It wouldn't be December without me sharing pictures of my house jazzed up for Christmas. Tony already thinks I have entirely too much stuff (considering our lack of places to put it in a small house that has few surfaces...), so I just have to work with what I've got (or DIY) each year.
This year beats last year, that's for sure. I was 2 months pregnant last year, feeling like I was going to die perpetually, so not a whole lot of Christmas cheer was had. This year, a little better. I went monochromaticish.
Our mantle is silver - thanks to some ornaments and sparkly things. I tied the ornaments with fishing line to be sure they wouldn't all roll off - trying out a necklace along the way...
(sidenote: I'm lazy so Instagram has become my new blogging, it seems. I may or may not check it a million times per day - so want to let me know what your username is so I have someone new to follow?? Mine is claireity66 if you are interested!)
Isn't that deer head amazing??? It was a birthday gift from my mom - she knows me all too well. I'm thinking he might stick around though the rest of winter.
The rest I've had for a few years and I think it looks wintry and festive.
The kitchen table, as you have seen, is woodlands gold. I still love it.
And for a little color
Our tree is always filled with meaningful ornaments - ones that were special to both Tony and I growing up, as well as new ones we have acquired over the years. It's not color coordinated or themed, but I love it just the same. Next year we will probably only be able to decorate the top half of it, so I'm enjoying it while I can.
Um, we put lights up outside - and enjoyed them for a week - and then some mysterious part along the line malfunctioned so they have been dark since... Maybe next year?
We are off to have a holly jolly Christmas - same to you!