Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sneak a peek.
I love decorating for Christmas. It's a stree-free, exciting thing for me. I love pulling all my treasures down from the attic, I love unwrapping the ornaments and I love walking around the house and setting all my Christmas stuff out.
You will notice I do not have one of those perfectly, perfect houses, where everything is intricately placed and ready for the pages of a magazine. Our Christmas decorations are like our lives....simple, and rustic and homey.
I wouldn't have it any other way.
Everything is very homespun and "earthy", just the way I like it.
I filled my little tin cup up with black beans and stuck a grungy candle in it.
My primitive bowl filled with pine cones and dried fruit and candy canes.
A little candle in a wooden box.
Remember that other wooden box I picked up last week?
Now it's filled with a baby pine and some glittery pine cones.
My kitchen windowsill. There is a mister for Mrs. Snowman on the other side.
The cutest baby mouse peeking out of an old stocking.
I just love him.
I collect bottle brush trees. It's an obsession. My forest has grown and grown over the years. It's resides on top of the entertainment center. Here's the left half:
Here is the right half:
Here's the whole things. Yeah, there's a lot of 'em.
Oh yeah, I'm also into Santa's in non traditional colors. This is the Santa in the "woods".
I love that he's in gray. How many times do you see Santa in gray?
I also love my little Santa hat on top of one of my trees. It is red, but it's adorable.
Some candy canes I made last year...or the year before... I can never remember.
The big dough bowl in the middle of the living room table.
My other Christmas obsession...mercury glass. It's so sparkly, I just can't resist
I've had this basket for years and years and years. I just adore it.
One of my most prized possessions. A Santa that my Uncle Al and Aunt Claire bought me. It makes me think of them every time I see it.
Yup that's more mercury glass.
It's a big one this year.
9 1/2 feet and a little blurry. I took the picture in a hurry.
This tree is gigantic.....all the better to hold all my precious ornaments!!!! Bahhhahhhhaaaa! I couldn't even get the whole tree in the picture.
I would have taken a few outside shots, but it's just too darn cold to do it now.
So that's my little peek into our Christmas house. Like I said, it's nothing fancy, but it warms my heart and makes me smile (and isn't that what Christmas is really all about anyway?)