Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Tour of Homes

BooMamaChristmasTour

Welcome to Boo Mama 2008 Christmas Home Tour! Come on in! Be sure to wipe your feet at the front door because it is icy outside today. The schools are closed and we are looking forward to alot of you coming by in spite of the ice outside!

I found some interesting little reindeer last year in an after-Christmas sale so I was anxious to use them this year on my dining room table.


My tree is all white and silver with snowflakes and reindeer.



I wanted to do something different this year for my nativity. I was thinking of something very simple without all the shepherds, wise men. When I think of the night our Savior was born, Mary and Joseph were alone. Can you imagine how that felt to be alone in a stable getting ready for the birth of your first baby, not really knowing what the future would bring?
Yet, God's Word says the angels were there when Mary gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in cloths and laid Him in a manger. Then God's Word says Mary pondered all these things in her heart! How she must have been in such wonder as to what transpired that wonderful night!
This is why we celebrate!




I am so glad you dropped by! Please come sit down for a few minutes before you go on to the next home and have a cookie and a cup of hot chocolate!
Have a wonderful tour !

35 comments:

Faith said...

Your home looks so pretty! I have to say, I love what you did with your Nativity under the cloche - just beautiful!

Amy said...

It looks beautiful and I love how you displayed Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus. Merry Christmas.

Becky said...

Good Morning Judy;

Brrrrr! It's cold here too!! I love your white and silver. OH MY WORD! It is so simple yet elegant! It that an amaryllis on your dining room table and if it is....is it living?

I love the simplicity of your nativity this year. That's for the cookies and hot chocolate!

Mandi said...

I also LOVE what you did with nativity!

Your home looks very warm, inviting, and beautiful. I would love to sit down and eat a cookie with you!

Jenna said...

You are so cute! Thank you so much for inviting us in and may I say, that cookie is invited into my stomach any day. :-)

Your house is GORGEOUS. I love all of your decorations! The reindeer look so great and I love what you did with the nativity - so neat!

Hope you have a great day bundled up inside that beautifully decorated house!

Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing since I won't see your house this Christmas!!!
Just be ready to decorate big for next year!!!!! :-)
Only Harper may be pulling down all the cute decorations next year. ha!

6p00e551fdaaa28833 said...

Thank you for making me feel so welcomed! I love how you had the fire going and the beautiful star on the mantle. I truly felt I could walk in, thoroughly enjoy myself, and keep warm by the fire eating those yummy cookies and drinking the hot chocolate! I would transplant myself in an instant! :) Not only do I really like how you displayed your nativity scene, I appreciated your thoughts about it also. That's always one of my favorite things to reflect upon at Christmas: how Mary pondered all these things in her heart. Thanks for the welcoming tour and Merry Christmas!

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

it looks great! i've been thinking a lot about mary lately. having a december baby will do that to you. i wonder if she prayed that she would have him before the trip to bethlehem? i wonder if she was worried about that. she had to be. and He chose not to answer that prayer for a reason.

meg @ spicy magnolia said...

sorry, that last comment looks like spam for some reason (like it was sent from some place really weird), but it was from me @ spicy magnolia. :) thanks again!

Karen Barnes said...

You have a lovely home, loved the cookie & drink at the end of the tour, very southern hospitality, such a sweet touch. Can't wait to meet your grandbaby Harper. I read Kelly's blog but can't leave a comment. I know you all are so excited & thrilled beyond words. God has blessed you guys with a wonderful gift at this time of year. Hope your Christmas & your new year holds many blessings for your family. Karen Barnes= Jessica M's Mommy.

Heather said...

I love your home, it looks so warm and inviting!! It is all so pretty! Thank you for sharing. Merry CHristmas!!

Lauren said...

Your decorations are beautiful! It looks so inviting... and cozy! Thanks for letting us in! Merry Christmas!

The Garners said...

Everything looks so pretty! The little reindeer collection was a great find! I love what you did with Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus alone--that's very pretty and so meaningful. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

THank you for stopping by and taking the tour of my home!!

Your's is wonderful and I love the nativity under the dome!

