Welcome to the 2011 Holiday Homes Tour (coordinated by Jen on the Edge). It's that time of year and things are jolly at Chez Green Girl, though not snowy yet. We decked the halls, hung some stockings and trimmed a nice tree. We like a mix of old, handmade and fresh picked around here.
Still my favorite Nativity of all time--I've never seen one I like as much as this plain one carved out of olive wood.
The tree has a mix of homemade and store bought--a hodge-podge of memories hanging from the branches. I confess to being partial to the ones the boys made through the years.
They just make our tree more special.
I never met a kid-crafted ornament that I could leave in storage. In fact, when I kick them out someday, the boys can take the "Baby's 1st Christmas" ornaments from Hallmark and I'll keep the ones they made out of yarn and construction paper and glue.
Speaking of kid stuff, I hang up their old Christmas art work, too. Right above the door to my library--two rows of reindeer, stockings, Santas, wreaths, trees, even a menorah!
Most of the decorations in the library came from outside--pinecones in little clay pots,
berries and greens.
Mr. D still isn't a fan of my paper wreaths hanging here and there, but everybody likes looking at the Christmas cards hanging on that door.
Next to the Door O' Cards--Sarah made the "W" for us and I love plugging it in--what a perfect spot for it!
Sarah also made the JOY on my kitchen sink window.
Hanneke from Northwoods Adventures made me this wonderful garland! Isn't it just terrific? Mr. B's camera doesn't do it justice, though I tried several angles and settings. Maybe I should get a new camera for Christmas (HINT).
That's a slightly better shot--grey felted hearts with red and white balls threaded through. I wish I was as skilled as Hanneke! And it came wrapped so pretty, too!
One last look at the tree (now plugged in) before you go--off to the next spot on the 2011 Holiday Homes Tour!