Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

When I was a little girl I used to wake early before the rest of my family and just sit quietly in front of the Christmas tree. It is one of my favorite holiday memories, and every year I promise myself that I'll slow down and recapture that magic. Every year I fail miserably. This year, however, is the year that has changed. This year, as I promised I would be, I am reflective and content. I haven't been for a run in over a week, and we don't have our next vacation planned (things that generally drive me crazy), but I feel sated nonetheless.

We moved into our new house in June, and it's a gorgeous 1884 Victorian. I felt a large responsibility to decorate the house appropriately for the holidays, and I think we've done it justice. In honor of my relaxed attitude this holiday season, I present you holiday decorations that I think have at least in some way contributed.

Our smallest tree in the entry

These deer (from Target) are my FAV new decoration this season.

Our main Christmas tree (and the only real one)

These vases were centerpieces at our wedding. I love getting them out every year.

Ornaments that were favors at our wedding.
I have vases filled with Christmas bulbs everywhere. This little tree I painted in 1980.

The mantel. Yes, our pets have stockings.
Holiday tabletop
Our West Virginia tree. Obviously we have one of those.
I love this ornament I got on Etsy a few years ago.

Geno and Tavon the snowmen made by my lovely friend Deb last year

One of the built ins. The little fox is one of my favorite new decorations.

There's no place like home (West Virginia) for the holidays!

Target took a lot of our money for new Christmas swag this year.

Slaton the Snowman! (Do you see the WVU player pattern?)
Small things in the kitchen.

Me too, buddy. Me too.

Looking into the kitchen.

Wrapping paintings is such an easy way to add holiday cheer!
We have three of these lines displaying holiday cards!
This holiday season enjoy the beauty around you. Merry Christmas to you and yours!


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  2. See, you have a cat and dogs, and breakable things everywhere. And Christmas trees. Why do I have devil cats?