I was a little late in getting things ready this year, but I finally have some Christmas decorations up, so I thought I'd share! While the outside of our house remains dark and uninviting (maybe Tom will actually get around to doing lights next year!), the inside is full of holiday cheer! Let's start with the centerpiece...the Christmas Tree. Tom and I went to a nearby Christmas tree farm and he cut one down for us.
|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!
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!