Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Tour of Homes- 2010

Hello, and welcome to our little casa! We are the Marx family, although there's only 2 of us right now (unless you count the little porcelain pig that this blog is named after). Josh and Mikalah are our names, and we LOVE Christmas. Well, maybe Mikalah is a little crazier about Christmas (at least the decorating part), but we both love celebrating the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

To start off our little tour, we're taking you through our dining area. Here we have a couple of thrifted candlesticks with gorgeous white tapered candles "borrowed" from a wonderful Grandmother. I went all-out with the green this year!

I made some fun, sparkly, mirrored ribbon ornaments to hang from the ceiling. It's hard to see in this pic, but they really do shimmer and send light all over, which helps brighten up our rather den-like townhome quite well!

Next comes the living room! Our tree is right in the center of it all, decorated with white, cream, silver, and blue ornaments.

Want some yummy raspberry filled candies? Help yourself! The mint ones are pretty yummy too...

We don't really have a "mantle" per se, but this little shelf above the couch has served as a mantle of sorts for quite some time. Now it's all decked out for the holidays with some tulle-wrapped trees, a Star of David ornament, and a crafted super-sparkly mirror.

Another "mantle" is above the bookshelf/china cabinet in the living room. The cute little trees were also crafted especially for this holiday season!

Who can resist sparkly things this time of year? I know I can't.

I realized as I pulled this post together how simple our decorations are this year. And really, I don't mind one bit! It's been fun decorating, but it hasn't taken up so much time that we're forgetting to focus on the true joys of the season.

From our house to yours, we wish you a truly blessed Christmas season, filled with the joy and wonder that came to earth in the form of a small child so many years ago. Merry Christmas!


  1. Lovely. Loved the little touches. Mnay blessings. Merry Christmas.

  2. awwww a tour! What a cute idea =) <3it!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  3. It looks great! And now I'm dying to steal some of your candy :)

  4. What a sweet and cosy home, Mikalah! (And you two are adorable! :-)
    Love the moss the star of the sparkle!

    Thanks for visiting me at Thinking About Home, and for your kind words. (I'm sure you're going to love homeschooling some day!)

  5. Thanks y'all! Jane, come on over! I will even make you some coffee and share Christmas cookies. =)

  6. Oh- and Cheryl thanks for stopping by! It's always fun to come across another homeschooler, thanks for the encouragement!

  7. Hope you have a very merry and blessed Christmas!



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