Monday, December 10, 2012

A Glimpse at our Christmas Decor

I am still doing a little bit of shopping and crafting to get our house Christmas-ready. I am really pleased with how certain areas of the house are coming together.

For Example:

The Mantel

The Stairs

There are other areas in need of some help.
Over the next week, I will be working on the kitchen, small spaces and the tree.  

Now, let me share my Christmas decor philosophy with you. 

My decor will not be the prettiest or most picture perfect.

My decor WILL be filled with memories, history and a bit of humor.

Some of my favorite ornaments are not really ornaments at all.
This picture of my dad hangs proudly on my photo tree. 
(Let's see how long it takes him to notice he was featured on my blog.)

Some of my favorite decor was crafted by my family members.
This light tree was crafted by my Grandma Betty. I am so excited to be able to display it this year!

Again, my holiday decor may not make the cover of a magazine but I look around and see items that I have loved since I was young. 

Tune in next week for my full holiday tour.

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  1. I love the picture of you dad hanging on the tree - such a cute idea. I love displaying homemade items like your tree, too.

  2. I have those cute little hangers too and I am going to do exactly the same thing now that I've seen how wonderful it looks with your dad's picture. With this being our first Christmas without my dad, I think that's an amazing way to make him part of our Christmas. Beautiful!

  3. Love the door over your mantel. I like your idea of hanging cards on your stairway garland.
    Mary Alice

  4. i love the door and the antique stocking things (i forget the term!) and love the cards! it all looks great!

  5. Very fun decor! Love the pic of your dad :)

  6. I have the same Christmas tree as the one your Grandma Betty made. It belonged to my Mom who has been gone 21 years, every year when I put it out its like a part of her is with us at Christmas. I have other ornaments that my kids made when they were little. Like you I think those are the best decorations they have history and memories. thank you so much for sharing yours. hugs Tobey

  7. I love the photo of your dad.


  8. Thank you for sharing all of your lovely things with us! I had a tree just like that too growing up!