Can you believe it’s time for our 2017 Christmas Home Tour! This year we’re thrilled to have a total of 26 bloggers who will be showcasing their homes through the Christmas Tour of Homes all this week. By clicking on the links at the bottom of this post, you’ll be able to go inside each of their homes.
“Christmas, my child, is love in action.” ~Dale Evans
I’ve decided today to take you through our entry and into our living and dining room. To see our Christmas Home Tour, Part 2, just click here.
NOW ONTO OUR TOUR BEGINNING IN OUR ENTRYWAY…
Santa will greet you as you enter the front door.
This JOY sign was totally transformed by myself a few years ago. To see what it was like and what I did, take a short peek here.
This is one of Sadie’s favorite spots to relax in.
A collection of Santa’s that started many years ago. The first one on the upper left is an antique from when I was a kid growing up and is from my childhood.
The mirror is across from the entry bench.
LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM
The latest mouse I purchased which some of you saw here, has joined the brass mouse that ran up the clock and has decided to stay put
My Russian nesting dolls I bought at a doll shop while visiting Yokohama, Japan. There are a total of 10 dolls and the smallest is literally the size of a pea! All of them get displayed during the Christmas season.
This year I borrowed the quilt ladder from our guest bedroom to tie our stockings to.
I made these stockings for all of us over 40 years ago and Mr. Cottage and I still use ours.
All of our dogs had ornaments, including Miss Molly above. We still need to make or buy one for Sadie.
The ribbon is just plain burlap from Hobby Lobby. I’ve had the popcorn garland for over 40 years and it looks so real when it’s hung on the tree. The red garland, with the peppermints, was purchased about 30 years ago.
The photo above is my father and mother when they were dating.
Here are the other two felted mice I purchased recently from my favorite local store, Kennedy’s Floral and Gifts.
Mr. Cottage’s train and painted tree collar.
A dear friend made this quilted wall-hanging for me and I hang it every Christmas to remember her by. She never made it to 50 years of age.
If you want to cover and make your own antler wall mount, you can see how I made this one by clicking here.
The only pillow I purchased this fall is the red plaid one above. I actually found it at HomeGoods this fall and knew it would be perfect for Christmas.
CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES
Please take the time to check out everyone’s beautiful Christmas decor.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO CLICK HERE FOR PART 2 OF OUR TOUR!
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