Monday, December 17, 2007

Deck the Halls!



Welcome to BooMama's Christmas tour of homes!










Welcome! Come on inside, and make yourself comfortable!

Our Christmas tree is the first thing you see as you enter the front door. Our oldest daughter, Autumn, decorated it by herself this year. I think she did a great job.


Here's one of my favorite ornaments. I bought this for Verne several years ago. Can you see what it says? "I burn 4 U"


Greenery above the windows.

We don't have a fireplace, so the stockings hang on a shelf. I made these the second year we were married. I was pregnant with our oldest child. I decided to make 6 total, and guess what? There are six of us! Too bad that Grandma's doesn't match. Hers hangs on the end.

Little touches of winter here and there.

I received this basket when I had my wisdom teeth out the week before Christmas 19 years ago. I still get it out year after year.


I love this simple wooden Nativity. Children can play with it, but it's beautiful.

More greenery graces the entertainment center.


Let's make our way into the kitchen!



Nesting gingerbread men line the countertops.









Greenery and mistletoe hang above the doorways.








Festive salt and pepper shakers, and a spoon rest bring joy to the cook.






Various small stockings, mittens, and wooden signs hang from the cabinet doors.



















A jolly snowman contains cookies in his head and body, nuts in his hat, and candies in the snowballs that he holds.

On to the dining room!

Our Nativity was handpainted by my mother's cousin.


A small Christmas tree decorated in gingerbread men and cookie cutters. This tree is always my favorite.
Even the master bedroom has a few festive touches.

A gingerbread couple sits on a trunk at the end of the bed.


And a small tree lives on the nightstand.


Thanks for visiting! Feel free to have a look around and grab some of my recipes to take with you. You might like some of these:

Hard Tack candy
Peanut Brittle
Hot Cocoa

30 comments:

Rachel said...

Tracy, your home is welcome and inviting - beautiful!!!!! I sure hope you are feeling a little bit better today. I am praying for you and missed seeing you yesterday!

Betty said...

Tracy, how inviting your home is...beautifully decorated....I enjoyed my visit and appreciate you dropping in to see me....please come again....Betty

Lori said...

Your home is so beautifully decorated for CHristmas. Love it.
So warm and cozy. I absolutley love your gingerbread tree.
Thanks for the tour.
Last week. I posted a few picutres of my home decorated too.

Beck said...

Your house is so beautiful - and Autumn did a WONDERFUL job with the tree!

Miss Patti said...

Wonderful

Anna S said...

Tracy, it all looks very festive. :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the hugging snow couple.

I have a slide show for my tour.
I hope you can get connected to view with me, if not, I have a few thumbnail images on my regular blog too.---

My Slide Show Tour

Jenni said...

Your home is so cute! Thank you for sharing with us!

Becky said...

What a lovely tour. I especially like the gingerbread and cookie cutter tree in your kitchen. I may have to do that next year. Such a great touch.

Merry Christmas, Tracy!

Momma Roar said...

Lovely!!!

ellen b. said...

Thank you for the tour of your home. Blessings on you and your this Christmas...

Jessica said...

I love the mittens pillow!!

Mrs. Huse Clifton said...

I love the way your Christmas house looks!

Gena said...

I just love your decorations. Especially the snowman hanging in your dining room.

Southern Heart said...

Everything looks beautiful...your home is so warm and festive! I love all of the gingerbread men, and my favorite pic is of you both singing carols together!

Merry Christmas,

Andrea

randi---i have to say said...

You have so many adorable Christmas decorations! I love the pillow with the mittens on it. So cute!

Daughter of the King said...

inviting...I will bring the tea or coffee....
Deby

Vicky said...

It's beautiful! It reminds me of my mom's house - lots of decorations to put you in the Christmas mood! :) Very very pretty!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely home! I especially like the gingerbread men! :)

nannykim said...

I love the marshmellow ornament--I have one , but would like to get more!

AJ said...

Where did you find the nativity? I've benn looking for a nice one the girls can't break.

Tracy said...

Hi AJ,
I received the wooden nativity as a gift several years ago. My husband and I are making some for my Etsy shop, but they won't be ready for this Christmas.

Emily (Unfurling Flower) said...

What a beautifully decorated home, Tracy! Looks so festive and inviting :)

RealEstateGirl said...

I knew I had to at least start with my Christmas visits by picking out all the "Tracey's" or Tracy's on the list!!!

Enjoyed the decorations! It's all beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

Angie said...

Tracy-how beautiful everything is! I have been so caught up with work and stuff, I have not had the "pleasure" of visiting my favorite places...today I needed this....your place is my favorite! Perfectly Christmassy!

Ruth said...

Your home is beautiful. You've done an outstanding job decorating. I love the s'mores, too! I hope you are able to sit and enjoy your decorations!!

Lisa said...

Tracy
Your home is decorated very lovely. I have enjoy stopping by your blog during the Holidays. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

BP said...

Tracy, I enjoyed your lovely home. The stockings are so pretty. I like all your gingerbread men! Thanks for visiting me. Merry Christmas!

Mrs.B said...

Very lovely! So welcoming and cozy and beautiful!

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Angi said...

Beautiful! Your family is truly blessed to have you making their house such a wonderful home!