Saturday, November 26, 2011

holiday home tour...

warning...alert, alert. this post if photo-heavy!
i love christmas and i'm not ashamed to show it...lol!

frame wall number 2. this wall only took about 3 years to come to fruition. we did our first frame wall several years ago, and i finally just jumped in one day this summer and made my hubby help me put it up!

for the holidays, we pop different decorations into the empty frames.


papier mache numbers from hobby lobby...
still debating on whether i want to add a border of silver glass glitter around the front edge of each...thoughts?

this is frame wall number 1.


santa's key. since we live in a tiny house with no fireplace, we have to have an alternative for santa to get in. each christmas eve, the girls hang the key on the outside of the front screen door for santa to use. try as they might, the girls can't get the key to fit in the front door lock...only santa and his magic can make that work.

vintage christmas light reflectors...

my santa collection...

sometimes, i sit and admire the tree with just the lights...beauty.

my elves...




our stockings...
this glass knob hanging "shelf" thing-a-ma-jig has served us well over the years. it's perfect for the 4 of us.

each girl has a rhinestone initial clipped to their stocking for easy identification and no arguing about who's is who's.

yep...getting close!! (i think by the time this posts, it will be about 28 days to go...)

a bunch of random stockings i've collected. the onlyone that actually belongs to me is the "aja" stocking. you can't see them in the pic, but the 2 stockings on the end say "shawn" and "steven". do i know shawn and steven? nope...sure don't. but their stockings were too cool to pass up.

christmas card holder...



bedroom...



and finally, i had to include these pics. we have these large, heavy, cracked-glass ornaments that i don't put out every year. my hubby seems to like them, and told me that he wanted them out this year. i told him he had to find something to do with them.

so...he decided to go all martha stewart and make some sort of arrangement with the balls and some leftover floral picks.

i give him points for effort...

6 comments:

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

O. M. G. Your pictures just made me want to strip my entire house of it's contents and start over. I am in SUPER love with your Christmas decor. Holy Moly. I want. Everything. Now.

Thanks for the inspiration for next year. Now I must go pin some of your pics!

:)

aja said...

Emily...thank you! I recently happened across your blog, and I'm mildly infatuated as well. :0)
Thanks for visiting!

kaitlyn said...

I love your "you&me" frame above the bed, where did you find the words or letters?

aja said...

@kaitlyn... they are the large (&) and small (you/me) gold letters from hobby lobby. i stalked their store til the letters were 50% off then swooped in for the bargain. :0)

::L.M:: said...

I LOVE the frame you have above your bed! What size is it? I am going to try something similar. Thank you for the GREAT idea!

Wendi said...

Loveeee the You & me picture...what size frame did you use? And where did you get it from :)