I finally set aside a day to decorate...I wasn't really feeling it the first week of December, even though I was seeing pictures all over everywhere of people and their beautiful trees and decorations...I was feeling way behind! I know I'm really not...I was just putting pressure on myself! But it's all done now and I can move on to other Christmas preparations.
I almost forgot to hang my Warm Winter Blessings! As I went to bed after decorating, I was wondering what Christmas quilt I could hang on this rack/shelf. Then I remembered...I bought this rack for this quilt when I finished it back in January!! LOL I've had other things on it all year. The next morning I pulled it out, only to find no hanging sleeve. Oops... That was quickly remedied and ta-da!! I just love it!!
Just wanted to show you this pic, because I love that Smokey is in it. :)
Our tree is also decorated! Yes, it's in the dining room. As huge as this house is, the living room is small and there is just no way to fit a big tree in there without losing a chair or something. It's not the ideal location, but we're only here for two Christmases and I can live with it. :) I made that tree topper about 20 years ago. Every year I say I'm going to get something new and both the kids squawk and say NOOO!! I think it's one of the few things that stayed the same no matter where we lived and what house we lived in! We went with the multi-color lights this year...I think I might go back to the white lights next year. LOL I made that tree skirt about 20 years ago too...I definitely think it's time for a new one. I'll have to work on that in 2015. (it's a little scrunched up in the pic...the kitty was rolling around in it)
This is one of my favorite ornaments from my childhood...they just don't make 'em like that anymore!
I may have shown these last year....we have multiple fireplaces in the house, but I only decorated two...this one in the dining room...
....and this one in the living room...
Just one more picture of the entry way because I just love it! I wish I could spend more time here...
Back to working on secret Christmas projects and completing Step 2 of the mystery!!