I am happy to be a part of the “Christmas in the Country” Home Tour and Link Party 2014! I am one of over 40 decorated homes participating in this two week event from November 28th till December 12th. Please visit Creative Country Mom’s to see all the new stops on the tour each day. There is also a Holiday themed link party for the event where everyone can add their posts! Let’s enjoy a homespun, Country Christmas at www.creativecountrymom.blogspot.com!
My name is Susan and I am the blogger behind Momcrieff. I’m so glad you’ve come to visit! Let me give you a tour. Christmas is full of memories. That’s why I love my decorations. This year, I reused/repurposed/recycled a lot of what I had. It’s more of a sparkly, clean look. More winter wonderland than just traditional Christmas red and greens.. You’ll see my bench by my front door. I pulled it out into the lawn. Before, it was tucked into my flower bed. Then, I added some smaller Christmas trees (I had these but wasn’t planning to use in the house).
Sorry, our snow melted! It looked so pretty with the snow on the trees and on the lawn!
The trees light up and I see them from my home office.
I kept my front porch very simple this year. Fortunately, I managed to get a picture with the snow! Finally found a good use for the skates I will probably never wear again :)!
I just love the glow of the white lights! I think that we need to see those since the winter is so long, dark and dreary!
When you come into my home, you see my office/family command center/blog room, computer room etc. I LOVE this room. I went with a less is more theme.
Just keepin’ it real. I can’t seem to get all the paper under control!
This year, I’m decorating the high traffic/high visual areas. Obviously, the main room is the kitchen! I have a red country china cabinet and I decorated the top.
A closer look.
These Christmas houses were my old colorful Christmas houses. I was tired of them, felt they were dated, but just couldn’t throw them out. Sooooooo, last year I spray painted my Christmas houses and LOVED the look. Just follow the link to the tutorial. I did three last year and then another 5 this year!
I have lots of lights up there. The houses glow beautifully! There is green garland with white lights and, I have a lighted block behind my mercury glass christmas trees. I have all of this on a timer. It turns off when I go to bed and it greets me in the morning (since it’s still dark). It just starts my day off on a happy note!
Of course, my kitchen table also has a touch of Christmas.
Sometimes, I just like the simplicity of white milk glass containers with silver ornaments. Am for some reason loving milk glass, even though it is hard for me to find.
Now to my family room mantle. I went with simple white, silver, and green garland for a touch of nature.
That’s my cat Raji photobombing. He also sends e-mails and, even posted on Facebook last month. This kitty LOOOOVES curling up on my laptop keyboard :).
Just a few close ups of my Christmas decor in this part of my home. More of a winter theme then a Christmas one. That means I can leave it up into the new year!
My favorite part of my mantle are the candles (fake) which glow at night.
Just a super quick look at my tree!
OK, pay attention. This was my tree (for a day) last year. Do ya love the topper?
That’s what happens sometimes when you live in a house with two teen guys. They keep me laughing and on my toes!
Thanks for stopping in for a visit. I loved showing you around. Truly, I did! Enjoy the rest of the Christmas home tours at www.creativecountrymom.blogspot.com!