I am posting these photos, more for my "journaling" so I can reflect back in years to come and also to share some of my ideas with you.
Outdoors I have trimmed our home in purples to match the front door:
The snow makes it look so magical...
...but this is enough for me!
Our family room is all trimmed, Christmas music is playing and the scented candles are burning!
Our family tree is quite traditional with ornaments from my childhood tree, my grandfather's tree, homemade by our children and grandchild, many from our travels and many special ones gifted from dear family and friends:
My plan is to wrap in black and white this year (but I haven't got too far yet!)
The mantle is filled with mercury glass, crystal and silver trees:
The dining room usually has a tree, but somehow it just didn't make it up this year (but at the end of the post you can see last year's)
I bought Grandin Road's candle rings this year and they are beautiful!! This is the M-C globe canister and I turned the lid upside down to support the candle!!
My favorite holiday collection is found in this cabinet:
Years ago I began collecting Possible Dreams carolers and santas:
The kitchen tree....
...with an assortment of Mackenzie-Childs, C Radko, Wegmans and hand painted ornaments:
My Swarovski Tree reflects little sparkles all over the ceiling!
My favorite Santa that I made in 1991:
The three wisemen stand on a side table:
My fav picture of Santa hangs in my favorite corner:
Fairy lights are tucked into another candle ring:
My kitchen table will see many different groupings throughout the month:
If you haven't read this book, do so, it's what family and the season is all about!
A small snowman collection sits on the kitchen counter:
I made this "Christmas Crate" in 1991 and it's another favorite of mine:
A candle, on a timer, brightens up the hallway at night:
The "sports" tree is my husbands favorite:
My home is ready for the holidays - finally!
May all who enter as guests, leave as friends:
Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Peaceful and Happy New Year!