It seems like it should be easy every year. Things could be placed almost in the same exact spots and should take no time at all. But I ask you....where is the fun in that? You have to change it up! :)
This year I bought a new tree. I figured new start...new tree, right? :) So, then I decided to take my small little Christmas Crows tree and make it the main tree in the house. Notice I said MAIN....there are several trees in this small space. You have to make it festive! :) I actually keep up a few trees all year so they just get redecorated! :) Here are some photos of the Crow tree in the entryway of my home. Yes, I placed my tree RIGHT in front of my door this year!! This is also the first time I have ever put the tree there and I already LOVE IT!! You can actually see my lights through the doorway. You have never been able to see my tree lights and I always hated that.
This idea began with red burlap ribbon......
My next new project was a adding little bonnets to my tree that I keep next to my mantel. I walked into one of my favorite primitive stores ....the Dusty Attic....and she had these adorable little bonnets!!
I thought they looked perfect with my grungy stockings and snowflakes, and new little lanterns.
|Love these new little lanterns. Got them at the Dusty Attic as well. :)|
|This is my tattered & torn little star tree topper.|
Here are some more pictures from the entry..... of the pie safe & mantel.....
|I don't have many Santas....I love this guy's face. My friend Dolly made him. :)|
|This is obviously not a working fireplace...just a mantel...so I place grungy material behind it to hide the wall.|
This is a full room view of the entry way. It's packed FULL of Christmas! :)
Next comes the snowman tree!! Most of my house is decorated in snowmen. This tree stays up all year so I filled it to the top with snowmen, mittens, and sleds!!!
This next tree is my Santa hats and grungy gingers tree :) I love these little gingerbread men from Arnett's.
|Old school desk...I still need to write on my chalkboard. :) I think I'm doing a countdown to Christmas. Thanks to a friends' suggestion on Facebook. :)|
|This bowl of graters is under my entertainment center but I could get a better pic of them in my kitchen.|
|I redid this old cabinet. I am still loving it :) I added greenery and tucked in some small wooden candy canes.|
|Full view of this area in the living room.|
Here are pictures from around the kitchen.....
|bottle brush trees are great to stick in anywhere....|
|pull out your old Christmas themed cookie cutters....|
|add grenery wherever you can...this is on top of an old toolbox filled with old granite ware....|
|tuck festive Christmas greenery and lights on top of cabinets....place Christmas keepsakes inside old slaw cutter boxes|
|see add bottle brush trees inside old mason jars....they fit perfect :)|
|make sure you add a manger scene...that is what is MOST important!|
OK ....I think that about does it for most of the inside. I will bore you with outside photos next week. :) I still haven't perfected my front porch. :) I have a "new" old piece of furniture out there and I'm still trying to figure out what to decorate it with. :) Plus, I just got another old sled and an old pair of ice skates and they haven't made it into their proper homes. :)
I can't wait to see everyone else's decorations. So, GET BUSY!!! :) That way everyone can enjoy your hard work!! The best part is at night...everything jsut seems so magical. :)
|Jillian ejoying our snowman tree :)|