Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Home Tour

Our Vintage Christmas in 2010
Let me show you around (ps -- if you're new to my blog -- I live with my husband and 2 1/2 year old son in the house my grandparents built in 1941 in Southern California).
Welcome to our home! Here is our tiny entry way. A couple Christmas birdhouses sit atop my Grandmother's childhood desk.

 The entry takes you directly to our living room. We have a 6-ft. Noble Fir in the corner covered in vintage '50s Shiny Brite ornaments I've collected the last few years. And, yes, we store toys in our fireplace. We're strange like that.

 A close-up of our fireplace mantel.

 This is one wall in our dining room. I love Christmas cards but have never found the right way to display them. This seemed like a simple solution -- draping a garland around a framed print and tying on the cards. That way I get to look at them all the time.

 My '60s Santa light purchased for $5 at a thrifty store. He sits on the hearth. Nate was scared of this light last year (go here for the story) but this year, he's done a 180 -- LOVES Santa and kisses him goodnight.

 A little Christmas vignette on our built-in china hutch.

 The Man Cave needs a little decorating too.  
Go Santa! Go Saints!

It's going to be a very Merry Christmas for us
and, we hope, for you too!

If you'd like to continue the home tour, click on the links below and keep the party going!



Ann said...

i love the little items in your china hutch! especially the ornaments in the glass container. i may have to use that idea next year!

Amy at TheSceneFromMe said...

Love your Christmas tree. It's so full and fluffy looking!

Bobbie said...

That is so neat how you live in your Grandma's house! I love all those charming details! Pretty.

:) said...

That santa light is really neat. What a steal for $5! I like using shiny brites too. Everything is so Festive. Merry Christmas.

Jen said...

Your place looks so nice!!! I love the tree- how's Nate been with it so far? Has he wanted to pull it over?

Nelly, her Nerd and Miss J said...

Beautiful decorations! I love your mantel.

Kathy said...

Love the photo of your living room from your entryway -very lovely --We have one of those Santa's too -We had since the boys were little and they would kiss him goodnight too-You will find it will always be one of your favorite decorations to bring out each year just because of the memories
Merry Christmas !

Anonymous said...

Your house looks so warm and inviting....lovely.....I can almost smell the hot chocolate (or mulled wine!) - Nate's Gramma

Pam said...

Your blow mold Santa is adorable. And the kids also!