Friday, December 10, 2010

Show us your Christmas Home......

I am playing along with Kerryanne's Simply Christmas idea "Show us your Christmas Home".
Welcome to 'Our Shabby Cottage' please come in!
 I made this wreath last year using a bamboo wreath with tinsle, small rope baubles, ribbon and fake poinsettias.
 Master 8 did most of the decorating this year. I think he did a really great job. These paper chains were made by him last Christmas and have lasted pretty well!
As you can see we still haven't finished painting!
 My Mum has made us all a beautiful Christmas Stocking over the years and I must say I love the traditional colours of Christmas. She also made our Advent Calendar which we fill with lollies and each one has a special trinket to put up after the box has been opened.
 Each stocking is personalised with things we love!
I love Bumble Bees so mine has a bumble bee button on it!
 I do love home made decorations, mostly made by our two boys at school! 
The Santa candle, I have had since I was a child and, it lovingly, comes out every year. 
 I really think Master 8 did a great job of the tree, don't you?
It looks wonderful at night with the lights on too.
Hubs bought the two little houses (top left) a few months ago, he never does anything like that! He was going to buy just one, when I said, 'If you are going to buy one you may as well buy two!" I think we will add to the collection every year.
And, most importantly, the Nativity.
We have two at our place, a really great Playmobile one which the kids love and a very special wooden one my Dad made for us.
I am looking forward to having a look around other people's homes today, I hope you will play along with us!
Stay tuned for a little suprise too......
Kathryn. XX


Sam said...

Hi Kathryn, your home looks fabulous, what a lovely front door.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

All looks great Kath...A real Family christmas!
I see your front door has been painted too which makes your Wreath really Pop!....I have a huge wreath too but in green and silver Love it!

Fiona said...

Everything is gorgeous Kath - I will try to take some pics of my home tonight so I can play too...

Kerryanne English said...

Your Christmas home looks beautiful Kathryn and thanks for playing along with my meme.

I love the kids handmade ornaments too. We have a bundle of egg carton bells hanging on our tree which were made by both my girls in kinder year, which was a long time ago. Sadly some of the paper ornaments haven't stood up to the test of time and I wish now I had stored them better.

Hugs ~ Kerryanne

misteejay said...

What lovely decorations - Master 8 has done a fab job.

I love those stockings.

Toni :o)

Katrina Chambers said...

You always have the best decorations! Love them. So festive & fun. I get out of it all this year as we are moving next week. Kids are disappointed!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Your home looks beautiful and inviting, Katherine!

Love kiddie-made decorations, they're always the best!

Hugs! Vikki :-)

Country Cottage Chic said...

It all looks fabulous! Makes me feel all festive. My daughter is coming home today from university for the Christmas holidays, so we will decorate this weekend as she would feel left out if we did it without her!


Wickedly Divine Creations said...

Very pretty decorating :)

Purple Pam said...

Thank you for inviting us into your beautifully decorated Christmas Home. Great job!

home made gorgeous said...

Hi Kathryn, what a lovely home you have, I love all your Christmas decorations, thanks for sharing! Sarah x