Hello, there! Welcome to the 2012 edition of the Holiday Homes Tour.
Thanks to Jen on the Edge for hosting.
My philosophy for holiday decorating is to find new ways of displaying the same old stuff.
I do something different with my wreath every year.
You may be thinking, oh she just put balls on it, that's not very different...
But wait! Those are bouncy balls!
When my son cleaned out his room, I couldn't believe how many he had.
Due to a furniture rearrangement, we no longer had room for the main tree in the den next to the fireplace. So the den is minimally decorated. I'm sure my clutter-hating husband is happy about that. Just the recession tree...
And the nutcrackers and snowglobes.
Because I have more ornaments than space on the tree, I am always looking for alternate ways to display the overflow. I discovered that tomato cages make wonderful trees. This year, I put all the food shaped ornaments on a tree in my dining nook. (It's such a small space it doesn't even deserve to be called a room.) I have the lights off because I really don't like the white LED lights...they are too harsh looking next to the warm colors of the ornaments.
It ought to be easy for you to spot the pickle! There's more than one.
The Santas, celluloid reindeers, and wooden sleighs go back to my childhood.
(Homer is lurking near the kitchen, his usual spot, in hopes that some food will be forthcoming. Dream on, Kitty.)
Here's the main tree. I was annoyed last year because there was not enough room for all my pretty glass ornaments. So this year I put them all on first, then added a few others.
Why yes, that is a Tardis. One of my new additions this year.
And last but not least, the cat ornaments are on their own tree this year.
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