After seeing on Pinterest blog posts on Christmas tours, I decided that it would be fun to give you a Christmas tour of our house!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  Now, while this isn’t Pinterest Perfect like all the ones I was seeing (not a spot of dirt or dust, not a toy out of place, no dirty dishes in the sink, no laundry laying on the stairs), it’s still fun, and it is very much home to us!! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Anywho, enjoy the tour ๐Ÿ™‚

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Our old front door that leads into the library….rarely used anymore. ย We love old doors to set around for decoration ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  When we go into second hand stores, or antique shops, we always admire the old doors ๐Ÿ™‚ย  The decorating here is compliments of Leah.

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Our main front entrance…

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Just stepping into the entryway

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Looking back at the front door. We got this new garland to imitate one we saw onย Pinterest ๐Ÿ™‚

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An up close shot….

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One of our many lighted houses….we have so many, they don’t all fit on top of the kitchen cabinets, so we’ve been finding new places for the extras

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Leah’s chalkboard artwork. ย Here is thriftiness to beat all thriftiness. ย The frame was old trim outside in a scrap wood pile that Daddy cut and screwed together for us….and the chalkboard? It’s not a chalkboard….just black paper ๐Ÿ™‚

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The cat’s artwork (that rascal has discovered our house plants…..)

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The messy kitchen. ย Supper is in progress ๐Ÿ™‚

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All of our aprons ๐Ÿ™‚

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Our Christmas teapots.

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We love our door-less cupboards!!! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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ย One of the little shelves over the sink

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Another small shelf over the sink

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Our lighted lighthouse ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lighted houses over the kitchen cupboards. ย For the rest of the year we have teapots up there.

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Looking into the main bathroom

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Looking out at the sunroom from the kitchen. Notice the garland draped up on the light? ย The cat likes to grab it, take it down and run off with it ๐Ÿ™‚

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Where we spend a lot of our time ๐Ÿ™‚

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Supper is ready!!!!

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The library (our old dining room…until we grew out of it ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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Where we put up our Christmas cards ๐Ÿ™‚

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The stairway, where we hang our stockings.

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When you take a left at the top of the stairs, this is what you see…..

…someone’s laundry ๐Ÿ˜€ (and three bedrooms). There is always something sitting there….usually laundry ๐Ÿ™‚

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When you take a right at the top of the stairs, this is what you see….

…a bedroom, a bathroom, and someone’s sewing station ๐Ÿ™‚

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Looking back down the stairs….

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In the library….

Our Grandma made this nativity set ๐Ÿ™‚

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Looking into the living room from the library…

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The glorious tree (and accumulating presents!)

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The night we were decorating the tree, Jessica looked up at this wreath and said, “Does that remind you of something girls?”

Cassia: “YES!!! Oh my!! It was HORRIBLE!!”

Jessica: “uh…..horrible?”

Cassia: ” yes….of how bad it went when I was trying to decorate it with dried flowers.”

Jessica: “Um….no.ย ย I was talking about how Great Grandma made that wreath from her grape vines.”

Leah: “Uh, Jessica….that wreath is from Jo-Ann Fabrics.”

Cassia: “Yeah, we bought it from Jo-Ann’s for my flower project for 4-H. ย It turned out bad so we tore the flowers off and Leah wrapped it with ribbon for Christmas.”

Jessica: “No, those are from Great Grandma’s grape vines.”

Cassia: “Um, look. There are dried pieces of hot glue. ย It was my 4-H project.”

Jessica: *shrugs*. ย I still think Great Grandma made it from her grape vines.”

So we don’t know if we have a family keepsake or a cheap wreath from Jo-Ann Fabrics.

Either way, it hangs nicely on our living room wall ๐Ÿ™‚

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Our new favorite Christmas candle!!!! ย It smells SO good!!! (and pies in the background ready for Christmas!!)

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This is the first time we put lights up on the second story. ย I got this picture before some of the lights went out (seen in the very first picture). Those Dollar General lights….just don’t last long ๐Ÿ˜› ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thank you for visiting and touring our house!

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8 thoughts on “A Christmas Tour

  • January 11, 2015 at 4:04 pm
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    Lovely. I didn’t even notice any dirty dishes. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am still so taken with those windows in your addition, especially with the Christmas lighting on them. How old is your house? How many times has it been added on to?

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  • January 11, 2015 at 7:44 pm
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    You have a very lovely home! I loved the tour of it. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • January 11, 2015 at 7:53 pm
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    I LOVE THIS POST!! You have such an enchanting house. I love the style it’s decorated in and it just seems so welcoming! I’m excited to see the new blog layout!

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  • January 11, 2015 at 9:28 pm
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    Very pretty! I think you need to tell the story about putting up those 2nd story lights. LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • January 12, 2015 at 9:15 am
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    Your home is lovely but most of all it has a comfortable welcoming feel to it. Makes me want to come over for a cup of hot chocolate and visit for a while.

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    • January 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm
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      Thank you, Mary! That would be lovely to get to visit with you ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • January 14, 2015 at 7:10 am
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    Your house is so homey! I love it. Especially the windows in the lounge room and the colourful aprons. I want to visit. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • January 14, 2015 at 11:23 am
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      Come right over, Jessica ๐Ÿ˜‰ That would be fun ๐Ÿ˜€

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