12.15.2008

The Halls Are Somewhat Decked


Christmas is right around the corner and I thought it might be fun to participate in BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes. ***Edited to add that I realized Julia at Hooked on Houses and Rhoda at Southern Hospitality are also hosting Tours.
Welcome! Let me introduce you to your hostess for the tour, Princess Pigtails:
Mama says the best place to start is with our tree:This is the big tree in our living room. Mama says maybe some day we'll be able to put ornaments on the bottom part of the tree! But not anytime soon since my brother is in to everything!

Here is the built in hutch in our dining room:
Mama made one of Nester's "Ragamuffin" garlands to hang our Christmas cards from:
Mama said that it might be hard to see in the picture and she's not sure she likes it there. It's hanging on our front door that opens up onto the front porch. I think it is fun to be able to see all the cards while I am coming down the stairs.

So here is the wreath Mama hung on the stairs landing:
It is right beside my favorite window in the whole house. I like to stand at the window and watch what is going on outside! Especially when Daddy is plowing snow or when our friend, Farmer Wayne is loading or unloading his grain wagons! Or to await the arrival of visitors!

And here is my room:
This year Mama surprised me and put a tree in my room while I was at school! I make sure that my mama plugs it in right away when I wake up in the morning and she lets me go to sleep with it on! The ornaments are my very own. Mama says that most of them are from my Godparents (they give me a ornament every year) and my first Christmas.

Oh! Did you hear that? Mama says she has some cookies ready for us:Let's grab a cookie. And maybe if we ask nicely Mama will make us some hot chocolate!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a very Merry Christmas! And make sure you go back to BooMama's blog, Julia's and Rhoda's to tour some more houses!

21 comments:

PEA said...

Well, Princess Pigtails, you did a fabulous job at hosting this delightful tour of your home:-) How lucky you are to have your own tree in your bedroom...make sure you save all these ornaments for when you're older, I promise you they will bring back many treasured memories!! Merry Christmas! xo

Heather said...

You have such a pretty home, thanks for sharing!! Merry Christmas!!

the voice of melody said...

Your trees (big and little) are absolutely beautiful! How sweet of your mama to put up a tree in your room. :)

Oh, and thanks for the cookies too!

pcb said...

Thanks for the tour!

Kari said...

Thank you Miss Pigtails! You are a lovely host -- just like your Mama. :)

Lisa @ Take90West said...

Hi Maria, just wanted to thank you for commenting on my blog!
I absolutely love the ragamuffin garland to display the Christmas cards, that is a great idea and I think I may be copying that next year!

And Princess Pigtails, I love the tree in your room! My kids would love that :)

sandra/tx said...

Awww... So sweet. Thank you for the fun tour of your lovely home all decorated for Christmas.

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Ahh little brother likes to play with ornaments huh? Just like my son! Thank you for the tour@

lisa-rie said...

Oh my! I have an 8 month old and didn't even think about having to hang ornaments high next year :)
Thanks for commenting on my blog. Since everyone usually keeps their tree up till at least new years, I like the look of presents under the tree even after Christmas morning. I just get boxes and spray paint them gold or whatever and tie the big wire bows on them. I have used the same ones for a few years now. which is why I spray paint because wrapping paper would tear. You have a great idea for Christmas cards! My fridge is overloading! BTW I just love your country home!!

Bob and Jeri said...

Thank you Princess Pigtails for sharing your very Christmasy home with us. You are so lucky to have such a pretty tree in you room.

Maria said...

Thanks for stopping over at my blog. Also for your kind comments. I loved the tour of your home and your adorable daughters tree. Adorable.

Merry Christmas!

Stephanie said...

Everything looks so pretty and your daughter gave such a great tour. You mentioned that you were surprised to see wrapped gifts under my tree since I have a little one. Well he hasn't learned to crawl yet so I'm good this year, but next year I'll probably have to redecorate my whole house!

Ashley Griffin said...

everything looks great. and would you mind passing a cookie please?

merry christmas,
ashley

Jordan said...

Princess Pigtails is adorable and a great hostess! Love your decorations, very cute! =]

Jules from "The Roost" said...

It all looks lovely put pales in the presence of Miss Princess Pigtails. She is beautiful!

Veggiemomof2 said...

Nice tour! Have a Merry Christmas :)

His Doorkeeper said...

Miss P.Pigtails did a wondeful job showing her home!

Beautiful setting for a lovely family!
Blessings to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas!

Jill McGregor said...

Love all the decorations and wish we could see them in person. PP - you did a great job on the tour... perhaps you have a future in guided tours!

PS- Thanks for putting the pressure on the Godparents to the ornaments coming! :)

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

So cute! Love the trees and the ragamuffin garland. Thanks so much for the tour!

Manuela

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

What a cute little princess! Thank you for coming by my Christmas tour this year. Have a fantastic Christmas!

Dianne said...

Thanks for the tour sweetie pie pigtails! Everything looks ready for Santa!
Merry Christmas!!
Dianne
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