Monday, December 15, 2008

Boomama's Christmas Tour of Homes

For those on the BooMamaChristmasTour Welcome!

Let's move into the living room for a cozy chat and hot chocolate.

You noticed our little tree on the end table? I picked that up on clearance last year for $3. My intention was to use it in the living room for just our Jesse Tree ornaments this year.

We have a playroom in the basement so I had planned to put the big tree downstairs but having a newborn and minor surgery in October and December has caused me to scale back plans big time.

Plan B is working well though - a small tree decorated with only religious and Jesse Tree ornaments.

You might wonder about the candy cane as a religious ornament. In that case I'll just point you to The ADVENTure of Christmas by Lisa Whelchel. It's filled with ideas for Christmas activities with children.

If your are interested in the books on the table, I wrote a review last year of Lisa's book, The Twelve Teas of Christmas by Emilie Barnes and Christmas Carols for a Kid's Heart by Bobbie Wolgemuth and Joni Eareckson Tada. I also have a review of a few children's Christmas books. I guess you could say we enjoy books around here.

How do you like my storage solution for our two kid-friendly Nativity Sets? I highly recommend the Little People set. My kids have played with them every day since we unpacked the boxes. The best part is that I don't have to worry about any pieces getting broken.

That can't be said of ceramic Nativity set sitting on top of the piano. My in-laws gave it to me after hauling it all the way from Thailand. This picture doesn't do justice to the beauty of the set. My favorite thing is that all the people have an Asian look to them. No Caucasians in this display.

Well, this has been fun. I've enjoyed showing you my small attempts at Christmas decorating. I hope you've had a good time.

Merry Christmas! (Don't forget to sign the "guest book" before you leave!)

*** For more Christmas home tours go visit Boomama.

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jennwa said...

Thanks for sharing your home.

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Alicia said...

Great tour! That Thai nativity is truly beautiful. I plan on getting a Little People nativity as well. I'm so far behind on blogging and reading blogs. One little weekend trip, and I have so much to catch up on!!! Off to your next post (I always read backwards).

Carrie said...

We just got that same Little People Nativity set this year. Our son loves it!

I enjoyed visiting your home via blog.

Merry Christmas!

Laura D said...

I love your focus on Christ in your Christmas decorations. When we have kids I'm definitely investing in a Little People Nativity set! What a great way to remind kids of the real reason for Christmas!

Flamingo Mama said...

what a wonderful hostess you are! thanks for the invite! and it's so nice you don't mind me dropping in at almost 11pm!

Leslie said...

very nice!! Merry Christmas

Amy said...

Love the little tree!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

It looks great. Thanks for sharing. I like the idea of a specific tree for Jesse Tree ornaments or something similar that tells of the true meaning of the holiday.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Thanks for sharing your home...cute nativities. Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you!

Keetha said...

I love all your "mommy" touches in this tour post. I like BOTH of your pictured nativities - - - and each have their place. I wish they'd had plastic nativities when my kids were little.

Enjoyed the tour.

Merry Christmas!!!

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