Christmas Tour

by Janice

Christmas Tour

Merry Christmas – Come On In!

It seems like such a short time ago we all visited each other for Boomama’s first tour – but here it is – party time again! I am just thrilled to have you here and I look forward to dropping by your place and seeing all your Christmas decor.

I will keep this tour short – I know you have so many houses to visit.

This little tree greets you at our front door. According to Jackson, it is the “Mommy” tree. I love the little angel on top. (She is holding a light, so in the photo her face doesn’t show very well.) When I was sick years ago, I had a little Christmas tree in my bedroom with this angel on top.

Next we have Jackson’s tree. He claimed it as his a couple years ago – since it is the “baby” tree. (Now I am sure he considers it the “little boy” tree.) Gotta love the angel on top – classic Sunday School craft – an angel made from a paper cup! I bought this reindeer a couple years ago when Jackson was obsessed with driving around looking at all the reindeer on people’s lawns. He was thrilled when I brought this home for him. I think it is so cute and I love the sparkles that shimmer in the lights.
This is a tiny nativity scene that Jackson’s Sunday School teachers gave him last year. Isn’t it sweet? Even dollar store treasures can be precious to a child.
I love these angels – they are my mom’s.
And here is the full scene – complete with the “Daddy” tree! The pink stocking is for Julia. Santa visits her here so the kids can share the fun Christmas morning.
Thank you so much for coming and I will be over just as soon as I can!

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1 Sarakastic December 15, 2006 at 4:39 am

I must have gone to a second rate sunday school I never made a paper cup angel, they are so cute I may just have to try it now. Thanks for having me over, great house, merry christmas.


2 dawn December 15, 2006 at 4:39 am

I just love that little Dollar Store nativity set! And of course the big one. Nice short tour!


3 Adventures In Babywearing December 15, 2006 at 8:04 am

Your holiday home is precious! I just love the Dollar Store nativity, too!


4 Mama Lily December 15, 2006 at 8:34 am

I love the angels, they are precious. The whole living room scene is just gorgeous! I love it that Jackson and Julia have Christmas together. That is so neat. Merry Christmas and thanks for having us over.


5 Chris December 15, 2006 at 8:56 am

Your home is lovely, and I love the “mommy” tree.
And the nativity is so sweet.

Thanks for having us over.

Merry Christmas!


6 Lindsey December 15, 2006 at 9:17 am

Love your angels & nativity. I’m a collector and I always like to see other people’s nativity scenes.

God bless you this Christmas!


7 Carol December 15, 2006 at 9:45 am

Your living room looks like it was taken straight out of a magazine! Beautiful. Hopefully I’ll get mine up before Easter.


8 Mama Duck December 15, 2006 at 9:46 am

It is so sweet, I love it!! Ours is just our Christmas tree, ah well.


9 lrlwreath December 15, 2006 at 10:02 am

Janice what a lovely home you have. I like the idea of a “Mommy tree” =)

Thank you so much for inviting me. Merry Christmas.


10 Stephanie December 15, 2006 at 10:04 am

Lovely! Thanks for the visit!


11 Susanne December 15, 2006 at 10:18 am

Beautiful! I love those angels!


12 boomama December 15, 2006 at 10:18 am

Beautiful! Love those angels, too – and the nativity scene is about the sweetest one I’ve ever seen. Thanks so much for doing this!


13 ChupieandJsmama December 15, 2006 at 10:24 am

Your home looks beautiful. Your tree is gorgeous and I love the angels. Have a very blessed Christmas!


14 Gina December 15, 2006 at 10:40 am

Beautiful home! Makes me want to curl up next to the fire with a good book!


15 Paulette1958 December 15, 2006 at 11:02 am

I love your home! It is beautiful. I loved all your treasures. Thanks for allowing us into your home. Isnt this fun? God Bless you and your family this Christmas!!


16 Barbara H. December 15, 2006 at 11:43 am

Thanks so much for inviting us over! I just love the way you have things decorated. I love the little trees — I want to do a few of those throughout the house, too. The reindeer and Nativity set are adorable.


17 crickl's nest December 15, 2006 at 11:45 am

I love it…the little boy tree! and I love your angels too! Very sweet home….thank you for the tour. =)


18 Barb December 15, 2006 at 11:56 am

How beautiful your living room is, Janice. I love the rocking horse in front of the fireplace and your tree is gorgeous.

I love it that you put that little lighted deer inside the house next to his little tree. Precious. And his little Nativity is the sweetest thing of all.

What a lovely home you have. Merry Christmas to you, Janice.


