Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Home Tour

Today I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner and The Nester on their Christmas home tour. This is my absolute FAVORITE time of year! I LOVE coming home to the lights and smells of Christmas! This month has been super busy so I'm so excited to have a few days off next week to just lay around and watch Christmas movies and bake goodies and ENJOY the season!

This year we decided to go with a pencil tree instead of our usual BIG tree and I'm so happy with our decision! With the pencil tree, we don't have to move furniture out of the living room so it is so much easier! This picture makes it look like I have thrown presents under the tree - I promise they are organized and attractive! ha!
I bought these stockings a few years ago and have debated on getting new ones but I'm just sticking with them for now.

The mantle - I want to get more apothecary jars because I think they look so good and are a cute and inexpensive way to decorate. The "Joy" sign is a picture frame I had at my house. I used scrapbook paper and did vinyl letters. I like how it turned out.
I did more in the kitchen than I usually do. This was a hutch until a few weeks ago when we decided to take the top part off and make it a buffet. It makes our kitchen seem so much bigger and I love it! I'm still trying to figure out how to decorate it. I'm hoping to find some decorations for it at some after Christmas sales!This is a Disney plate (you guys know we LOVE WDW) that we got for a few dollars a few years ago and I added vinyl to it. If you look very close you will see a certain mouse's head! :)

This is a ceramic tree from Rob's childhood. His mom always displayed it in their house and we got it after she died. It's such a neat tree and I love that it was something he remembers from being a kid!
This is a printable that I got from a GREAT BLOG here. I had it printed as a 16x20 at Costco for around $6 and bought the frame at Michael's with a 50% coupon and I LOVE how it turned out! I will blog about this project later!
When I got married I got quite a few Fitz and Floyd Woodland pieces and they are some of my favorite Christmas decorations!

Kitchen window
This year, I also added a small tree in the kitchen. I got these Williams-Sonoma chef snowmen ornaments as a gift a few years ago and found this cute tree to display them on. I think next year I will add a small strand of lights. You can never have too many Christmas I right? :)
I also added a table top tree in our bedroom! Since we went with a pencil tree as our main tree, I had a LOT of ornaments that weren't used and that wasn't an option! ha! So, on this tree I put all of our wedding ornaments, along with some from places we've been and some of the dogs' ornaments. I love waking up to this tree every morning - I can't say the same for the Hubs! ;)
In our guest bathroom, I added this cute little snowman towel and cute picture frame.

Christmas is, by far, my favorite time of year! I LOVE decorations and decorating my own house! I love seeing and visiting family that we don't normally see, all of the candies and cookies, the smells, the lights, driving around and looking at Christmas lights on houses, and everything else that comes with it. But I am most happy and thankful for the Son that God sent to the Earth for us!

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas Y'all!!! :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Craft

I bought this cute, plastic platter at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago for $5! The outer rim was polka dots but the white middle part was plain and needed to be jazzed up a bit! Tonight I used the handy Cricut machine and "gussied" it up a bit! I'm going to put it on a plate stand in the kitchen! I love how it turned out! So fun!