Monday, December 14, 2009

merry christmas

Better late than never! Yes, this is my Christmas tour of homes post. We had a really busy weekend, so I am now sitting in McAlister's deli getting up to date with everything.

So let the touring begin!

This is a picture of our tree. Last year we were still in our apartment and had a small 4 foot tree, so this is our first year to have a big tree. It is 7 feet tall and I love it! It's fake which I love because we can keep it up all the way through January :) I took this picture before we had the star on the top of the tree - my apologies!

This is our tree from last year in the apartment:

And another shot of our Christmas tree this year. We wanted to do something simple - so we just have pretty balls of all different sizes all over the tree with white lights and bronze mesh. I think it turned out really nice.

This is a precious ornament that my mom got us. It says "New Home" in honor of our first house! She gets us one every year. Last year we got one that said "Our First Christmas Together" since we had just gotten married two months before.

Here is our tree skirt. I got it from Pier One. It just caught my eye right when I walked in the looks a little vintage and classic.

This is a piece of pottery that I got from the Pine Cone in Jackson. I got the little tree from Target and I love how it shines.

Isn't this holiday plate cute? I forgot to mention that all of the above pictures are from the living room area.

This is our mantle. The stockings were hand made by a local seamstress. I wanted to get them monogrammed but never got around to it. The stocking holders are gold snowflakes from Pier One.

We live in the south. And it never snows here. But last week it actually snowed!! This is the only picture we got of our house with snow on it.

We had a Christmas party at our house Saturday night and this is the only picture I got from the whole night! My parents helped cook a bunch of food for us and brought it over before the party. This is a picture of some of the delicious food! And there was more too - I wish I had taken more pictures! The party turned out really well and about 35 people came over. It was so fun!

This is a picture of some of my friends and I in the kitchen. Lindsey and Rhianna drove three hours from Alabama to come to the party. I love y'all so much!

Merry Christmas!


Lisa said...

I love your tree...especially the ribbon...I WILL have to try this next year...seems really popular. Thanks for sharing your home with the tour!

Merry Christmas!

Lisa :)

From Marriage to Motherhood said...

Cute stockings! : )

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Hi! I just found your blog at "The Nester" and I'm so glad I did! It is really beautiful! My husband and I are also combining two cultures...and enjoying every minute of it! Merry Christmas... Anita

Lil' Woman said...

Very cute pics...your tree is beee-u-tiful! :)

Katie said...

You did such a great job decoration your tree!

patty said...

visiting {still} from the nester's tour... beautiful tree and mantle!
merry christmas!