Oh, by commenting on my space your name has been put in for a drawing for 1 of 2 giveaways I am having!!

blessings
mary

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I forgot you asked about the wallpaper-I don't know alot about it. It was up when we bought the house- we have done some electric rewiring and had to take the paper off that was on the livingroom ceiling. There was 2 signature and dated Dec, 2 1950. We think the dining room was probably done around the same time. The paper has gold accents and these look like they might be hand painted. on one of my blog entries- I confessed that this was the first room I wanted to work on as it is so dark with the blue background- I was so surprised at how many loved this paper and it is certainly unique!! At the rate and budget we have it will probably be up a while!!

Sorry to keep gabbing on and on!!

blessings
mary

Heather said...

I love the nativity! I have been thinking about asking for one for Christmas this year. Thank you for the hot cocoa...it's beginning to get icy here in TN :)

kate said...

of course I have just fallen for your cuteness as I have Kelly's...I LOVE how you ended the tour...and how I would love the treat it is cold, cold in Oklahoma! I so wish we had a snow day!

I'm so happy for you grandma! kate

MiMi said...

I wish that I could sit down with you to have a cup of hot chocolate and a cookie! How fun would that be!

Your home is absolutely gorgeous! I love those little reindeer on your dining room table and the nativity is simply beautiful!

Thank you for inviting us into your home!

The Branches said...

Your decorations look GREAT! I love your fireplace :)

Pat said...

What a pretty home! Your decorations reflect your heart. Thank you for sharing!
Pat

Lora said...

Your dining room table looks so inviting.

Thank you kindly for the sweet words you left on my blog today.

Peace and joy,
Lora

"Dove" said...

The dining room table looks just wonderful! Love the flowers!

Anonymous said...

You are a great decorator. Can you come to our house and do something festive?? Think about it! :) I have enjoyed reading your blog and I also have been reading Kelly's. I can feel the first time mother excitement as I read it. HA! If she hasn't gotten a Boppy pillow yet I suggest she get one. It makes nursing a lot easier at times and more comfortable. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!
Love, Laura Mudd

The Branches said...

Thank you SO much for your sweet words of encouragement! That just made my day! You and Kelly both are so precious! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! Much love, Becky Branch

Kara said...

Well it easy to see where Kelly got her style from! Your house looks so comfy and warm! The nativity is beautiful and the way you displayed it is a reminder of the real gift we received on that cold night! Thank you for sharing!

Leigh Ann said...

Your tree is SO pretty in silver and white. LOVE IT! I am also getting really into reindeer. I plan to pick some up after Christmas on sale, too, for next year. I wish you lived closer because I would love to come on in, have hot chocolate with you and visit. Hopefully, I'll get to see you after Harper is born when we come to visit! :)

Kristi said...

Wow-- so pretty! Your home is so very warm and inviting! I love the bell jar nativity idea. I may have to do that next year!
Merry Christmas!

ellen b said...

Love the nativity in the Cloche. Just learned what that was this year because of blogging :0) I even asked for one for Christmas...
Your tour was wonderful. God bless you with a joyful Christmas enjoying all His benefits!!

Jacquie said...

Your house is gorgeous, as usual. I can't wait to see it with my own eyes tomorrow ... will you have any cookies left? ha!

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

You have such a pretty home! I'm thinking about getting some red amaryllis for our mantel next year; yours look too good! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Christmas.

the voice of melody said...

I like what you did with your nativity scene, and also your tree. Silver and white is so pretty, especially with the ribbon around it. :)

Merry Christmas!

Julie said...

Your house looks so warm and inviting. I love the simplicity of the nativity. I think that depicts how that night truly was.

In His Army said...

It all looks beautiful! I love those little reindeer on the dining table and the nativity scene is just simple and perfect! Wish I could really be in your home to share hot chocolate and catch up with you guys!

Kelli said...

Thank you for having us over! I love the reindeer centerpiece...so pretty! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
~Kelli

Keetha said...

Lovely!!! I especially like the plate of cookies with the cup of coffee.

Merry Christmas and thanks so much for opening up your home to all of us.