I wanted to participate in one of the Christmas Home Tours going around blogland, but I just didn't download my pictures in time. I wanted to share our new home with you, though. I'm only showing a couple of rooms right now, and after the new year I'll show you the rest of the house.
Our Christmas tree, set up in the den adjacent to our kitchen
The stockings hung with care . . . on the kitchen island!
The large angel was given to us a couple of years ago, and the little Victorian lady dressed in red belonged to my Grandma
My kitchen island, in a rare moment of clarity. The Christmas tree and snowman are cookie jars, and the candle in the middle smells just like cookies baking. It's fooled me more than once!
The newest addition to my Christmas decorations, a miniature tree in my kitchen window. I love looking at it while I work in the kitchen!
I don't have many ornaments for my little tree yet, but I've wanted these for several years - little snowman angels with our names on them. These are my children's ornaments. Wes' and mine are at the top.
The banister in the foyer, backing our living room. This garland is lighted, and I've hung my set of thrift-store Norman Rockwell ornaments on it.
The view from the front door
The niche over the fireplace. I bought the poinsettia at Michaels last year on clearance. I love it! The picture behind the poinsettia was given to us by Greater Vancouver Baptist Church and Pastor Conner as a going-away gift when we moved here. It's a local artist's rendering of the bridge from Vancouver into North Vancouver, showing the mountains on "our side" of the harbour.
I made this coffee-filter wreath this year. It turned out really big and so fluffy!
Here's my wreath as part of the decorations for the Adult Christmas Fellowship at church. It's hanging on my wall at home now, but I haven't taken a picture of it there yet.
So there you go! We're all set for Christmas here. We're having our annual Pastor's Open House tomorrow night. Our family Christmas dinner is Friday, and we've invited Wes' assistant and his wife to share it with us. All of their family live far away, so I couldn't very well let them eat alone on Christmas Eve, could I?! Then on Christmas Day we've been invited to another family's home for dinner along with several other families. It's a full and busy Christmas week! I pray that you and your family are blessed with happy times with friends and family this weekend too!