19 Laura December 15, 2006 at 12:04 pm

Lovely home! Your trees are delightful. Thanks for sharing with us!


20 on the Rock December 15, 2006 at 12:06 pm

This is lovely! I like the idea of having little versions of trees in each person’s rooms, especially for the children too! A beautiful tour!


21 aggiejenn December 15, 2006 at 12:09 pm

Beautiful! Thanks for letting us peek!


22 Stacey December 15, 2006 at 12:25 pm

OH it’s beautiful. Thank you so much for allowing us to see and share. :D


23 Stacy December 15, 2006 at 1:08 pm

Your home and decorations are just beautiful! I love those trees, and that reindeer, and oh, that nativity is just precious! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us, and have a very Merry Christmas!


24 Monica December 15, 2006 at 1:09 pm

Lovely! I like the multiple trees! Thank you for opening your home to me! :) Merry Christmas!


25 owlhaven December 15, 2006 at 1:22 pm

Gorgeous pictures!!

Mary, mom to many


26 Heather L. December 15, 2006 at 1:35 pm

As I commented before, I LOVE YOUR HOUSE! It’s so beautiful! Now I got to see the detailed views. What a cute rocking horse in front of the fireplace! Wonder where you got it? ;o) Thanks for the tour! Merry Christmas!


27 Becky December 15, 2006 at 1:47 pm

Your home looks really beautiful! Thanks for letting me in to see! Merry Christmas!


28 Kim Priestap December 15, 2006 at 2:52 pm

Your home is decorated beautifully for Christmas! I have my tour up now.


29 nicole December 15, 2006 at 3:59 pm

I love your decorations! They really look great. It is so warm looking. Thanks for sharing.


30 Southern Girl December 15, 2006 at 5:47 pm

Your little trees are so sweet, and I just love that big “Daddy” tree! Beautiful!

Thanks for having us over!


31 flipflopmamma December 15, 2006 at 6:02 pm

What gorgeous trees! I hope to someday have a grown up tree! LOL. Mine is filled with homemade ornaments. I long for a pretty tree. :)


32 Mrs. B December 15, 2006 at 7:16 pm

Very, very pretty. Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!


33 Tammy and Parker December 15, 2006 at 8:02 pm

I love the trees. So pretty. Although I must say how brave I think you are to have light colored furniture. hee,hee

Your mantle is gorgeous and I love the pink stocking next to Jackson’s.


34 Katrina December 15, 2006 at 8:38 pm

Very nice, Janice. It all looks so lovely. I really like those angels, too! Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas!


35 Mommy Dearest December 15, 2006 at 9:47 pm

I like your mom’s angels, too!


36 DK Raymer December 15, 2006 at 10:04 pm

You have an absolutely beautiful and festive home! Thank you for sharing these photos with us. Have a wonderful weekend… and I hope we didn’t leave too many footprints on the carpet!


37 mcewen December 15, 2006 at 10:25 pm

I feel like a voyeur looking into your home! Thanks for the peek. Cheers


38 Christina December 15, 2006 at 10:27 pm

You already know that I think you have a beautiful home, so I knew your tour would be awesome. I love how you decorated. your tree and I especially love the little tree as you come into the house. How sweet that it now belongs to Jackson. Julia’s pink stocking it cute too.


39 pamela December 15, 2006 at 10:34 pm

Your home is lovely and so warm and inviting! Your little boy’s tree and Daddy tree are beautiful. The picture of your livingroom coplete with the charming little wood rocking horse is a Christmas card if I’ve ever seen one! Just stunning! :) Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!


40 proverbs31 December 16, 2006 at 12:34 am

Oh, I love it!!

My kids just got their first “very own” tree this year. (It’s purple.) :P

Merry Christmas to you and yours!


41 melissa December 16, 2006 at 1:47 am

i love your trees! everything is beautiful and those angels are gorgeous. thanks for the tour.


42 Tammy December 16, 2006 at 3:00 am

I loved visiting your home…so beautiful! And the picture of perhaps a view from a staircase is breathtaking! :)
Blessings, and Merry Christmas!


43 e-Mom December 16, 2006 at 6:01 am

You have a lovely home! The neutral colors are very inviting. And I love Jackson’s little tree! Merry Christmas.


44 Vee December 16, 2006 at 7:46 am

Love both your trees!! your home is beautiful ;) Merry Christmas!!


45 Carey December 16, 2006 at 10:26 am

You have a beautiful house. I like your tree in the living room..all of them actually..very pretty.


