It’s been awhile since my
last blog post, but I couldn’t end the year without sharing some of my Christmas
decorations for this year. I think this is the simplest I’ve ever decorated for
Christmas. It is one of my favorite seasons/holidays to decorate for and I
usually go a bit overboard.
I started out our
decorations with a new artificial Christmas tree. I went with something smaller
and the coloring on the branches gives it a little bit of a frost-kissed
I have it sitting on one
of those decorator tables with an additional large wood round (purchased at
Lowe’s) and topped off with my tree skirt.
I totally copied Mary
Englebreit’s mantel from The Cottage Journal magazine.
From the Jingle banner to
the Santa hats on the boy and girl busts. Ms. Englebreit had many more busts on
her mantel sporting Santa headgear, but I only have the two. Those hats are from
holiday cat costumes, by the way!
I interspersed some of my
carolers in between.
My little pick-up truck
now holds a small bottlebrush tree.
I also picked up a small
red VW beetle and tied another small bottlebrush tree to the top of that. Can
you tell that my 5-year-old granddaughter enjoys playing with them?
I also did a craft with
that same granddaughter. I found a gingerbread man template on Pinterest and,
using that and paper grocery bags, cut out gingerbread man shapes for both of us
I pulled some scrap trim,
buttons, googly eyes, glue, a little fiberfil, and red pipe cleaners from my
craft room for us to use on them.
Hers now hangs on her
Christmas tree at home and I have mine hanging out by my cookbook in the
A few other random
decorations around the house.
Hopefully, I’ll have the new
laptop, Blogger, and Live Writer issues sorted by the new year. It has been very frustrating!
I hope you all have a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New