Two Teens And Their Mama: Welcome To My Holiday Home

Monday, December 14, 2015

Welcome To My Holiday Home


I have to admit that I'm a bit nosy, and I love taking a peek into other people's houses.  So when the ladies of The Blended Blog decided to do a Christmas Home Tour Blog Hop, I was on board.

If you're visiting from Deena's blog, welcome to my home in the Pacific Northwest.  We may not have a white Christmas very often, but we've got lots of holiday spirit!


My husband has been collecting Christmas decorations since he was a little boy, so we have too many a lot.  I wrote about the Lenox Tree last year, and it's the center of our home during the holidays.


The porcelain deer and Father Christmas have a place of honor on the mantel.


There's a second tree in our kitchen/family room.  It's for the "land of forgotten ornaments" that my husband won't put on the Lenox tree!


Last year we provided door hardware for the new Funko warehouse, and they let us pick out some bobble heads.  The Year Without A Santa Claus is one of my favorite holiday specials, and these two kind of remind me of my boys. Which makes me Mother Nature.


If there's a flat surface in my house, there's probably something Christmassy on it.





And most importantly, the Creche.  We received it as a wedding gift from my aunt and uncle, so it's very special to me.  Baby Jesus went missing two years ago, and I spent hours searching for him.  Last week we found him - in my husband's sock drawer.  Don't even ask, because I have no idea.  Anyway, he's back!  Which is great news, because the price of a new baby Jesus is outrageous.  But a Creche is kind of pointless without him.


Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my holiday home! 


Next up on the hop is Sarah, and you'll definitely want to go see her house.  She has previously shared some great decorating tips on The Blended Blog, so I know her home will look fabulous!

29 comments:

  1. Your home is so inviting and cozy! Both of your trees are beautiful! I love A Year Without a Santa Claus and those bobble heads are so fun!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. beautiful home!!! I love how you decorated outside, we never got around to that this year! so pretty

    Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy

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  3. Wow! You really go ALL OUT for the holidays. It looks so warm and inviting. I laughed when I saw that one tree that only gets the forgotten ornaments.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. Your house is decorated so beautiful for Christmas. I am glad your nativity is complete again.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  5. What a crazy story about losing baby Jesus. Glad he is found! I also think having a second tree with the less then perfect ornaments is a great idea. Great decorations Lana!

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  6. LOL about the baby Jesus finding his way into the sock drawer; it is like a real life Elf On The Shelf! Your tree is GORGEOUS!! It all looks so inviting and cozy, I just want to drink a pot of tea and take a closer look at all of your Christmas decorations. Merry Christmas to you xxx

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  7. I love home tours! The amount of Christmas going on is amazing and beautiful!!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  8. OH I love that you found Baby Jesus, and in a sock drawer...if only JC could talk. Love all of your little touches, I think I need to get my hoarding and stacking tendencies at bay so I can add little things like that and not have them over run by the copious amounts of stacked things everywhere, hehe.

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  9. I loved to have a peek in your house Lana! And Thank God little Jesus is back, what would we do without him:) xx Abby

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  10. Thank you for the peek! Beautiful home! Why is it that the baby Jesus always somehow walks away? I, too found my baby Jesus. Downstairs in the laundry. He gets around . . .

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  11. Love all your trees but mostly the story about JC and the sock drawer. Hubby was probably keeping him safe for his arrival Cmas day and forgot about him...years ago.

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  12. You have a beautiful home! Thanks for inviting us in. :-)

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  13. Those Lenox ornaments are really gorgeous! I am dying to know the truth behind the missing baby Jesus that was stashed in a sock drawer. That made me just chuckle!

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  14. Your mantel is so nice - I'm so jealous, I so badly want a fire place. Your front door is gorgeous by the way!

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  15. Lana, I adore your trees, they turned out so lovely. I used to have a great deal of Christmas items but when Valentina was born we moved 6 times on 5 years ... so I misplaced a lot of it... I hope you can enjoy the holidays ♡ xox

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  16. Just lovely. Two trees? I have trouble getting PC to agree to one. Both of yours are beautiful. Love the garland on your banister, your holiday china. So glad baby Jesus is back!

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  17. lots of Christmas-y stuff Lana - it makes my Christmas look a little minimal, but that also means less set up and take down time! So glad you found baby Jesus before you had to buy another one - mine is attached firmly to the manger so we're safe there :) Lovely to have you back blogging more!

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  18. Just gorgeous Lana, love your Mantle!! And the little nativity is so sweet! Thanks for the peek, just beautiful!!!

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  19. The door! It looks just like from a movie. As well as the mantel and the tree. I hope all of this is making you feel cozy and loved this holiday season.

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  20. Lovely home, Lana, inside and out! Don't you just love the Holidays? I see it as an excuse to overdecorate and as you put it, embellish each flat surface you can find, haha! P.S. I love the idea of having a second tree for 'forgotten ornaments'. :-)

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  21. I jumped over and read about your Lenox tree. WOW! I cannot imagine how special that is! My boys loved the Christmas Without a Santa Clause so that movie is special to me too. One year my boys sang the heat miser and cold miser song over and over. Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

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  22. YAY!! So glad you found the baby Jesus!! The sock drawer was a great place to keep him safe!! Beautiful home and decorations!

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  23. Lana, your holiday decorations -inside and out- are magazine worthy! So beautiful. Our Christmas will be white - wish I could send a little of this snow your way ;)

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  24. Your home is always so beautifully decorated Lana. I used to be able to keep mine like that until momma. She just randomly moves things around and sets them down wherever she happens to walk. Now its more of a hodgepodge haha. I thought I would come by and hang out with some friends tonight so I'm catching up on my reading. I know you just went through it and it just sucks. Anyway I'll continue on to the next post dear friend. Thanks for keeping me company for a little while.

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