The purpose of this tour is to provide an opportunity to visit other bloggers during the Christmas season. This isn't a competition as to who has the best decorations. After all, the reason for the season is to celebrate ...the birth of Jesus Christ our Savior.
And from all I know of The Nester, she's a very down to earth girl and so very nice. Feel free to join in by posting a few photos and thoughts on your blog and then adding your link to The Nester for the Christmas Tour of Homes 2009.
Here is a peek inside my family room. The star on top of my Christmas tree is a little crooked. My husband kept trying to straighten it up but it just wasn't cooperating.White and red poinsettias surround our little bronze fisherman at the foot of the stairs.
However, there are a few momentos Greg and I picked up on our travels over the last 25 years.
And with my family's Norwegian background, there are always little trinkets and memories to place on the tree.
And then there's Bullwinkle and a little Julenissen. Strange combination ...I know!
Christmas Tea has become an annual tradition. My friend Terri invites me to the Phoenician Resort for their Christmas Tea. We've been going for at least ten years or more now. I'm so excited to be going this Wednesday afternoon. I'll have to bring my camera for blog photos to share.
And of course, a plate of freshly made cookies to have for a treat.
And a bowl of fresh seasonal Clementine oranges; love them.
I love the smell of scented candles. The winter forest scent from Williams Sonoma is my favorite this time of year.
Even a sleigh of Christmas flowers on top of the TV.
I have to say that it's a bit sad for me as this will be our last Christmas in this house. Greg and I have been blessed to have lived here for 12 years. That's another reason I wanted to participate in the 2009 Christmas Tour of Homes. It will be a way to remember.
The Nester always say ...it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.
I just found out that Melissa of The Inspired Room is also having a Christmas home tour. She is such a blessing to so many, including me. I love this gal and hope you'll also take the time to visit her.
I'm just passing through on my way to my real home one day ...in Heaven.
Merry Christmas and may you keep Jesus at the center of your celebration.