Hello friends and Merry Christmas!
The sun is rising on a cold Christmas Eve here in North Georgia and I am enjoying a few moments of solitude before the business of the day begins. The month, well, the year has seemingly passed before my eyes and here I sit with 2022 more in the rear view mirror than in front of me. 2022 was a busy year. A year full memories made. All-in-all, a good year.
I hope that you feel the same about 2022 and are celebrating the end to a year that offered a variety of good experiences, family and love.
To wrap up this year and celebrate the Christmas season, here is my 2022 Christmas Home Tour.
We’ll begin in the Living Room.
My home is a traditional, 1940’s Federal home. Most of my decor is traditional, but I gravitate toward unusual pieces and bold colors.
I love my Samsung Frame TV. For years, the view over my mantle was a black television screen, but with the Samsung Frame TV, I can upload art or even my personal photos. I haven’t purchased a frame for the screen yet, but hope that will be in 2023.
The carolers came from my mother-in-law’s estate. She had collected these carolers for many years. She was extremely hard to buy gifts for but she did have many collections of items that I would try to add to over the years. One Christmas, I made an excuse to be alone in her house and made a list of these carolers that she had. After that, I was able to buy her these collectibles for several years as gifts and was sure that I didn’t duplicate what she already had. I bought the lamppost for her many years ago, too. I am so happy to have them in my home now to enjoy at Christmas.
Here is our family tree. This tree holds all of my family’s dearest memories. From ornaments made at school to photos of our family through the years. It’s always fun to decorate the family tree and remember so many Christmases we’ve shared together.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without bringing out the photo of me and my cousin, Alisha. As the story is told, the Raggedy Ann doll belonged to Alisha and I took it from her. A closer look at the photo shows her face reddened from crying and eyes full of tears. I obviously didn’t seem to be too concerned.
The other photo is of Donnie and Santa. He was a cute little boy.
We’ll move on to the Dining Room.
Here’s a view of the Dining Room looking into the Living Room via an archway. Mary’s wedding portrait has been freshly hung on the wall.
Sugar seemed to make herself at home on the table when we were photographing the room. Well, she makes herself at home wherever and whenever.
Let’s move on to the Lunchroom. Mary and I have been making ornaments for the sweet tree for several years and are finally starting to fill up the tree.
The Lunchroom opens into the Kitchen which is decorated mainly in gingerbread.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed my tour and will visit me at Mulch and Paint after the new year for more inspiration for your home. I appreciate you stopping in today to visit during your busy schedule and I wish you the merriest of Christmas!
Until next time,