I love Christmas and I love decorating for Christmas! I love the lights, the ornaments, the greens, the smells, the sights and sounds of the holidays. What is not to love?
|Love Christmas lights.|
I have been collecting Christmas decorations and ornaments for over thirty years, I love taking each special piece out of the boxes and remembering where I got it, or who gave them to me. This year however I decided to change things up a bit.
|A little bit of silver for the family room|
|Pine cones of course!|
The fireplace is double sided, the other side is in the keeping room next to the kitchen. I wanted to keep the three pears that I usually have on the fireplace so this year instead of moving them I decided to decorate around them. I am trying a “natural” theme in this room; with birds, “berries” and pine cones.
|Keeping room fireplace. These red balls remind me of the berries on the holly bushes all over the yard.|
I enjoy watching the birds come to visit every morning. So after visiting the antique store I came up with these little wooden birds and signs that all reference birds. Paired with a tree, lights and an antique well bucket, I think it turned out great.
|Keeping Room Tree|
|Bird theme tree, complete with birds, bird signs, pine cones and of course acorns.|
|Tree in antique well bucket.|
This is just the start, I do not want to overload you with all of the decorations. More tomorrow!
When do you decorate at your house? How do you decorate? Do you have a theme? Do you decorate the same every year? What are your favorite ornaments or decorations?
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, relax, and enjoy your time with family and friends.
Linking to these great blogs:
French Country Living