|What a man!|
|untying the tree!|
Tom also found our most special ornament: the topper from our wedding cake!
Besides the tree, I was pretty excited to decorate my house this year, because it just looks so different after all of the work we've done. You can read about our Winter House Project from last year and a couple updates to see the difference. To be honest, we're actually not quite done yet. Just a few more things to do. But, with the white trim, I like my Christmas decorations even better! I found this beautiful garland for 90% off one year at Hobby Lobby after Christmas:
The only problem is that I only have 2 strands. They are perfect for both of my stairways, but we also have the little balcony that overlooks the main level. So, here's what I decided to do there:
I ended up really liking the way the garland looked with the ornaments hanging from it, so I decided to do the same thing on the top of our china cabinet in the dining room:
And, since we don't have a fireplace, our stockings are hung wherever I can find a spot:
I put some mini ornaments and a few decorative items in a large glass vase for the center piece on our kitchen table:
But I actually prefer the centerpiece that's out in our sun room right now -- real winter berries from a tree in our side yard!
I also have a nativity scene up, some "Christmas houses" in our living room and a few other odds and ends. Christmas decorations just make me happy. And Christmas is only a little over a week away! I guess I should start thinking about doing a more serious Christmas post -- that'll be a project for next week. Until then, enjoy the decorations and always celebrate the joy and love of our God!