Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

I love Christmas and I love decorating my home. 
I thought I'd give you just a glimpse of how things look at my house this year.
Here's how it looks as you enter through the front door. Lighted garland with red burlap ties.
 I just had to add something festive to the mirror over the fireplace... and I loved the way it turned out!
Red berries, red candles, red lanterns (from IKEA), white lights 
and paper-whites (I put the bulbs in water right before Thanksgiving
 and they've bloomed just in time for us to enjoy them before heading home for Christmas!)
Decorating the tree... The snowman ornament was something I crafted up many years ago. 
It's just an old light bulb with salt and white paint.

Ben collected the 12 days of Christmas Crystal ornaments by Waterford,
displayed on a gold-leafed tree in our family room.
A Pinterest creation; Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.
Our Little People nativity nows resides on the bookshelf (Little People taste really good to dogs!).
The wreaths on my windows change slightly from year to year...we have red theme going
so Poinsettias were the natural choice.
We use our Christmas plates all season, but I dressed up the table a bit 
when we had an "Elf Party" one night. Complete with Elf trivia and the move "Elf" with Will Ferrell (one of our favorites!).  Katelyn decorating the tree (in her snowman fleece PJ's - all the kids have them!) 
Sidney writing the Christmas letter. 
And my It's a Wonderful Life village 
(you can see Mary hiding in the hydrangea bush while George holds her robe)
My nativity resides in the dining room this year (it's just too tempting for the pooch).
My grandmother made these prints and once had them hanging in her own home. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!


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