Love, love, love having my house decorated for Christmas. Hate putting it up and taking it down. Luckily, as I was silently cursing and coming to terms with the fact that this year we would not be putting up a tree, four angels came in and helped me decorate for Christmas.
My mom, two aunts and a friend rang my doorbell on Friday morning when I was about a quarter of the way through putting up my décor and helped me transform my house.
Here are some pics. I totally want to have people over all the time to make all of the decorating worth it!
Above my range:
Of course there would be Santa babushkas. These used to be my moms and I am pretty sure this where my love of them began.
The nativity scene:
Holiday even greets you when you come in…which reminds me, I didn’t take a picture of my front door and the really cute doormat I have. Hmm. I guess that gives me something to blog about later in the week. I know the suspense must be killing you.
And a totally blurry picture of the tree. Sorry about that. Looked great on the tiny screen on my camera. Actually, changed my mind. Shrunk it tiny so that it looks the same way for you guys. It is really pretty, promise.
I think next year I am going to do a Starbucks tree. You think? I kind of think I should get some endorsement fees for this, but I’d take some free gift cards as a trade.
Some other favorites:
My mom always had spode Christmas china, so when we got this dog ornament as a gift it was just perfect!
My dad used to love these toys. Or at the very least, he gave my sister and I one after a trip he took. We also used to get my dad Peeps every Easter. I think it was the Easter before he passed away he told us he hated them. Ha! So we may have just placed this toy in the same category as the Peeps - as a thing he “loved,” but it was really something he picked up in the airport on the way home. :) Either way, it is a good memory of him on my tree.
Love my baking ornaments! My mom and Aunt Angie gave me these.
These are Tommy’s favorites. We have a whole German section on our tree.
This is new décor this year. My Aunt Pam was very sweet and got me all of this and set it up for me. I love the way it looks!
The year before (or after) Tommy and I got married, my mom gifted me with my own Christmas china. It looks so pretty in my china hutch.
My mom and Aunt Pam also gave me these trees and church to go above my media console. It is so pretty when it is all lit up!
Can’t wait to see all of my fellow bloggers’ décor! Since I clearly don’t have enough ;), let me know what I am missing!