This was a very different holiday season for me. I would describe it as "close to perfection". Maybe because it was the first in several years that I was not working full time and had opportunity to enjoy it. My Mom always spends Christmas was us. She was here and we had a great time cooking and baking together. All of the children and the grandchildren were here. Lots of gifts, food and fun together celebrating Christ's birth.
AND we had a WHITE CHRISTMAS!! It was pretty awesome.
I did a lot of decorating but didn't share any pictures with you. I know. It is January 3. What can I say??? It is late, but I just can't let it go. Today I am making myself take it all down. But first I wanted to post about it.
This was the first year that I did any Christmas decorating in the basement since we just fully finished renovating the basement this year. The theme was a Rustic-Country Christmas. I hung wreaths on an armoire we house the sound equipment in.
This is a tea-cart I inherited from a favorite aunt. She had it in her living room for years We share the same birthday and have always been close. She said I was the daughter she never had. I use it now to hold jars of snacks and goodies.
I took some of my Christmas vintage post cards and clothes-pinned them to twine as a fun decorative element on the windows above the electric candles.
In the center of the eating table I used an old wooden bakers board and filled it with vintage hand-painted Christmas balls and votive candles. It sits upon a remnant of burlap surrounded by greenery clippings; boxwood, cedar and rosemary. We ate our Christmas breakfast there.
Some close-ups of the Christmas tree. I bought this artificial tree at a thrift store for around $13.00. My first one ever. We have always used only live trees. But for the downstairs family room, this one was perfect.
Under the tree I place some wooden toys.
Some Christmas pillows added to what I already use.
Greenery above the chalk board with a favorite Christmas song.
Thanks for allowing me to share a little of our Christmas with you. Maybe there will be one more post to show you how I decorated in the main living areas of our home.
Next post will hopefully be about what I want More Of and Less Of in 2011! Thanks for stopping by!