Friday, December 15, 2006

Christmas Tour of Homes

I had decided not to participate in BooMama's Bloggy Christmas Tour of Homes this year, because I have seriously pared down my Christmas decorating over the years. Seriously. Why, oh why, didn't I have a blog the Year of Seven Christmas Trees? Or the years I had exactly 33 candles on my mantle (one for each year of Christ's earthly life)? When there was greenery, candles, and sparkle from the front door to the back door? When I see others' beautifully decorated homes, it reminds me of what I have not done this year. But that's not what Christmas is about, and certainly not what the Christmas Tour of Homes is about, now, is it?

So this morning I got up, looked around, and decided I am perfectly content with what we've done this year and that this would be a perfect opportunity to put Romans 12:13 into action and "practice hospitality" right here in my little corner of the web. So... Welcome! I've got hot chocolate and Starbuck's Christmas Blend, so help yourself and enjoy some of my favorite Christmas decorations.

We wish you a Merry Christmas!


Dianne said...

Stopping by to say thanks for sharing a part of you and Merry Christmas!

Laurel Wreath said...

Oh I am so glad you posted some pictures. I feel like I traveld all over the world just in your little slide show. The decorations are beautiful.

Blessings sweet friend.

And Merry Christmas.

LeftCoastOnlooker said...

beautiful decorating -
may God bless you & strengthen you all this Christmas!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I'm so glad you joined the tour! Thank you for sharing your beautiful decorations with us. Your front door and tree are especially beautiful! Thanks for the tour and have a very blessed Christmas:)

Jessie's parents said...

What a sweet post!! I feel like I just sat down and looked through a precious photo album with you. Except, I can't quite taste the coffee. ;-) Thanks for sharing Cyndi!

on the Rock said...

The three-tiered trees are neat!
A lovely tour!
Merry Christmas!

Susanne said...

Your advent wreath display is lovely and I love all your Christmas Anniversary ornaments! Lovely Christmas home.

Merry Christmas!

gail said...

Glad you decided to do the tour. I think your decorations are so pretty! Thanks for sharing it with everyone.

Sarakastic said...

Great slideshow, very creative, I've never seen a cross christmas ornament before, it's lovely.

Kelli said...

Your home is beautiful. I love your Advent wreath! Thanks for having us over!

Carol said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Merry Christmas!

Barbara Lee said...

Lovely home, and a nice international flair!

I love the "Les Miserables" references in your blog title and side bar -- love that musical.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts