Monday, December 15, 2008
BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes 2008
Greetings from the Pacific Northwest and welcome to the Little Blue Bungalow. The Britten's: Drew, Katie Jean (that's me!), Fiona and Keegan are pleased you've chosen our blog to stop by for a visit during BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes 2008.
As you can quickly tell we have a small home, but never short on comfort, spirit, and hospitality. Our decorations are few, but compliment the simplicity of living in a small mission-style bungalow.
Our Christmas tree is decorated with ornaments from my husband and I's own childhood, themed ornaments: gold balls and various shapes, burgundy hearts, gold paper fans, and topped by an angel (an after Christmas special over 11 years ago!)
Next to our Christmas tree in our living/dining room is a heirloom cabinet displaying some whimsical Santas I've collected over the years. Really, I'm not sure two Santas count as a "collection", but we simply can't overdue it in our tight spaces.
Lastly, is our own version of the Christmas stocking being hung "by the chimney with care". Ironically the fire place was long ago removed so we use the ornate, leaded-glass window to display our Christmas stocking. The stockings were handmade by my Mother-in-law, Bonnie. The top edging of each stocking was created from men's ties recycled from Goodwill stores and a few from my husband's late father, Kent. The Christmas stockings are a cherished additional to our Christmas collection. They are vividly displayed as you step into the Little Blue Bungalow from the front door.
In the kitchen, (no Christmas decorations here, just a Christmas apron) I've got fresh pumpkin bread cooling on the stove and ready to slice and slather with butter. (Yum!) The pumpkins were from my four year old, Fiona's, own garden and were roasted a couple weeks ago for safe keeping. The kitchen is the essence of this hard-working house and prepares and stores away the produce from the gardens. I, Katie Jean, can often be found inside the kitchen working on another creation, prepping produce for storage, or "entertaining" the kids.
We hope you enjoyed your quick glimpse into the Little Blue Bungalow. Feel free to come back often and follow the daily happenings of the Britten's through my own personal, witty writing style. May you all be blessed during the Christmas season and have a wonderful 2009.
If you enjoyed this Christmas tour, please make sure to stop by BooMama's blog (click HERE) and visit other blogs that are apart of the BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes 2008.
From inside the little blue bungalow,