But, alas, I think it's all coming down this weekend. I'm mostly ready! To tidy the house, have a blank slate, think of some fun new decorating ideas and displays. I have LOVED Christmas...the entire month leading up to it and the day of and days after! This has been my most joyous December since I was a little girl!!! I was determined to enjoy each and every minute and by golly, I did!!!!
From the decorating to baking, train rides and get-togethers, shopping and visiting, wrapping and the Music (I LOVE the music!), Christmas Eve candlelight service, to the snow on Christmas day, I have relished each moment!
I haven't blogged, but I've been reading everyone else's!! I'm always so impressed with the way people decorate and craft...so inspiring!
So here's a little tour of my home, before it all goes away!
The past few years I keep saying it's time to change up the tree...but then I pull out all the ornaments and love it all over again!
My bucket of snowballs~
The Starbucks tree that seems to accumulate more and more stuff every year!
The stair landing...time for some new lights!
The laundry room got a new look!
Some fine, first grade style art by yours truly!
I put a tree in the office this year and loved it!!! Kind of whimsical!
Above the front door~
The same old trees in the sewing room....but I love them!
The quilt I made for Tyler, when he was two.
A little vignette in the entryway~
I had a bare table and an unused sled so I came up with this a few weeks ago!
My sweet grammy made the snowflake garland the first year I was married!
My new favorite tree~the master bedroom. I saw this tree at a thrift store this year and as soon as I heard the price ($20.00!) I scooped it up! It's so hard to get an accurate picture, but it is gorgeous!!!
I had some of the ornaments, balls mostly, but got quite a few for bargain prices at Kohl's. I got the twig garland and candles at Grandiflora. The flocking on this looks like the tree just came from the mountains!
It's the last thing I turn off every night!
The kitchen gets dolled up too!
I painted the inside of my hutch this year (don't know why I never did it before!) It's a Martha Stewart piece that I got at a garage sale and the interior was originally blue, which I changed to green. Why? I love the cream! And dear hubby wired it for lights. Instead of putting them on the top, we put a light at the bottom of each shelf. I really like the light effect and also that I can hide them!
My husband is also a little more talented in the chalk art than I am! He does them for fun...all free hand!
Anyway, this one says it all!!!