Vince did a nice job brightening up the outside of our house this year. I was so happy that he finally got to hang up my huge twinkling wreath. We haven't had a good spot for it in several years.
And here is the front door. I actually combined a couple of wreaths this year, layering the small one with the *welcome, friends* sign over a large evergreen one.
Step inside where the bubble lights greet you around the inside of the front door. I loved the way these turned out!
Bubble lights are so fun! It's also been a few years since I've used these and it was good to *see* them again.
Hanging near the front door is our Christmas card wreath. Getting card in the mail from friends and family far and near is one of my favorite things about the holiday season.
And here is my vintage (circa 1960's) Santa on the hall tree to greet you. Handsome, isn't he?
The hall tree is decorated with a holly garland, a berry garland and a jingle bell garland, along with some vintage postcard plaques. The tree reflects beautifully in it!
Here is our family tree. You can find more detail about it here. I'm sorry you can't see my tree skirt~it's an antique crazy quilt and I adore it!
Here's that little *Merry Christmas* plaque that I picked up back in the fall.
My Dicken's Village, which is displayed on top of our living room bookcases.
More Dicken's Village...
One last shot of the village.
Our stockings are hung on the fireplace. Although, I'm very disappointed in the mantle. I'm convinced that it was a man who came up with the idea of putting tv's over the fireplace. There's no way to decorate the mantle, because you can't access your vhs/dvd player if you do. So other than the stockings, you can't really do much. But at least I'm getting to use my stocking holders~it's been a few years for those, too.
My favorite nativity...I did a whole post on my nativities. You can check it out here.
Some garland and bows over the living room window adds some festive-ness.
My cute nutcrackers that my children love!
Now we're moving into the master bedroom. I added some mistletoe to the *peace* garland this year~doesn't it look romantic?
This is a grouping of vintage Christmas/New Year postcards and greeting cards on the memo board by my desk.
Here's my adorable tinsel tree with the tiny vintage Shiny Brites that I always put in our bedroom. It makes me smile:)
And I love the cute vintage-looking Teena Flanners village and accessories grouped by the tree.
One more shot of my little tree:)
I grouped these happy little snowmen in the master bath this year. It's their first time to venture in there, but they look great!
Now let's move down the hallway to the other bedrooms. Here's my little *hallway tree* that has my mini ornaments on it and my grandma's vintage tinsel garland.
The hallway is also where we have my childhood Advent calendar, but I forgot to add a picture here (Blogger is being a pain about editing photos), but you can check out the post I did about our calendar here.
This is The Princess' tree. Getting pretty full, huh? She did a lot of the decorating this year and had so much fun!
Here's her little village made from paper mache houses that I painted for her. She has been so cute arranging her things around her room.
Mr. B is pretty proud of his tree. He just loves to look at his ornaments~it's really cute!
This is a tiny village that I put in his room, too. I actually bought this village before I was married and I still think it so sweet.
A handsome Santa for the vanity.
Mr. & Mrs. Snowman are looking all festive here, too.
The only other decor I put in here was this *Merry Christmas* garland and the snowbunnies garland.
Let's make a stop in the kitchen before you have to go. This is what my kiddos call the *food* tree~it has all fruit & veggie ornaments on it. And that is the cutest snowman cookie jar, it was a gift from a friend years ago.
And my 35-year-old elf is looking pretty good, isn't he? What a cutie!
This year I once again had a good place to display my Christmas tins. My mom used to get one each year for me and my sister until we just about had too many:) I actually use them as needed, too.
But if they aren't in use, they look pretty cute on top of my cabinets alongside my blue and white china.
I'm looking forward to filling many of them with cookies very soon though!
Some Christmas recipes on display along with a cute snowman candleholder.
If you were here, we could dig into that cookie tin and share some chocolate chip cookies! I'll eat one for you:)
Thanks so much for dropping by! I hope that you have a very wonderful and blessed Christmas!!
This post is also linked to The Inspired Room's I'll be Home for Christmas tour of homes!