Monday, December 14, 2009

Come in...Sit down...& tour our home...

Hi from Dick, Dawn and Dak
We hope you so enjoy your time with us.
Pull up a chair and something yummee to drink and join us
in The Nester's CHRISTmas Tour of Homes
(this is where I should have that cute little widget,
but alas, I forgot, oopsy!!
So imagine it here .......

Here is the front porch to our little cottage....

This little fellow Dak got me several years ago,
he was probably about 10, and he loved his nose....
still does.....or at least I still do =)

Hello from Mr. Reindeer....
Yes he is stuffed and yes he does stay outside the whole season...
He's a reindeer for crying out loud, aren't they used to the weather? =)
I love this basket too!!

And here is my very fav little porch shelffencethingymabob.... love it!!
Yep another little basket....with some pine cones and evergreen loveliness inside.

Here is the little sign I got at a garage sale a few years ago for like .25 cents, or something really cheap like that...all it needed was a hanger on the back, oh yeah and a hat...and
voila ~~ love it!!
Oh yes, and above my door is an evergreen swag that I take teeny-tiny clothespins and attach our CHRISTmas cards to ~~ love it!!!

Here is our main tree in our living room. This has ornaments that are special, rare and extremely meaningful. I love this tree!!!
And this year it has a special addition ~~
the first addition by our first g-babe.
Yes Sir cuteness has put his beautiful mark on our tree this year ~~ yay ~~
It is the CHRISTmas tree on the CHRISTmas tree. He and I put that together when he was here a couple of weeks ago, and we love it!!!
I've had to affice the ornaments on it a little more securely with hot glue. He kept taking them off and putting them back stinkin' cute....I have a wreath for us to do the next time he comes over ~~ sheer JOY!!!

Here is the Baby Jesus that Dak made at church when he was 3 or 4. So cute!!! I love this. It is one of the priceless ornaments on our tree.

Every year I do a theme in wrapping, and this year I am wrapping in silver and red and then tucking the gift into a gift bag and making it really festive and fun. They look so pretty around the tree.

This is the bench, just inside our door, all prettied-up for CHRISTmas ~~

This is a newly decorated corner this year. It's at the end of the hall by Dak's room.
You can see his sweet lights around his door.
They add a festive touch to this corner ~~ Love it!!!
Why yes, those are plant stands I brought in and re-purposed for winter ~~
thanks so much for noticing ~~

This was an old picture frame tray that had lost it's luster some time ago...
So I made it into a wreath.....makes me happy!!!

This little guy I just had to show, because Sir Cuteness can't get enough of his chair.
It is the cutest thing to see him try to put his diapered tookas in this chair.
Cracks me up!!!

Now these last few pics are of our Prayer Room.
I am so excited about this room and the tree we have out there.
It is a pencil tree I have had for years.
Each year it generally gets a theme attached to it,
and this is our prayer tree.
It is in Red and Silver and I just, yep you guessed it, LOVE IT!!!

One of the first Nativities I ever owned.

Loveliness at the top.
I love the way it turned pretty!!!

"He is Risen"

This is the top of one of the bookshelves in this room.
These are some of the items I've made over the years.

I collect snowmen.
This is one of my fav of the collection ~~ love it!!

Dick's Pa (grandpa) bought this for me several years ago.
He went to be with Jesus two years ago.
This is very special to me...we love you and miss you Pa.

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Dick, Dawn & Dak


  1. What a lot of fun festive decorations! I love the idea of a theme in gift wrapping.
    Thanks for the fun tour! :)
    And thanks for stopping by my little blog too.

  2. Hi Dawn!
    Thanks for stopping by! I've loved looking at your decor and looking back at your old posts! Have a very Merry Christmas!

  3. Beautiful Dawn! Looks great!! I do love your pencil tree too...what a wonderful idea!! Hope you have blessed week and a good trip to MN next week! Hopefully the snow will be minimal, but at least you'll be guaranteed to be in the "white Christmas" mood when you leave!! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog today...soaking in those many blessings right along side you!

  4. Wow, so many decorations! And they all look really nice. :)


  5. Dawn,

    Just love coming by for a special visit today and seeing all the lovely Christmas decorations including the ones that have very special meaning behind them.

    You all look so festive and full of Christmas spirit and love.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  6. Hi Dawn,
    I loved the whole house. However, my favorite area was the porch. It is a nice way to enter your home. You certainly made me feel welcome.
    Sir Cutemess is adorable as usual.
    Have a blessed Christmas.

    P.S. I read a response that you are coming to MN. I live in MN!

  7. I'm so glad you found me. Such a small world! I've really enjoyed catching up on your blog.
    Have a wonderful day.

  8. So pretty! I really love that wreath with Joy to the World in it - gorgeous!! Thanks for inviting us in =)

    Merry Christmas sweet friend!!

  9. Hey, thanks so much for stopiing by my new little blog. I LOVE the fact you have a prayer room! How incredible! It's got me thinking about how to use our tiny extra bedroom! PS Love the tree topper!

  10. So many good ideas! I esp. like the frame/tray turned wreath- guess anything can be a wreath! I like the shape. And LOVE the prayer tree. Merry Christmas!

  11. I love the little snowman in the chair! So cute!

    Thanks for stopping by, I made the brick snowman at a workshop, but found directions for it here:

  12. Everything is so adorable, you have done a beautiful job, thank you for sharing.