Last year I did a horrible job preparing for Christmas. I'm pretty sure I started AND finished my shopping on the 24th. Yes, that's right, of December.
This year, I'm determined to have everything done BEFORE Josh finishes up his finals, which means I have until next weekend to get it done.
Today, I am hoping to finish up my shopping (which I already started online last week),
and as for my decorations.....
well, I'll show you!
|Since our front door is glass, I hung this berry wreath (from Michael's several years ago) on the inside at the same height - that way, the backs of both wreaths are hidden, and you get a little bonus color peeking through from both sides.|
|I have a little cabinet right next to our front door that holds all of our "Harvey" stuff. |
His cabinet got decorated with some pinecones.
You can see how impressed he was...
|Some more greenery and berries and Christmas-y dishes for our plate rack... |
Please excuse the Santa Clause.... I'm not big on Santas, but this tray was part of my childhood, and I feel a little nostalgic about it.
|I added a little reminder and a quick sketch to my fridge...|
|...and in the hallway is my Christmas village, another childhood favorite...|
|A little peek into the living room... |
Harvey didn't get the whole photo shoot thing.
|Here's our tree, which we had so much fun picking out at a great little tree farm we found with friends...|
|It didn't go down without putting up a good fight. |
And then, of course, it got covered with all of our special ornaments...
See Harvey running around in front of our house? :o)
Which, apparently, is located in Paris....
|Hi there! Are you bored yet? Also, Josh likes to fish.|
|My monster bookshelf got some more greenery and my Nativity set....|
|... as well as my little spinning angel candle thingy and a gorgeous bowl made for my birthday by my uber-talented brother....|
"Bowl?" you say...
|My coffee table got some berries and bling...|
|My mirror got a tiny Nativity set I carved when I was probably in Junior High.|
|I made our stockings the first year we were married.... The plaid on the top of the red stocking was left over from the trim on my bridesmaids' dresses.|
|Even my little studio got decked out a little bit, in spite of the fact that I keep mostly "perpetual spring"-like decorations in there (like the nest collection).|
So there you have it!
I hope you've enjoyed this little Christmas tour of our home....
I will be linking up this post over at The Inspired Room's Christmas Home Tours on December 12th, and again over at the Nesting Place's Christmas Tour of Homes on December 15th.
If you need some more Christmas gift ideas, please visit my Etsy Shop...
...and in all the hustle and bustle, remember the true Reason for the season....
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
- Luke 2:8-14
- Luke 2:8-14
...Thanks for stopping by, and from our home to yours....
Have a Merry Christmas!Linking up at:
|The Inspired Room|