I’m linking up today with a couple of Bloggy Christmas Home Tours.
Love the time of year. LOVE!! I’ve mentioned 80 ba-zillion times that I have a new color scheme each year at Christmas. I am already dreaming about what I am going to do for 2011. (Being as I am so inspired by the amazing amount of creativity out there in BlogLand.)
So anyway, last year’s Christmas was Black and Gold.
The year before that? Red.
And I’ve done Copper & Teal… Blue, White & Silver… traditional Red & Green… well, almost everything. I have to choose a color. I have to.
If I did not edit… Well, if I didn’t edit it wouldn’t look like Christmas, it would look like an episode of Hoarders. (Not pretty.)
This year I am doing White and Silver.
My dining room…
One of my favorite things is the Boys’ version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. The Big 3 and Dad were being silly one night in 2002 and they came up with this. Fortunately, I had the wherewithal to write down their version. In their version, on the 9th day your true love gives you Pooping Squirrels.
And yes. It’s in my dining room.
(I’ll bet you a million dollars that this is the only blog you’ll ever read where squirrel poop and Christmas decorations are mentioned in the same post.)
I have a couple of little details in my kitchen:
I have some favorite cards I’ve received over my lifetime and a few are framed and come out each year as part of the decor. (Of course I paint my frames from year to year to match…)
Also in the kitchen, I display ornaments from my parents’ very first Christmas tree. Given the fact that this Thursday, December 16th, they are celebrating their 50th anniversary, these have become even more special to me.
Right off of the kitchen is where we have what we affectionately call The SpongeBob Tree (aka The Boys’ Tree) each year.
This is where those precious handmade, kindergarten ornaments jostle for position with crap like M&M characters that were last year’s stocking stuffers.
There is no room for that kind of thing on Mom’s Tree.
Mom’s Tree is for the entire family to enjoy. (but don’t touch it!)
Mom’s Tree goes in front of the front window and is gorgeous at night.
Mom’s Tree is not finished until you can see more ornaments than greenery….
Did I mention I LOVE Christmas time?