Well it is hard to believe Christmas is almost here again. Normally I would be giving you a tour of my house, but I realize that my home doesn’t look much different than other years.
Yes, every year I try to bring out different trees and decorate them a little differently, but I find I keep going back to my favorite things. So I thought I would give you a little peak into my home, a couple of new things (or at least arranged differently) and those favorites.
In my kitchen and family room I have a few Santas. This is my Sweet Treats Santa from the book I co-authored with Amy Mogish “Jane & Amy Create Christmas”. I like to bake so that was the inspiration for this piece.
This Santa is a Shara Reiner and it is all about time (Angel Thyme Designs) My father was a jeweler and clocksmith so this sweet guy is a reminder of him.
This piece called “Flying School” I created with Wendy Young (Olde Moon Lane Primatives). I love everything about it and it was so much fun to create.
Normally my husband helps me get out all of my trees, but this year his back was bothering him…..so I went a little smaller. This tree is at my front window in my living room/dining room. These are Shara Reiner angels on the tree and the box holding the tree is also covered with Shara’s angels.
My all time favorite piece that I painted for Christmas is my nativity on my mantel. It was designed by Juliette Martin and painted by me. I had wanted to do it for a long time but kept putting it off. So one year in November I started painting it and got all of the figures done by Christmas. The only thing left to do was the arch which I finally finished a few years ago.
Sometimes with all the busyness of the holiday season we forget what Christmas is really all about and what is really important. If we keep our focus on Him we will find the Joy in the Season.
Because of him I find hope in this crazy world….and am excited to see what the new year will bring.
May you have a very Blessed Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.
PS. If you would like to see other Christmas house tours go to:
- Christmas Tour 2016
- Christmas House Tour 2015
- Christmas House Tour 2014 – Part 1
- Christmas House Tour 2014 – Part 2
- Packing up Christmas 2014