18 December 2012

The Tree is Trimmed

Welcome to the 2012 Christmas Tour of Homes
hosted by The Nester 

We do love Christmas here and decorating the house is a huge deal!

Since the military moves us around every couple years, decorating the home for Christmas can sometimes be a challenge. Here in Alaska we have rented a cute place in the Valley which we have nicknamed "The Cabin" because it was once a cabin on a hill...all alone ;-) The downsize has been a bit of a struggle, smaller means less walls space for all the decor.


Ivy wraps the post in the middle of 'the cabin'



wreath on the pantry door


ivy and bows on the curtain rod


not enough space here for the whole village, so we just have downtown ;-)


we still found room for Calvin and Luther to celebrate Christmas with their hats on


we go eclectic on the tree, hubby insists on the huge lights



God decorated the yard, the trees, and the Chugach Mountain Range for us! 
And yes, that is the view from our back deck ;-)

Merry Christmas to all!
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9 comments:

  1. You have a gorgeous view of the mountains! My daughter has a village she puts out every year too!

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    1. I too love the mountain view. I feel very blessed to see it every day. Does she have the mountain addition? I love that feature!! Thank you for stopping by :-)

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  2. That is a breathtaking view. I cant think of a more perfect state for spending Christmas. You have a really great Christmas village. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. We were very excited to finally be stationed in a state with snow ;-) Thank you for the stop back!

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  3. Smaller but lovely... your view is stunning. Your home looks so cheery and happy. ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus surrounded in love.

    Happy Christmas!
    :-)
    Traci

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    1. I was too embarrassed to get a shot of our Advent Wreath because of the massive clutter around it. I should get that done quickly because Christ is THE reason we celebrate this holiday.

      Smaller is actually better. I am working on a series beginning in January on the downsize and encouraging folks to downsize in life. It is scary at first, but really beneficial.

      Oh, I love your Advent Calender and I was going to point it out in my FF this week. I wish I had found it earlier!!! I would have had one myself :-)

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  4. I love how you put part of the town on the window-sill and that Calvin and Luther have Santa hats. You may not have much space but you get a 10 for creativity. And I love the view with snow.

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Thank you for your kind thoughts!!

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