I'll let you in through the laundry room door, that's where friends and family enter. Strangers? They come to the front door. My mom made that gorgeous tablecloth that matches my pretty blue kitchen walls.
Tying the knots to hang all those balls and snowflakes gave me hand cramps, but I do like the effect. I hung them everywhere.
The front entry always makes me smile every time I pass by to the library.
I strung those balls up the stairs, too.
I've got all sorts of the old-fashioned looking stuff in the library this year.
Decorating a piano is akin to decorating a fireplace mantel, isn't it? In fact, my piano is more lavish.
Snowmen take over the built-ins in the living room, though, and they'll camp out there until winter's over.
The mantel is simple--nativity with some more of those balls and flakes overhead.
We take Christmas trees seriously around here. We like them BIG and FULL and LIVE.
Then we decorate them with a hodgepodge of ornaments from Christmases past. Every year I see a "themed" tree and think for a moment I'd like to do one, but then I unwrap those old ornaments the kids have made me over the years and I know I'll probably never have the heart to do it. Unless I got another tree.
Moving on you'll find the advent calendar my mother made me. It's very similar to the one we had when I was growing up. This year Mr. G and Mr. B have put each ornament on and you can see they are a bit OCD about how to do it--left to right, bottom to top, star goes on last. Mr. T suddenly mentioned tonight that he'd like to put on tomorrow's ornament, which pleases me. He's finally got a bit of Christmas spirit in his veins.
My BFF made me the "W" and I luff it.
Another angle of the tree--it kind of dominates the room this year.
That about wraps it up.
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