Welcome, welcome, welcome.
Ever since joining the BooMama house tour last year, I have been looking forward to taking part in this one.
Also welcome to readers of Hooked on Houses - 2 parties, double the fun.
If you have not been here before, welcome. In my blog I share about my christian faith, my family life here in Northern Ireland, and my passion for photography and digital scrapbooking.
So come on in, and have a look around. I have been blogging daily about our Christmas decorations and traditions since the beginning of the month, so for regular readers some of this might be a little familiar.
Here is our hall tree with a bit of a red/traditional theme going on. It is also where the kids hang their home-made decorations - but not tinsel or coloured lights - anything else goes.
Also on the hall table is our christmas nativity pyramid from austria, which my son named "The Jesus Helicopter". On the 4 sunday evenings before Christmas as a family we light the candles and sing a carol together. The birth of Jesus is a very important aspect of Christmas, and I hope we are helping our kids to appreciate this.
Next come into our living room (also known by our kids as the "new" room, even though it is over 3 years since it was redecorated!). Here the tree is my domain, and I have a cream/gold/natural theme (again, no coloured lights or tinsel).
and by night
Some of my favourite natvity sets.
How about something to eat. At this time of year the chances are you would be offered some mini mince pies, a piece of Christmas cake, or some of my mum's special home made florentines. They are legendary amongst my friends, and rightly so.
On with the tour. Here are a few of the decorations in my dining room.
It is here we will be enjoying our Christmas Dinner. There will be 10 for dinner this year. Here are some photos of the table and food from last year.
This was what we served
And our crackers ready for this year
EDITED TO ADD I forgot Christmas Crackers are not known about everywhere. I will do a separate post about them this week, but in the meantime, you can check out more details HERE.
Before you go, here are a few more of my favourite decorations.
Some more nativity sets
Some mini christmas trees
Some nesting Sanata ~(like Russian Dolls)
It has been lovely to have you here, and if you would like to visit again and read more about Christmas here in Northern Ireland, you can subscribe to my feed by clicking on the link below the "Feed" button in the left column. You could also choose to "Follow" my blog in the right column.
Finally, as I mentioned before I love to digital scrap, and have managed to incorporate some digital scrapbooking into my Christmas too.
I made these Christmas baubles of my kids
and this is our family Christmas Card for this year.
You can see more of my digital scrapbooking over at J M Digital Designs - and I take orders!
Happy Christmas, and blessings to you and yours this Christmas, wherever you may be.
For even more Christmas Homes, check out Tip Junkie here.
I know the Christmas tour can be hectic, but please leave a comment, and I hope to see you again soon.