Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas at my house...

I thought I might give you a little glimpse into my house at Christmas!  I LOVE Christmas.  Everything about it!  I probably over decorate, but it makes me oh, so happy!  I love trees...I have five, but only put up two this year (4 year olds x 2)!

 Our family room tree.  A little worse for wear (4 year olds x 2), but still pretty!
 The stockings...I made the boy's stockings.  My mom made us felt applique stockings when I was a little girl and it was a very special part of Christmas for me, so I wanted to do the same for my boys-sequins and all!  Luke loves to draw, and has stuck numerous coloring pages in his stocking for Santa! :)
I LOVE Santas!  I have many through out our home.  My boys move them around a lot, so I only put out the non-breakable kind!  My primitive Santas are my favorite!
Another Santa doll....
and yet another....
Our Elf On The Shelf.  Our elf is named George.  He magically moves about the house every couple of days and watches over the boys.  He reports back to Santa on their behavior. George is VERY effective this time of year.  I think I may have to make an elf for January, February, March...

Last and certainly not least-our nativity.  This is what it is all about, after all!

What is your favorite decorating tradition at your house?  I would LOVE to hear!

Emily

8 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Your house decoration are beautiful.

de said...

Beautiful Emily! Thanks for sharing!

FibreJunky said...

I love your decorations!! I used to decorate our house...maybe I'll start again next year. Your house is fabulous!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for the GRAND tour of your Christmas decor--so warm and lovely! You can call me Virginia the Grinch (LOL)! I love Christmas displays, but I can't be bothered to decorate as I get older! Good thing my son loves to help out with the displays (or you can say, he "forced " me to it)...so my house is not entirely without decorations! Giving out movie tickets to teachers is the BEST idea-- according to my DH-being a family doc, he doesn't want us to add calories to burden others. BUT that doesn't stop me giving out cookies :) Merry Christmas to you, Emily! I truly enjoy your work and blog. What a blessing to know you! xoxo

Emily Keaton said...

What sweet photos, Emily!! I love seeing others' decorations. :) Our decorating traditions? Aside from the usual tree and stockings, etc., we try to decorate a gingerbread house each year (that was today's project--hope to have photos on my blog in a few days) and I still hang the handmade felt Advent calendar my mom made me many, many years ago. It's always a huge hit with my kids--even my soon-to-be 12-year-old!!

Noelle Reese said...

WOW! First of all, I have that same picture you have behind your pretty tree! Then that elf, I have the same one only I am 42 and I fcan't remember my life without him and the youngest of 4. So I think he is probably at least 51 so he is vintagy LOL
Your house looks fantastic! I love it!

lynn said...

love your stockings,-the colored pages are adorable! love the santas and the elf idea is genious! i have snowmen--everywhere-its a problem:) have a wonderful xmas, emily!

Lynn McAuley said...

I loved visiting you home for Christmas, Emily!! So many delightful touches everywhere!! I have this nativity as well. It was a treasured gift a few years back!