One of the highlights since starting to blog was discovering the annual Home Tour hosted by the delightful BooMama. This will be my 3rd Christmas inviting blog friends, old and new, to take a peak into my world of Christmas here in N Ireland, and hopefully they will invite me to visit their blogs too.
So whether you have been before, or first time here, come on in and make yourself at home.
Front Door Wreath
Bannister Decorations – the gingerbread hearts are a new addition this year – not my baking I assure you – thanks to Ikea
Also in our hallway is our Christmas Pyramid (from Austria) which we light each Sunday of Advent, and sing carols as a family – usually “Away in a Manger”
As the kitchen has had a makeover since last Christrmas, the kitchen/family room would be a good place to start.
A jingley wreath
A heart tree (more Ikea – you will see a pattern developing here!)
Cupboards and windowsills
Before we leave the kitchen, please help yourself to some of my Mum’s delicious home baking – Florentines, Shortbread and Mocha Fudge Truffles. Recipes to follow soon (thanks Mum and Dad!)
On through to the Family Room. The tree – we let the kids decorate the t in here, and as long as there are white lights – anything goes.
These 2 remain some of my fave items on the tree in this room.
Our minature fireplace and stockings
A child-proof nativity
Some of the “Christmas clutter” on the new shelving.
On to the living room, and here I retain control of the tree and decor!
Cream, gold and neutral shades are the order of the day here.
This year the fireplace continues the gold, cream theme, with some new tree-shaped candles.
On the hearth I was able to use my new tiered baskets to fill with some surplus baubles, golden fruit and cones.
On the piano is a “mini forest” of Christmas trees
And of course, as always another Nativity set.
Do you have a nativity set?
If so, I hope you will come back here on 21 December to join in my Christmas Nativity Set Carnival.
If you grab this button and put it on your blog with a mention of the carnival, be sure to let me know, as there will be some prizes!
Finally, George, our cat, obviously is very keen for the arrival of Santa down the chimney!
So Merry Christmas to you and yours, from Northern Ireland with love – here is my Christmas Card to you.
If you leave a comment, with a email address or blog, I promise to visit/reply.
Enjoy the tour(s)
For more festive fun that you could ever imagine check out
Nesting Place: Christmas Tour of Homes
Thrifty Decor Chick: O Christmas Tree
Funky Junk Interiors: Christmas Trees Unite