I was a little late (of course), but I added our house to The Nester’s Christmas Tour of Homes.
After looking at many of the homes, I have learned a couple of things.
First, I have a very simple home.
Second, I am NOT an interior decorator.
The beauty of the homes on the tour literally took my breath away at times! WOW! was about all I could say as I saw picture after picture of beautiful spiral staircases and gorgeous Christmas trees!
And yet God somehow gently reminded me of the children in India who sleep on the street and the women in India who walk miles for water with large bowls on their precious heads and I realized how blessed I am in my simple home with my simple Christmas.
And I discovered that when I took pictures at just the right angle, I could create somewhat beautiful displays of the blessings God has given my family, and I could whisper, “Thank you, Lord.”
Isn’t life like this?????
If we look at life from a different angle, we are often more likely to see God’s view of things. And His view is always a better one! So, with a thankful heart and a spirit of humility I share with you the Nischan’s House…..Simply Christmas.
Hanging stockings was difficult for me this year. Thinking that there was no stocking for Nick was more than my heart could bear, so I decided to hang stockings to fill the entire mantle…….There’s ten hanging all together..the last hook is holding two!! The more the merrier, right????
Nick would grin, I just know it!
Notice the “thumbs up” sign below the lamp? This was part of the gingerbread village tour that Olivia and her friends did in memory of Nick!!! My friend Ginger brought me this perfect sign last Christmas! I just love it!
My friend Susan from Forever His sent me this precious Nativity Set last Christmas not long before Nick passed away. I just love it!!!!!!!!!! HOPE…it’s how I keep on keeping on!!!! Thank you, Susan!! This is floral display that we received last year at Nick’s funeral. I have it in our living room on the coffee table, and it makes me smile.
Ok, so our living tree does have three ornaments on it! Two of these little white ornaments Olivia decorated at a sleepover and a pair of mittens from a dear friend! This pillow below was from her too!!!! Thank you, Cindy!