Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Parade of Homes 2013: Day 5

Here we are the on the last day of our Christmas parade of homes! Hasn't it been great?! Today is my house and I have a surprise at the end for you!



 In our kitchen we have cozy ornaments on all of the knobs. 

 The banner says "Happy Holidays, y'all!"

Dining room table. 
 See? I told you mine was on my piano!
PB always lays the people down and says they are going "night-night"

A new addition this year. I LOVE these :)
 The garland and wreath are both lit in the evening. Do you see our little stocking for the cat? We also have two play nativities for PB. Do you see what the one in the middle is missing? Try baby Jesus. We're on the hunt for where PB has him hidden. 

I decided to sprig my tree this year. Do you sprig?
This is my favorite ornament. This was my first Christmas ornament. 

Here is the surprise I have for you!!!! 
It's pictures from where I learned to do Christmas decorating! From my parents and grandparents!
My parents house:
 This is a new nativity given to my dad by his congregation (he is the bishop). It is made of BONE!

 This nativity for as long as I can remember has had four wise men. PB saw it and said "MONSTER!" A fan of Yoda she is not. 
 Hey that's me on my parent's tree!
This is a piece by Liz Lemon Swindle. I love her artwork! 


 My grandparent's house
 Village part one. Note the detail of the fallen snow, the real gravel roads, the street lights (which were not on but do turn on), the ice skating rink, and the trees. 
 Village part two
Village part three: that is a rive flowing through the village.




 These are my favorite ornaments on her tree. We may have played with them a little too much as kids. They were fragile and we were not careful!

 Angels. 


 This is a whole cabinet full of santas. I wish you could see the huge number of santas my grandparents have in their home. These pictures are only a small taste of what they have! 








I hope you have enjoyed this parade of homes! I sure have enjoyed taking this pictures and sharing them with you! 
What was your favorite part?

5 comments :

Ben said...

The bone nativity was a gift from my (beloved) seminary students last year.

Kasey Q said...

I love the bone nativity. It's so cool! Thanks for doing this. I've enjoyed all the posts this week and got new ideas for next year!

Diana said...

I enjoyed seeing all the decorations, too. You made everyone's home look like Better Homes and Garden!

Nancy Schriefer said...

I can't begin to tell you how much I've enjoyed the Parade of Homes. All were beautiful, but your grandparents house is just spectacular. It must be very easy to get into the holiday spirit in your family! Not hanks so much for showing us.

Nancy Schriefer said...

I can't begin to tell you how much I've enjoyed the Parade of Homes. All were beautiful, but your grandparents house is just spectacular. It must be very easy to get into the holiday spirit in your family! Not hanks so much for showing us.

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