Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Tour of Homes

Today is the day for Boomama's Christmas Tour of Homes, and I may be late, but I am here! I cannot tell you how many times I have tried to upload the photos and Blogger is being quite revolting. I am still trying as I speak.

Welcome to my home, here in Middle England! I came home from school today, and, after a diabolical working day, decided to make biscuits. Cookies to you all in the States. I would show you my kitchen, but the debris from the baking session is beyond belief and I am more interested in chatting to you all than in clearing the mess.

This is in my kitchen/family room, and I love the little tree and the fibreoptic lights. They change colour, and together with the garlands and lights on the rafters (which you can sort of see in a previous post) it makes the room really festive. Please note the Christmas apron hanging from the doorknob.

My sister made this snowman for me a few years ago.....

and this Father Christmas too. This one is in the lounge.

And here is the tree, complete with the gifts underneath, which have to be distributed to friends. The ones which have arrived for the family are under there too.

This is one of the reindeer corners of the lounge......

This is the door to the lounge with the snowman wreath on it. I put the cards on the doors, as they are all glass panes.

And this is the Advent candle wreath, which we light on each Sunday in Advent, at the same time as my sister in Switzerland.

And this is the snowman, which my sister bought me just after the Inquest. When I asked her what on earth I was going to do with a life size snowman, she said... Hey, Linds....every morning when you walk down stairs and see him, he will make you smile. And he certainly does just that. He started small, and is looking out the window, and every day, he "grows" a little..... I pull him up each day.

And this is how tall he will get by Christmas morning. The babes think he is wonderful!

Here he is with his friend, Rudolph, who has grown as well.

And here is my little nativity scene, which I love.

Looking at the photos, my home seems to have been invaded by snowmen, reindeer and penguins.... all sorts of animals. And even though I have no small children in residence, I have to say I love it all.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!


Anonymous said...

I love your little fiberoptic tree! I'm so glad you joined the tour - you can clean up the kitchen tomarrow!

someone else said...

What a fun and friendly tour. I only wish I could actually be there and share a cup of something warm. Your "growing" snowman certainly does bring a smile to the face.

It's just five months until May and our trip.

Joyful Days said...

Your home is so friendly and just begs to be visited!! So glad I stopped by.


Carole Burant said...

May we never outgrow snowmen, reindeer and penguins:-) I so love your decorations and your tree is truly beautiful...I'd be under it shaking the gifts! lol Everything looks delightful, dear Linds, and from the smells coming from the kitchen, I'd say you baked some yummy biscuits:-) xox

Susan said...

You have a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas to you!

Attie said...

Yes it is cute!! I too love that tree!!!! Its so neat to do this and see your things from so far away!!!

Dawn said...

The thing I love most is the picture of you throwing the list over your shoulder! I haven't even made the list. That's how far behind I am. I am having a really tough time re-entering real life after our 10 days in Paradise. Really hard! I have nothing under my trees - NOTHING. Nothing baked. And, guess what? I don't even care! Isn't that bizarre!

We got home at 6:30 a.m. rushed home from the airport, cleaned up after no sleep on the flight, and made it to church to see the kiddoes in their wonderful program - no stage fright this year!

Then we tried to rest in the afternoon a bit, and sang in our cantata at 6 p.m. Wonderful day. But today I crashed with a massive headache. Had to play for a funeral. Tomorrow it's back to work. I know I'll be buried.

But - we have wonderful memories!

Thanks for having us over - would love to come and have a cup of tea and a biscuit or piece of cake with you. Maybe someday!

Jessica said...

Cute snowmen!

Nadine said...

Very lovely. Thanks for sharing your home. Have a Merry Christmas.

meggie said...

Thankyou for sharing Linds!

Susie said...

Hi Linds,
Everything is so cute. I also have reindeers and snowmen (no penguins)
Your growing snowman just made me smile!

Rita Loca said...

I love the Nativity Scene.
Merry Christmas!

Carol-Ann Allen said...

I found your blog through a link in a public bloglines ...

A couple of things caught my attention ... the age bracket of the kids you teach -- same as my daughter.

You are a widow and yet, by your profile, only 53!

I've enjoyed the front page of your blog and have bookmarked it!

Barbara said...

You do have some unusual Christmas bits. I cannot imagine coming in from a day at school and making biscuits. I am all for leaving everything and blogging though!!!!
I am not participating in this meme but I have posted on Christmas at my home recently if you have time topop over.

Donnetta said...

What a very festive home! A very neat way to display your cards!

The life size snowman is fantastic! I so enjoy the idea that he grows taller with each day until Christmas! Very Fun!! I think he'd make me smile too!!

Thanks for sharing these with us! And thanks for the cookies! ;-)

Crystal said...

Thank you for the tour! Your home looks so inviting and interesting (I like your corner wood table!). I wish I could drop by (or you could come to me!) and we could have a cup of tea and chat. Someday - - - !