We’ve decked the house with lights outside and in (above picture is looking out my kitchen window at the red-lighted tree, with chili pepper lights hanging down and the kitchen reflecting back in the window).
I haven’t done any baking yet, but a package of goodies arrived in the mail today, and we have plenty of peanuts to munch on, too. Would you care to sample something?
My foot remains encased in “Frankenboot” so the decorating has been done almost exclusively by my husband and sons. (That also explains the lack of home-baked goodies today.)
Kitchen tree with some small ornaments from my mother’s collection, along with the bells I tied onto my boot for a party last Saturday
My chili pepper lights are from the Southwest — we lived in Texas and my grandmother lived in Santa Fe.
This little German village is lit up by tealights. Most of it was purchased at the outdoor Christmas markets in Germany.
This tiny Nativity scene sits in front of my block houses. A few years ago, we had it sitting down on a low table. Our cat had a fascination with baby Jesus in the manager. Apparently, Cleopatra didn’t like to leave the baby sleeping all alone and she would gently carry him in her mouth and set him on her favorite boy’s bed when she retired for the night.
While I confess that I’ve been overwhelmed and frazzled for the past week or two, and the house isn’t what I’d like it to be this year, I’m glad you came by for a visit!
Be sure to check in with Jen to see who else is participating in the 2012 Holiday Homes Tour.
My dh used rope lighting to write a message on the backyard fence. This is what you see through our living room window.
its wonderful…Merry Christmas!
It all looks just wonderful! Merry Christmas!
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The fence message is lovely! And I’m always smitten by those village scenes.
Your men did a fine job of decorating. Relax and enjoy. And maybe teach them how to bake. 😉
Very nice! Merry Christmas Karin!
I think it looks awesome. I also love the little villages, although I don’t have any.
Love that story about Cleopatra carrying the baby Jesus around 🙂 Noel!
Your guys did a great job! If we lived near each other I could send one of my guys to do your baking.
Don’t you just love Christmas?? Hope your foot is doing better, too.
It’s all so fun and festive. Your menfolk did good work. 🙂
I didn’t share a picture that shows the full effect of the lighted tree because it hurts my eyes: the top 12″ of the tree is lit with turquoise-blue, then a section of white, then a section of a different hue of blue, then another section of white before the bottom section of multi-colored lights. Clearly, my 20yo does not suffer from OCD.
But the “noel” on the back fence does make me smile. 🙂
Your outdoor lights look great and I like your German village.
I can’t even imagine what would happen if the men in my family decorated – actually, decorating would never happen inside but they would hang lights outside. The fence lights are a nice touch.
Wouldn’t it be fun to do a Christmas road trip and see everyone’s house in person?!
The guys did a great job! They must have had a skilled supervisor. Hope the foot is on the mend.
Of course! Chili pepper lights in the kitchen – brilliant! Gonna have to get me some of those for next year!
Absolutely LOVE the Hope and love! Maybe I’ll do that one next year.
Everything is beautiful!
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