Tour of Homes, where we all get to show off our holiday decorations. Be sure to stop by this week's post to see the others' beautiful decorations.I love the look of Christmas. Though we don't do a whole lot in the Sher house (and absolutely nothing on the outside of it!), we always have those little touches that help us remember it is that special season.
First, of course, is the tree. We do artificial, and the kids help put it together. They love sorting the branches and "puffing them out." It's a nice family time, so I thought I'd start out with some pictures of the process.
But you're not here (I don't think, anyway) to see what our living room looked like "in process," are you? You wanna see it all gussied up. Well, here we go!
Sorry, couldn't help but throw in ONE more of the fambly (my husband was the supervisor, and the picture taker, which explains why you will find neither hide nor hair of him in these pictures!). This one was taken right after we finished putting up the tree. We're all pretty pleased with how it turned out.
And now, the picture you've all been waiting for (c'mon, humor me a bit!)--the full tree, decorated in all its finery.
The ornaments range from nativity-related to handmade to angels to Santa, and everything in between. Are you supposed to MATCH? I certainly hope not :)
We really don't do a whole lot more decorating related, though we do have an end table in the living room that I "decorate" with Christmas-related children's books, and the top of the curio is the "home" for our incoming Christmas cards.
We also have a musical Christmas clock that hangs in the kitchen that plays a different Christmas Carol on the hour, plus some holiday placemats. And, of course, our nativity scene. And please don't laugh--we have rambunctious kids and a fairly wild cat, and we'd like it to last as long as possible.
Yes, that is a fireplace "manger"--complete with screen. The fireplace is not safe to use, so don't think we burn the shepherds by mistake. And by the way, we have always had a kids' manger scene that they can play with, but we lost the pieces to it and I forgot to get a new one for the kids this year. That will be remedied soon - or at least by NEXT Christmas!
Well, that's it! I hope you have enjoyed seeing the Sher home at Christmastime. I look forward to checking out the other cafe folks' homes at the tour of homes link myself!
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