Monday, December 30, 2019

Our House at Christmas

Hubby and middle kidlet got busy over Thanksgiving to get the outside of the house ready for Christmas. Just their little tradition.

The garland/lighting around the arch is new this year as is the snowflake over the arch. You can't really tell what it is in this photo but it is a snowflake. Just looks like a white blob in the photo. I don't know how many tips it has on it but it came in a small box and every last one of them had to be pulled out and shaped! It will get hung somewhere for storage - not folding it up to store!

From across the street. These were taken before we wrapped the poles with red ribbon - it was temporarily misplaced.

Kidlet had to head home on Friday but will come back in a week or so to help take it all down.

That's it for Christmas decor here this year. Not sure how long I will leave it up (inside) - I guess until the mood strikes me to take it down. Outside will come down when the kidlet returns. 

Saturday, December 28, 2019

More Christmas Photos

I only  have two new ornaments on the tree this year

One is from our trip to New York - it was a little hard to photograph but it's from The Empire State Building.

This is the only stitched ornament I have for this year.

It was close - I was the first one up on Christmas morning and I sewed the bells on while I was having coffee, so it was actually hanging on the tree on Christmas Day. The pattern is from Little House Needleworks but mine has some 'modifications'. For some reason I had a hard time counting on this piece so I did a lot of frogging. I think the snow people and the heart are the only things that are as charted, the rest, I just winged it. Since this is our 40th Christmas I added our names and dates. The fabric is what I backed it with. (and yes, I'm aware my loop and bells are a little off center - I can live with it)

Our Christmas was a little different this year. 
I saw this on Facebook and had to make one.
Just a little nod to those who are no longer with us.

Your have seen this white cabinet many times since it's my favorite place to decorate for holidays.

It's basically the same as it was last year. 

Christmas Eve I ended up having to make a drug store run and Marshall's is two doors down so I popped in to see what I could find. I thought this sign would fit on the front side of my tray but it was too big so I stuck it on the back side.

Also found this little ornament.

My Rae Dunn collection is relatively small, but this is the piece I have been looking for. 
When we were coming back from Charleston in May, we took breaks every time we were close to a Home Goods so I could look for a coffee canister. Daddy really doesn't get it but he indulged. 
This was my Christmas gift from Daddy! I was shocked to say the least! 
Thanks Daddy.
Love you!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas!

This little guy showed up at our house Friday evening. He made his rounds, then left with Brian and Brittany on Sunday.

We bought a new tree this year. The one we had was just too big for this room. This one is still a nine-footer but it is not as big around.

It fits in here much better.
Brian and Brittany took the bigger one - they have a good place for it.

We are having our second round of Christmas tomorrow. Kind of a small group this time. Just me, hubby, Timothy, daddy and my brother (he will stop by for lunch - he is actually working tomorrow). We are going to have lots of leftovers!

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 20, 2019

A few more trees around the house

This tree does have lights on it - bad lighting I guess. I know they were on when I took the pic (they are plugged in to the same outlet as the garland to the right) I don't remember where I picked up the little Santa but I know I had it when we moved to Houston (2009) so he's been around for awhile.

 I put the boys ornaments on this tree this year and stuck my Bon Jovi hat on top. 

This tree has had the fireman ornaments on it for the last several years. I did buy a new basket to put it in this year.

This is the same little 'feather' tree I always put in the guest room. I love those little glass ornaments.

The white feather tree is again in my sewing room. (it stays in there year round)

And the metal tree is again in the master bedroom.

The only tree left to show is the main tree in the living room - stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A little Christmas in the kitchen

I'm slow getting my holiday decor posted this year.

My holiday decorating is quite scaled back this year but here is a little bit of what I did in the kitchen.

I put my little sweets tree up. I'm really thinking I need a new tree for next year. 

A friend gave me this little doxie for my birthday. 
Of course she had to be dressed for Christmas!

My little galvanized tray is a repeat from last year.

I usually fill this space with all my gingerbread decor. 
In the past, I have put a tree on the right side of this counter but that didn't happen this year. 

This Santa hat is the only decor in my little office area (between the garage door and the kitchen)

I will work on getting the rest of the house posted. I haven't been able to get good photos this year and, as I said, I scaled back this year. If you paid close attention, you will notice I took the kitchen pictures while I was cooking dinner.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping? At least I can say that is done, wrapped and under the tree. Just need to make a grocery list and take care of that.