Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas at the Cooks'

Our house is Christmasified. As Christmasified as it's going to get. My decorations aren't anything spectacular--mostly handmade or hand-me-downs. It's only our second Christmas married, so we haven't started to really add to our decorations. I'm hoping to hit Hobby Lobby and Target with my mom the day after Christmas to add to my stash. I just haven't told her that yet.

But, little bit that it is, I welcome you to our sweet little house. If you were here for real, I'd offer you some World Market peppermint coffee with peppermint mocha creamer. We could sit on the sofa and watch Christmas movies (you can choose--classics like White Christmas or It's a Wonderful Life...or maybe Elf...or we can just turn on ABC Family or the Hallmark Channel, as I have done all weekend long). I'd love to offer you some of the goodies one of our Sunday School students gave us this morning, but I'm afraid I ate most of them this afternoon. I got a little stressed after an exhausting incident with some gingerbread...and consoled myself with chocolate in the wake of the aftermath. But enough about that, let's begin our tour.

The living room:

In the living room, we have our sweet little tree:

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And the shelves all decked out with extra ornaments (I'm down to one empty frame...I'll get it filled eventually)

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And my sweet Great-Grandma Doe's nativity set. This is one of my favorite pieces, it means so much to me to have my grandma's nativity. I think it's just the sweetest.

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Our curtains are decked out with their very own Merry Christmas banner

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And the shelves are proclaiming JOY

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Up on the top, you can see our sweet cookie sheet NOEL sign (and my uneven paint strokes)

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On in the kitchen you can see our SNOW banners attached to candle holders

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And my beautiful wintery flowers from Kroger. Kroger has the best floral department in town. I seriously love it.

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And finally, the real reason for the season.

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Anonymous said...

I'm jealous that you have Grandma Doe's nativity. Hurrumph.

Susan said...

Your nativity is lovely, as is your whole place - you've done a great job! Thanks for having me over, and Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

YOu have such a lovely home! Merry Christmas!!

cynthiaa said...

Merry Christmas.

I love the fact that you have a handmade Christmas banner!! Awesome!!

Carol said...

Thanks for sharing with us.

Merry Christmas!

GinSpaghetti said...

LOVE your wall hanging words!!!! (Love, love, love!)

Lora said...

Visiting your blog brought back some fond memories of our first Christmas together 20 years ago... You have made your home very cozy. I like your painted NOEL sign.
We live in an unicorporated area that is very rural and I agree with your comment in your profile. Thank you kindly for visiting my home tour today.
Peace and joy,

Paige said...

Thanks for sharing! Love the decor.

Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

Your Noel cookie sheet is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to go shopping!!! love mom

Ameratis said...

I love the snow banners and the noel platter. Everything looks cute! Plus your mom leaves comments just like mine ha ha. Thanks for sharing!

Keetha said...

Thanks so much for inviting us in!!!

Merry Christmas

Anonymous said...

You are very blessed to have so many friends. BBQ dog treats?? We need to talk. See you sometime in the next 7 days. Love Aunt Cris

Belinda said...

How wonderful that you have your Grandmother's nativity...that is something you will treasure forever. Hope you and your Mom had fun at the after Christmas sales! I picked up a few more ornaments for my stash of wreath-making materials. I was inspired by many of the pretty wreaths other bloggers had made this year. :-)