Tuesday, December 16, 2008

BooMama Christmas Tour of Homes

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So, this is my first attempt at doing a blog carnival but this one looked like so much fun I had to try. So, over at BooMama's blog she is hosting a Christmas Tour of Homes. Here is a peak at what we've done in our home!

The tree... I love our tree. I used to want the perfect tree, you know the one, all the ornaments match, everything is just so, and I had that tree for awhile. Mine was all red and gold with spiraling ribbon coming from a huge bow on top. I was great! Then I met Eric and we aquired this wonderful tree with it's colorful lights and it screamed fun not formal. So now we have ornaments of all shapes and sizes and most have a meaning- first Christmas ornaments and wedding ornanments and engagement ornaments- even a "parents-to-be" ornament. And without further ado, here is the tree...



And here is the fireplace. I can't take credit for the design as this is the same set-up that Eric's Mom had on her fireplace the last Christmas we had with her. Every time I look at it I think of her.



And the tinsel tree that used to be Eric's Mom's as well. It's really pretty as it rotates around with the different colors bouncing off the silver branches.

First with the flash...



And without...




And you must have a tree in the kitchen... right? Mine is decorated with gingerbread ornaments, too cute!




And the centerpiece on our table. I can't take credit for this either as it was given to me after a party for a dear friend as he graduated from police academy. I loved it and decided it needed to be on my table!



And the garland on our railing to the loft. Not the best picture but I couldn't get a good angle.




Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour of the Joki house. I had fun sharing! Now check out BooMamma's blog and share your own tour!

5 comments:

TCKK said...

Your fireplace is absolutely gorgeous and I love the little silver tree too. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

Carly said...

Lovely, thanks for sharing. I especially enjoyed your kitchen tree. Perfect!

Merry Christmas,
Carly

Carol said...

Beautifully done! The kitchen tree is my favorite! So glad you joined the tour with us.

Merry Christmas from She Lives!

Noah's Mommy said...

you did an amazing job....I love your mantle...makes me wish I had one....

Heather said...

I used to have "the perfect tree" too, until our son arrived! Isn't it great how kids (and even husbands) change things?