Two Teens And Their Mama: Christmas Home Tour

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Home Tour


Today I'm linking up with the Style Me Bloggers for a Christmas Home Tour.  I've been looking forward to this post for awhile, because I can't wait to see how everyone decorates for the holidays.

Before we head inside, a few disclaimers.  My camera was on the wrong setting when I took all of my pictures, so I apologize because they are a bit washed out. Second - this post could have gone on forever, and nobody has time for that!  I have so many decorations with so many stories, but I tried to be brief.

As you come in the front door, a staircase down to the basement is on the right, and the living room is straight ahead.





I wrote about this Christmas tree a few weeks ago.  There are finally a few presents underneath - but only because my mom sent them!


My Lenox Christmas china collection

A few of my favorite things in this room


I love this mantle.  My hubby bought this Russian Santa and the porcelain reindeer years ago, in a little Bavarian town called Leavenworth, about two hours from here.


To the left of the entryway is the dining room, which honestly needs some work.  I saw this pretty idea on Pinterest to hang balls from the light fixture, and I really like how it turned out.



Down the hall is the kitchen and great room.  We have a second tree in here to hang all the ornaments that have been banished from the Lenox tree :)!  It definitely has an overriding "boy" theme, but I managed to sneak a few ornaments of my own on there!








My mom made these stockings for us


The Christmas Creche.  I have a confession to make - I have lost baby Jesus.  Every year when we decorate, I put baby Jesus in a safe place.  On Christmas Eve, after church, we move him to the manger, because he has been born.  Except last year I couldn't remember where I put him.  I figured he would appear when we undecorated - but he didn't.  My sister thinks maybe the dog ate him - I'm blaming it on old age brain.  In any case, I need to go online and try to buy a new baby Jesus - because honestly, he's the whole point.


And finally, these little signs were all collected when the boys were young.  I think they're pretty self explanatory :).

Please check out the other Style Me Bloggers and see how they have decorated their homes for the holidays!


33 comments:

  1. I love the reindeer n the mantle! I saw one a few weeks ago and talked myself out if it. Wish I hadn't now!

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    1. I love those reindeer, but I'm so afraid I'm going to break one!

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  2. Your home looks so festive and cozy! Love your mantel decorations!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks Jill. I'm always so sad to take everything down.

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  3. Your home has such a cozy feel to it!

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    1. Thanks - you should come visit sometime!

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  4. I love looking at Christmas decorations and homes....thanks for the beautiful peek!

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  5. You have a beautiful home Lana and your decorating is fabulous. I am a slacker this year, I did put up some decorations and the tree but that's about it. I love those signs from when the boys were young!!!! I sincerely hope you have a terrific Christmas and New Year's!!! I'll be posting a Merry Christmas post on Monday at TDAC but that is it from me until after New Year's! (except email of course)! Can't wait to hear what Santa brings you!

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    1. Rena, you are the sweetest. I hope your Christmas is so wonderful with those new babies. Can't wait to see what you have in store for the new year!

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  6. Oh dear! I hope the dog didn't eat baby Jesus. Maybe he will still turn up.
    Everything looks so fresh and lovely. I love your mix of meaningful decorations.

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    1. I'm always on the look out for baby Jesus. If the dog ate him, it's a lost cause!

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  7. Your house is lovely. And adorable! I love these tours. They are a glimpse into the lives of my favourite bloggers!

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    1. Thank you Diane! So glad you liked it!

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  8. Russian Santa's name is Ded Moroz!!! (which means Grandpa Frost)!!! :)))) I love your house!!!! And I like how you decorated it! I love looking at every little detail!!!

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    1. I'll tell my husband about Russian Santa's name. Thank you for reading!

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  9. Your house is beautiful and I love seeing it decorated for Christmas! So fun to see where you live!

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    1. Thanks Marie. It's fun to decorate but no fun to take down!

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  10. So very lovely, Lana! I just love your mantle and the beautiful Santa. Everything looks so cozy and festive! I have thoroughly enjoyed this Tour of Homes Series! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. your home is so beautiful and the decorations are wonderful!! I'm loving the sneak peak into everyone's home!

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    1. I know, isn't it fun. I'm loving it too.

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  12. Where do I begin? I guess with the front door. Love the welcome mat and the sled. I guess I could save time and just say I love everything. The Christmas china. The two trees. Your ballerina. I have a similar one. Your arrangement of snowmen (the melting one is especially dear). Love the idea of hanging ornaments/balls from the chandelier. I might do that with snowflakes!!! Oh, Lana, everything is just so warm and welcoming. Can I come over for cocoa?

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    1. You are welcome to come to my house anytime! Thank you so much for the nice comment. Isn't that melting snowman cute? His sign says "it's been nice".

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    1. I watched it for years but gave up when Juan Pablo was on. He was just yuck.

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  14. Your home is so beautiful Lana, and you have decorated it so lovely for the holidays. I really feel as though I have been over for a visit - and loved seeing your treasured keepsakes.
    I am sure that Baby Jesus will turn up somewhere (!) I hope so - because your creche is gorgeous.
    Enjoy the holidays with your family!
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    1. I think baby Jesus may be gone - but I will keep looking! Hopefully you will get to visit someday. Hope your holidays are wonderful too!

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  15. Lana your home is beautiful! Love all your decor...both Christmas and all the rest!!! Really cute signs too! One day you'll find the baby Jesus!!

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  16. I love seeing Christmas Home Tours. Your living room looks so nice and welcoming. =)

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    1. Thank you! We should sit in there more often!

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