Hi! Come on in! Today I'm playing along with BooMama's Christmas Tour Of Homes, in which we all show pictures of the
spectacular adequate things we do to our homes for the holidays. (To make this page load faster I'm including smaller, thumbnail photos; you can click on them for the bigger version, if you're so inclined.)
So...here we go....
Here's our front door. Notice the wreath, and also notice the stack of Thanksgiving decorations that have been piled by my front door for three weeks. And the dead mums. We are a class act around here.
Next is our foyer. In past years, I've put garland and bows all the way up the banister, but not this year. So, let's just use our imagination and pretend they're there, okay? See that oh-so-kitschy little snowman on the front table? He's got little fiber-optic cables all over him and he changes color when he's plugged in. My kids love it.
A FIBER-OPTIC SNOWMAN! OLD DECORATIONS STACKED BY THE FRONT DOOR! Just add an upholstered couch on the front porch and a Chevy up on blocks in the driveway, and we'd be right at home in Green Acres.
Anyhoo, moving right along...
This picture hangs in my foyer; it's one of several beautiful holiday pieces my mom has cross-stitched for us:
Here's my living room, seen from the foyer. I had to schmutz out a few places (like the stockings) to cover our names, but you get the general idea:
The Rudolph pillows on the sofa (and matching runner on the coffee table!) are among my favorites:
Here's my little Christmas village on the back of the piano. This excellent ceramic craftsmanship comes to you straight from--yep--Dollar Tree:
Next is our true family favorite. My family had a set of these angel chimes when I was growing up; a favorite tradition was to turn out all the lights, light the little candles, and watch the heat make the angels on top spin. It's beautiful. When my brother and I got married (and by that I mean, when we individually got married to other people, not to each other, but it bears clearing up since we are, in fact, from rural Arkansas) my mom bought us our own angel chime sets. This is without a doubt my kids' favorite holiday tradition. They are sheer magic:
Here's the obligatory tree photo (nope, no presents under it; I have a two year old who very much likes to unwrap gifts):
I don't do much decorating outside the living room, but I have a few things up in our dining area (the "Joy" print is another of my mom's creations):
That's it from the Dryer house. I'm looking forward to
snooping browsing through all of the other participants' homes listed here at BooMama's place.