Monday, December 7, 2009

Tis The Season!

We decorated Saturday. It was so much fun! My fine specimen of a man put up the lights on the house while I decorated inside.

Hubby is afraid of heights so this was quite an accomplishment for him. Look at him up there risking his life to make our house shine. We're definitely not the Griswoalds, but our house is still full of Christmas spirit.
Inside I was busy decorating the windows and mantle. Here's a few photos from around the livingroom.

I found these rusty bells and stars at the local craft store. I LOVE them! They really give a rustic feel to the swags, and the gingham ribbon was perfect. It added just enough of a cottage/country feel without overdoing the country part of it.

I was going to put poinsettias in with these hydrangias until I found red hydrangias. I was so happy to have found them!The boys even put up their bedroom tree and decorated it.This was Levi's contribution to the decorations outside. He found this old bracelet of mine somewhere and thought it looked perfect here.

Tomorrow I plan to post about versatile decorating. You know, decorating with what you have and just adding/changing it for the holidays. Storing specific decorations just for a holiday can take up a lot of room. I've come up with some solutions that work well for me.
Hooray for Christmas and the joy it brings!
Remember your blessings!


Josi said...

I'm gonna need you to send some of that Christmas spirit this way. We've had a naked Christmas tree up for over a week now. :(

The Cooking Photographer said...

Amber your decorating skills put Martha Stewart to shame! Everything is so beautiful.