Welcome to our house at Christmastime! As it's a new house for us, I am still changing things and learning where I like things best. So it's been fun decorating for the holidays with a fresh perspective.
I was so happy to have a fireplace and mantel to decorate again! I realized this year that I haven't been able to use all of my mantel decor since 2005! So glad I saved all of that stuff because it was so fun to be able to pull it all out this year.
Here is our family room tree. For the second time ever I decided to put up two trees. Our little 7' tree is just so FULL of ornaments :) This year it holds all of the ornaments except my vintage glass ones and other blown glass ornaments. It's still VERY full, but I love it that way!
Rather than show you all of my nativities this year, I'm just highlighting a couple of them. This one is my favorite, made for me by a family friend.
This is another one I just love. I bought it in Mexico City. If you would like to see more of my nativity collection, you can take a peek here.
In our front room (technically known as the formal living room, but in our family it's the library/reading room) I created this sweet grouping of some of my favorite things: pretty Christmas boxes, my Christmas journals/scrapbooks and my vintage Santa.
The front room window is draped in garland and bubble lights (I adore bubble lights!).
My Dickens' Village is also in the library room, on top of the bookcases. It's a lot of work to put up, but I love to hear my kiddos *oohh and aahhh* over it:)
Of course, one of my favorite things about the holidays is what the mailman brings: Christmas cards! I love displaying them on my card wreath.
My *Frosty* cookie jar is on another hutch alongside my fruit and veggie tree.
Even the hall bath gets some touches of Christmas.
I tucked my tiniest nativity set on a shelf in here.
I always put my little *vintage* tree and *vintage* village in the master bedroom. I love the soft colors of it all.
Here's a closeup of Mr. B's tree (the kiddos each have a small one in their rooms).
And here's The Princess' tree...along with her cute Junie B. Jones wall calendar.
...my childhood elf...
...and our Jesse tree.
And now we continue counting down the days 'till Christmas!
May you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!
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