...and I'm only a day late! Considering there are almost 1,000 linked up to The Nester's Christmas Tour, not sure I'll get any visitors from that but I still wanted to share with my faithful friends and family who visit :-)
I spent all day Monday cleaning and then two friends helped me decorate the tree that Ivan set up around 6 p.m. Maybe a new holiday tradition has been born?
Nester's Christmas Tour of Homes, picking up ideas. This morning I gathered my supplies and went to work. I'll need to do a little shopping (more Christmas ball ornaments and some Christmas candy) but we're going for the clean, spare look this year. Also known as the we're-cheap-and-don't-want-to-spend-very-much-money look.
From the front gate you can see the little doo-jobby I made to hang in the front window. Saw these on several blogs and loved their simplicity.
Under the tree are two cherished Christmas decorations: a tree skirt made by Joyce and the lighted Christmas "gift" crafted by Pat, both dear friends from Michigan.
Four Seasons Holiday Quilt Swap. I SOOOOO adore this little snowman! You can also see one of the other doo-jobbies I made to hang on each side of the arched doorway.
SERIOUSLY downsized, going from 7-8 large Rubbermaid bins of Christmas stuff down to two. TWO, people. Basically just the ornaments, a tree skirt, wall quilt, lots of clearance ribbon and a couple table runners.
Okay, now stepping back a bit, you can see another use of ribbon in the doorway to the kitchen.
Kim Robertson's Celtic Christmas II).
Hope you enjoyed the tour!