46 eph2810 December 16, 2006 at 11:46 am

Thank you for inviting us in your home. What beautiful decoration you have. I love the fact that you have 3 different trees. I like that little cup-angel on top of Jackson’s tree.
The nativity scene is just precious :)…

Although I didn’t participate in the tour – I still like to peek in some homes…


47 Chappyswife December 16, 2006 at 1:09 pm

Beautiful decorations, Janice in a very lovely home. It was fun peeking in!


48 Chaotic Mom December 16, 2006 at 2:11 pm

Your house is GORGEOUS! I am SO not posting mine this year. But I might go around and visit others, for inspiring holiday cheer.

No, I did not try to rhyme that…


49 Ruth December 16, 2006 at 2:40 pm

oh awesome decorations janice!! LOVE, L-O-V-E the angels.

yah! i love this time of year.


50 sprittibee December 16, 2006 at 7:05 pm

What a pretty living room. I love white.


51 linda December 16, 2006 at 10:54 pm

I love the little trees. So cute! My daughter has been fascinated by all the lawn reindeer, too. The little nativity is darling. Merry Christmas.


52 Cheryl December 16, 2006 at 10:57 pm

I think that is a beautiful Nativity set.
I like the paper cup Angel on the tree too.
And your fireplace picture looks like it belongs on a Christmas card. The tree stands out beautifully with the white room. Looks great…even down to the rocking horse.

I enjoyed the visit.

Merry Christmas!


53 Rona December 16, 2006 at 11:41 pm

I really enjoyed my tour. And the little tree is so cute.


54 Heather December 17, 2006 at 10:44 am

Thanks for inviting us into your home – I thought your living room looked like a Better Homes and Gardens room – just lovely!

May God richly bless your family this Christmas!


55 Kelli December 17, 2006 at 12:06 pm

Oh, you have a beautiful home! Your tree is beautiful and I love those 3 little angels and the rocking horse in front of the fireplace!! Your whole livingroom is gorgeous!! Thank you for having us over and Merry Christmas!


56 Karen Firstbrook December 17, 2006 at 8:23 pm

I love all your trees . . .
and I especially love the nativity from your son’s Sunday School Teacher. We’ll never fully understand the impact these precious men and women have on our children and their hearts! May God bless them this season!
Thanks for sharing your home.
~Merry Christmas from Karen at


57 Tina December 17, 2006 at 11:01 pm

I love your warm inviting home! nice decor!


58 mrs darling December 18, 2006 at 3:13 am

Oh my goodness, Im in love with that room with the fireplace and tree in it. Its absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the tour! My pics are up although rather late in the game. You can go take a peek if you’d like.


59 Jessica December 18, 2006 at 12:04 pm

I love the angel ontop of the tree!


60 Heather December 18, 2006 at 5:11 pm

Your home is as beautiful as any magazine I’ve seen — the light colors are so soothing. Amazing — and you’re a real mom too!

I’m in love with that adorable baby tree with the paper cup angel on top. Thanks for the inspiration!


61 PEA December 18, 2006 at 5:28 pm

Thank you so much for opening your home to us, I so enjoyed the tour!! I love your mommy, baby, and daddy trees:-) The paper cup angel top is just too precious for words!! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! xox


62 Elisa December 18, 2006 at 10:07 pm

What a beautiful home you have! Thanks for letting us stop by! I especially love the reindeer! Need to see about getting me one of those! My girls would eat it up!

Blessings on you and Merry Christmas!



63 jen December 22, 2006 at 9:13 pm

The “little boy” tree is so cute
and I love the “snow” under yours
beautiful lounge


64 Irene December 23, 2006 at 3:39 pm

Hello Janice, and thank you for letting us in!
This is a lovely, elegant Christmas deco. You do so well in appreciating and displaying your kids’ handicrafts. It boosts their self-esteem and encourages their creativity. Plus, it is their way of being religious, one more reason to encourage them.
Your mum’s angels are so serene!
Have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.


65 Merry Christmas BooMama, December 18, 2007 at 10:26 am

I like the real babies that you have, Julia and Sophia, are beautiful Congratulations! I hope you continue to inspire such wonderful Holiday fare, on the cheap as well, that alone is extremely helpful.


66 Lee December 19, 2007 at 5:28 pm

Your home is beautiful and very festive. Maybe you can help me. I have been looking for reindeer for my yard it seems forever. The reindeer in the picture with the following looks exactly like what I am looking for. Do you know where the reindeer came from? If so, could you email me directly? Thanks very much. I hope you have a very enjoyable and healthy holiday season!
“This is a tiny nativity scene that Jackson’s Sunday School teachers gave him last year. Isn’t it sweet? Even dollar store treasures can be precious to a child. “


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