|Small vignette on our piano|
I mentioned before that this Christmas (the 2nd in our current home), I have more time and energy to do some crafting and decorating. Last year, with no shower, a bathroom in shambles, Bass away on a business trip, and all the painting and cleaning we had to do, we barely got the tree and stockings up.
This year after we pulled all of the tubs out of the attic, I spent hours digging through them and re-imagining how everything could work in our new space. Here are a ton of pics of the spaces I dressed up for Christmas. Come on in and check it out!
A bunch of old garland wound together to beef it up, some pinecones and holly sprigs from my stash, a few new white poinsettia blooms and a new gold bow went on the front window.
A lit grapevine tree with new gold bow and wood angels for the front stoop.
Our gold, music themed front door wreath. the picks and ornaments were on clearance after Christmas a few years ago.
Christmas village set up in the living room bay window with a roll of sparkly winter snow.
Candle arrangement on the coffee table.
|Side table arrangement|
|Garland with berries and bells on the china hutch|
|Into the dining room---lots of green, white/cream, and snowmen|
|Snowy arrangement on a bed-sheet turned tablecloth|
|Buffet winterscape with faux Snowbabies|
|Window arrangement with greens and candles and my new cloche|
Okay, so this house has this nifty little Narnia-esque lamp in between the dining room and the kitchen. We're not quite sure why it has an outdoor fixture on it but it actually works and until we redo the kitchen, it stays. I honestly don't even think about it anymore but when we have company over for the first time, they usually comment on it. At Christmas, it just cries out for decorating so it got some garland with ribbon and a bow. Gotta work with what you've got, ya' know?
|Our nativity scene advent countdown|
|Small, snowy kitchen tree designed by my 7-year old. She did a great job!|
|More snowy stuff in the laundry room|
|Family Room stockings|
|Family Room Fireplace|
|Family Room Tree----also designed by my 7 year old. She's a future DIY blogger, I'm sure!|
With all of that finished, I was able to purge quite a bit that we don't need anymore. I was able to do a few projects too to make our Christmas stuff really fit into this house. It's nice to have all the decorating done. Now on to cards and gifts!