Fun Friday-Tour of Homes

I've been looking forward to this Fun Friday since I started this blog party several months ago.  Christmas is my favorite time of the year and decorating is one my favorite parts.  I go WAY overboard--I'll admit that.  I just can't help it.  If left to my own devices, I would put garland on everything that stood still in my house.  One of my favorite areas to decorate is my banister.  I always save it for last because it takes a lot of work and usually 4 hands.  When I got ready to tackle that project I was devastated to find out that all of my lights were broken.  I have to tell you, the thought of having to unwrap the lights from 3 long pieces of garland and then string new lights was more than I could handle this year.  So, no banister garland for me.  Sniff Sniff.

Here is my home.  I hope you will post yours too:

Our family tree.  It is decorated with ornaments that all hold sentimental value.

My nature tree is on the left and the snowman tree is on the right.  The nature tree is in our very informal dining room and the snowman tree is in the playroom.

Every year I get to add a new Christmas picture frame with the children's Santa photo.

My front door with the huge Santa's face on the wreath.

Or newly acquired yard art.

I have a huge collection of Department 56 Christmas Village that I started collecting long before Erik and I got married. I don't have enough room in the house, so I only pull 4-5 houses down a year.

I love my mantel.  It's decorated with greenery, red berries and pearls.  The tree on the left is covered with pearls.

Erik's mother gives the children each a Nutcrakcer each year.  Just like my houses, we have so many that we only get to display a few each year.  These guys are in my kitchen.

Also in my kitchen:

This is above the mirror in our half bath, which is located in the kitchen area as well.

Also in the half bath are these two pieces:

 This is Lucy's tree.  It has a Santa theme.

This is Ella's tree and it has a "peace" theme.

So, that's it.  I hope you will link up this week.  I'd love to see your homes and how you decorate for the holidays!

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