Holiday House Tour 2008 (Part 2)

I was inspired by the many tacky outdoor Christmas decorations in our neighborhood to try something not tacky at our house.  And I did it for free!  I took clippings off of our Magnolia tree and the berries off of a shrub at work and made a swag for our mailbox.  I think it turned out pretty nice, but I’ll let you be the judge:

Another peak at my DIY UGA wreath:

I also have photographed my nativities today:

This was my very first nativity.  I saw it at a Christian bookstore before Christmas one year and fell in love with it.  I went back right after Christmas with my fingers crossed that they would still have one and that it would be on sale. (It was originally $90!)  I found it mixed in with a lot of other stuff on a big table marked half price!  I know $45 is still a lot but it has brought a smile to my face every time I see it, so I think it was worth it.

 

My aunt gave me this nativity as a wedding gift.  You may be able to tell as we go along, I love abstract nativities with no faces.
Bradley’s grandmother gave each married grandchild the Willow Tree nativity for Christmas in 2005 and 2006.  It is huge and accounts for about half of my Christmas storage, but I think it is beautiful.

This one may just be my favorite.  Bradley’s dad brought it back from Africa.  I think it is so super unique and love, love, love it!

Finally, not a nativity, but another super fun DIY project this year was this cool dust-catcher I made using big retro Christmas tree light bulbs.  I had fun making it and it adds a little funky to my decor.

 

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I think Habitual Rearranger fits me well because I am never settled on designs, colors, or placement of items in our home. I drive Bradley crazy sometimes, but I keep figuring out new and better ways of doing things! I am not striving to be profound or an expert on anything in this blog. It is simply a way to keep a record of all of my adventures - home and life - for me to reference and also for my loved ones to follow along. I am a born and raised Georgia girl. I don't think I would enjoy living anywhere except the south. Bradley and I spent six and a half years in our starter home and are now in our forever home, a 1970s traditional two story brick house. I love getting into all kinds of projects around our house, and I try to document all the dirty details here if for no one else than for me.

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