The cheer has been spread these last few days with kleenex, chicken noodle soup, tylenol, cough syrup, and most anything else sold on aisle 6 at CVS. Nonetheless we are resting up for Christmas day- because we were busy bees those first few weeks of December.
1. Christmas plates that go along with my everyday china. Shannon bought them our first christmas 2. Handprints the boys made at color me happy- the words are quite a mantra for our family this year. 3. This book was bought in Prince Edward Island on our Honey Moon. The pic on front is the bed and breakfast where we stayed. 4. A plate that was a gift- I love it so!
My mantle is combined with things from outside. An old pair of lanterns, Christmas cactuses put in paint buckets, wrapped in burlap. Details are made with ribbon, ornamental words antiqued in coffee and fragments of ticking- can’t forget the painted stockings from Color me Happy!
I decided to use limes and cranberries as my primary decorating inspiration for color and the star was the theme. The limy-mint green was a nice change from all the deep hunter green. A large amount of burlap and a magazine article in All You ignited the desire to make a runner. It was so much fun to make-
Who is that Rocking around the Christmas tree? The star just had so much significance this year. Thinking of the three kings following the yonder star. More burlap fun- wrapping the christmas tree in it. and making a garland for the tree!
For the little people that live here: An old pepsi crate turned on it’s back to display Christmas books by the fireplace and a little people nativity sitting on the coffee table-so they could play til their hearts were content. I know baby Jesus is missing in this pic. We found him soon enough!
I wish the lights could stay up year round- their are so twinkly and nice- I had to eat my words this year. I said I would NEVER get an inflatable- ever ever. But my sweet grandma knew how my boys loved them and sent money to buy one. Shannon couldn’t quite bear a 7ft Santa so we comprised and got the ” blow- up Choir” as my boys call it!
I was trying to snap a pic of my wreath I made with burlap and ticking and Tuck insisted on posing.We were headed to Kenimers play and might I add he was styled by the Madre– don’t ya just love the bow tie from my sisters wedding and the grey skinny jeans? This was right before we discovered the double ear infections and bronchitis.
I am continuing to ask the Lord to restore my heart with Thankfulness. This week with sleepless nights, missed parties, cancelled social outings and lots of home -time I have had a chance to revel in the simple things- like Chicken noodle soup!