Now that we're back home from visiting family in Richmond for Thanksgiving...it is finally time to decorate!! We don't really have a lot, which is actually fine by me...less work! We have a small 4 foot tall tree that my parents are letting us use and it's just right! Not too large to take up a huge chunk of our living room but not a Charlie Brown tree either! As you can see in the above picture, we've got some twinkly lights on the stair railing and our stockings are hung on the stairs because we don't have a mantel. I might move them onto the TV stand instead so they'll hang nicer.
Step 1: LIGHTS! My husband LOVES Christmas. He would cover the house in Christmas lights if I let him!
Step 2: Gather and hang new ornaments and childhood ornaments.
My mom bought me a whole lot of Breyer ornaments one year...I love that we can finally hang them!
The silver stars I bought at Ten Thousand Villages quite a few years ago. My mom cross stitched the caroler ornament herself.
I found this adorable little ornament at a craft show in Richmond last year. I love it!
I got a musical note for my husband since he is a great musician. Plus, it's super pretty and handmade!
We bought this ornament while on our honeymoon at Split Rock Resort in Pennsylvania!
And our panda stockings!!! How adorable are they??
Cat in the way...
So it may not look like much but we love it and it's full of so many precious ornaments that mean so much to us!!! We've decided that every time we go on a trip or vacation that we'll buy another ornament as a souvenir. There are several ornaments missing that we have gotten during trips to the OBX but I have to dig them out first. I plan to write on the back of the ornaments the month/year that we bought them so we don't forget.
I LOVE CHRISTMAS! Yet somehow, I'm not ready to get rid of my fall decorations...
Which is your favorite to decorate for, fall or Christmas? Do you like to go all out or keep it simple? What are some of your favorite traditions?
Till next time,