I know I am sooo very late in getting a post like this out, but I felt like since I haven't changed things much since last year... maybe you wouldn't want to see it again. Then my hubby pointed out the things that are different this year, so I put together a little sampling of Christmas here in our home.
I had a large spot on the mantle that needed to be filled up with something, so I wrapped up a couple of boxes to look like pretty packages. (It's really the only time we get to see really pretty wrapping since I have all men in my house and they use whatever they can find including newspaper to wrap up gifts!! LOL!)
We have been collecting vintage toys the past couple of years to put under the family room tree.
The bicycle was refurbished by my sweetie last year, and this years addition was this sweet baby doll carriage that hubby found on ebay.
The mantle is pretty much the same as last year. Every year I am able to add more silver tea pots and creamers to the tree collection.
I do love to break out the snowmen!!
I left the greenery off of the chandelier this year as really cuts down on the light, but I did my cut glass Christmas balls to it.
I really didn't do anything to the centerpiece other than adding a few pieces of Christmas greenery.
Most of the photos in the house were replaced with photocopies of old family photos at Christmastime. These two are my Mom and Aunt visiting Santa in the late 40's and my sister in law with her new baby carriage. (She was really only a baby herself)
I still love silver bowls full of ornaments.
I do like to add real greenery whenever I can. I just dries out so fast here in this climate!
In the entryway I have my old Remington typewriter, with lyrics to "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
If you are celebrating Christmas with friends or family I hope it is full of warmth and happiness.
May all that is good and pure in the world touch you in every way.
Merry Christmas my friends!!