Hello! Merry Christmas!

I took the day off yesterday and decorated for Christmas with my 6 year old grand-daughter. Needless to say it took a bit longer than ususal. I am very happy with the way it turned out! You can't tell it in the photos, but my Christmas Tree turns. I bought the Christmas tree stand from Lowes when my husband and I were first married, 15 years ago! I love it. I can't believe it still works.

Below is a photo of some Christmas presents that have lights in them. I bought this at Big Lots some years ago. I love these too.
This is one of my newest purchases. This is an advent calendar house I bought at Target. 3 of the doors were missing little door knobs but I went to AC Moore and bought these little wooden balls, colored them black with a Sharpie and hot glued them in place. The kids are really enjoying this and it gives them a visual of just how close Christmas is.

This is a photo of my cute little Santa Clause that climbs up and down the ladder while playing Christmas music, carring his little light strang. I love him, but after about 30 minutes, the Christmas music loop drives me crazy! You can't tell that the light bulbs are lit in this photo but they are sooo cute all lit up.
I bought these stockings over the last couple of years at Lowes. Love these too. They are large and plush and only cost about $9 at Lowes. I monogrammed everyones name on them (not an easy task) with bright red thread. I bought the stocking holders from Hobby Lobby last year after Christmas for like $1 each!
I bought the ornament light covers on my garland from a local boutique in town several years ago and I used them on the garland because I didn't have enough to cover the tree. I really like the way they turned out.

This is my poor Christmas tree. I bought the tree 2 years ago after Christmas and I really like the tree. It has pine cones on it and looks very real. I am not a great decorator and the tree could certainly use some work. I have the glitter ornaments the kids and I made a couple of weeks ago along with all the different ornaments we've collected over the years. I tried to tuck Santa ribbon around the tree like garland, but I think I need to re-do it. It looks really sad in this photo. I will work on that.
Merry Christmas everyone! From my home to yours.


Carol said...

So beautiful! Merry Christmas to you!! :-)

WAM Family said...

Wow, so very festive. Love it! I have a little, but not as nice. TFS

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