In the quiet moments post Christmas, between the guests and loads of laundry, I have been doing some stitching.
I finished knitting a super thick and chunky, warm and cozy scarf. Today I started a coordinating crocheted hat, Peruvian ski style with ear flaps. Yes, ear flaps. Not high fashion, but definitely warm and cozy. Our winters can be very cold and snowy. We spend a lot of time (often at 6 a.m.) at hockey arenas and at the toboggan hill, so warm hats and scarves come in very handy. The colours I used are Oatmeal (natural beige with strands of chocolate and black) and True Black, both Wool-Ease Thick & Quick from Lion Brand. The hat will have an Oatmeal edging and tassels to tie the two pieces together. I love the chunky texture and flecks of colour in both. I'll show the finished hat very soon, but please forgive me if I'm not wearing the hat in the picture. Depends how dorky it looks.
Welcome to our Christmas Home Tour. We live in southern Ontario, Canada and with the recent arrival of snow and cold cold weather, Christmas is definitely in the air, both inside and out. If you've stopped by from some of my favourite bloggy linky parties, I hope you enjoy the tour! There are lots of pictures.
Quoting one of my favourite bloggers, Melissa from The Inspired Room,
"And no perfection allowed, as you will see. Real life. At my house, we are decorating for ourselves, not to show the world how perfect our home is (because it isn’t) or how magazine cover worthy every corner is (because CLEARLY it isn’t)." Melissa, The Inspired Room
Warning: Photo Heavy!
We went with a simpler theme outdoors this year, white lights, white muslin bows and greenery.
Santa's on the t.v. cabinet in the family room too.
Also in the family room is our main family tree, with all our collected, school made, and handcrafted ornaments. This is the tree we use for presents.
On the back of each stocking:
Lots of cross-stitched ornaments and home made bows.
I tied some extra strands of red wood beads on the chairs.
On our sideboard/buffet some red wood beads and candycanes.
I've finished the Christmas decorating in our bedroom (I still have pictures to hang over the bed and drapes too!) I recently painted our master bedroom Benjamin Moore Norwester Tan. I added garland, white sheer ribbon, silver balls and snowball LED lights, to our king headboard. It looks so pretty at night!
I made a raggamuffin garland ala Nester one night this week, and I'm trying it out here.
Collected and handmade ornaments in clear glass, whites and silver. Lots of white lights but my night photos didn't work. The blue, white and aqua ornaments in the window bring in the beachy blues and whites of our ensuite bath.
I'm also linking up to Hooked on Houses Christmas Tour.