You will notice a theme throughout this post. There will be a lot of the use of the word favorite. But I can't just choose one thing. I love it all!
New snowflake pillows courtesy of felt and fabric glue:) I needed something to match my new very warm, very snugly snowflake blanket.
Our pretty Christmas tree. I love lots of lights, and lots of color. We don't have a theme. It's just lots of meaningful ornaments from over the years together. That's the best kind for us! Guess how many lights is on that 7 ft. tree! 1400 baby! I told you I like lights! And then there's all those brightly wrapped gifts, it was so nice to get done early this year!
A shot with the mantle. It has a colored lights garland to compliment the tree.
I used the reindeer burlap picture that I made a few months ago, spread some big pinecones under it, added some red candles and holly sprigs, then topped it with the "no peeking...no sneaking...no shaking" sign. I bought that specifically for my husband;o)
A pretty framed Santa picture in our guest room. I love this picture...it was cut from a gift bag!
A few more guest room decorations.
One of my favorites. A sweet little snowman lamp with a shade that shines different Christmas scenes when turned on. I inherited it from my Momma. I adore it. It warms up this corner in the kitchen perfectly.
Christmas goodies tins, big white poinsettias, pinecones, and snowmen line the high bar in the kitchen.
More poinsettias in my favorite sisal rope vase.
One of my favorite Christmas pictures at a tree lot. If you look close, my hair was really dark, but I still love the picture even though I'm back to blonde. On the other side, a cross-stitch Merry Christmas from my Momma. Half the stuff I have is thanks to her!
Corner by the tv cabinet. Snowflake plates, and a vase full of sparkly curly thingies. Such a technical name for them. There's also a hand stitched primitive letter to Santa on the table in a frame, can't see it too well, but refer to this post to see it better.
Another cozy Christmas blanket to match another pillow that I made. I stenciled this design on canvas drop cloth and painted it in with red acrylic paint.
A basket full of ornaments, grapevine balls, and jingle bells. All wrapped in a holly berry swag.
My pencil leg table with some more favorite decorations.
Another primitive letter to Santa, Jingle Bell candle sticks, a small tree with a burlap skirt, and a flocked wreath. One of my favorite areas to look at this year.
A little tree in the mudroom greets visitors, and our Jason and Christie snowman plaque hangs over our ugly alarm system box, I think I need something there year round now.
My most favorite nativity scene. I collected these pieces over several Christmases, and finally got them all 2 years ago. I look forward to setting this up every year now, changing it slightly from year to year. My mom and I found a branch vase filler with lighted stars on it, and it works nicely as the night sky background when it's dim in this room at night.
Our little centerpiece box redesigned for Christmas with flocked pine branches, pinecones, and holly berry sprigs. The candles light up the middle.
And lastly, another small tree by the back door with wooden ornaments and a burlap skirt sits atop a little chair.
I love our decorations this year. It never seems that I get to enjoy them for long enough though. Our house has felt really warm and cozy this year. It may get to stay up a little longer than usual...
Merry Christmas everyone! I wish you a wonderful day filled with love and joy, surrounded by family and friends. And my most favorite thing about Christmas....remembering the real reason we celebrate Christmas, I am so thankful that we serve such a loving God who sent His son to save us. Let us celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord today and remember how very blessed we are!