many Blessings!
~Warmly, Melissa :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed the tour of your home, everything is very pretty! Love the angel doll!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Boy, you look Christmasy, Karen! Love seeing all of your decor, and I particularly loved seeing that little brass candle that turns from the heat. We had one like that when I was little, and I loved watching it SO much.

Beautiful tree and angel collection!


Sheila :-)

xinex said...

Beautiful home, KAren. I love everything!..Merry Christmas to you and your family!...Christine

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Love the poinsettia tree, angel collection, chandelier, I love it all!
Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such beautiful decorations! I like your nativity creche

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy healthy 2010!