Each year for the past 4 years, we've been rockin' out to bluegrass Christmas music to get in the spirit. Our favorite album is Patty Loveless Bluegrass & White Snow. In fact, we created an entire Pandora music station based on that song. So the other night when my nieces were over visiting, we cranked the music and began decorating. And my niece, Renee, decided it would be the most fun to decorate herself. LOL.
The next morning my hubby, Dave, headed out to a nearby Christmas tree farm and got us a beautiful tree. First time we've ever had one with short needles!
Levi was completely beside himself with joy when he saw Daddy drive in with a TREE on the CAR! He met him at the door yelling "TREE!" as loud as he could.
In came the tree and out came the decorations. We went with our same old gold ribbon, gold and red ornaments and snowflakes, along with our flashing gold angel on top.
Here are some cozy night time shots.
You can just barely make out our maroon and gold tree skirt in this one.
We hung our stockings over on the mantle in the same place Dave's parents always had theirs.
On top of the armoire, I created a little vignette of jars, candles, beads, etc.
On the dining room table we put some decorative red wooden beads in a bowl with a candle. And now we have a Christmas centerpiece. Just like that.
And the nativity scene is on the bookshelf above the computer as a constant reminder of the true reason of the season. Levi loves the baby Jesus.
Well, that's it for Christmas decorations around these parts. It was definitely a work-with-what-you-have type of year around here. Of course, that's always the most fun anyways. It forces you to be creative. =)
Anyways, just want to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. Thanks always for reading. I love you guys!
And did anyone else share their Christmas decorations on their blog? Give me a link so I can see what you're doing.