Fa La La La La La La La!
Like most of all of you, I love decorating my home for Christmas.
And this year I have a new home to decorate, since we moved in last February.
I always try to make our home feel warm and cheery for the holidays.
We got a big snow storm come in over the weekend, so now it feels even more festive around here.
So come on in and make yourselves at home.
When you first walk in you are greeted into our living areas. The dining room is to the left and the living room is to the right.
( I plan to paint this room after Christmas, I'm leaning towards the color around the french doors. I wish I had gotten it finished before I started decorating. So try to picture it all in that nice fresh color).
The Living room has old french doors that lead you into our office/sun room.
As you can see I brought in my vintage skis, which were from my lovely grandmothers house when she past. They are special to me and I bring them out every Christmas.
Now back into the living room, this is where I have done most of the decorating. This year I wanted to go with a Nordic theme.
My mother in law knitted us the adorable red and green sweater pillow. I'm in LOVE with it.
She also knitted us a long white chain that goes around our tree. I had attempted it myself, but it turned into a knotted mess, so I had her take over..... she just whipped it right out, she's good!
Here is our Christmas tree.
I shared how to make the tree skirt HERE
Around the tree is the knitted chain as well as a red and white checkered ribbon, that feels very Nordic to me.
And here are a few new ornaments I picked up half off at Hobby Lobby.
I also framed a few of my favorite winter pictures of the boys.
The boy's hung their favorite ornaments on the tree, Angry birds!
I always have fun decorating the mantel for Christmas.
It all started with this village I made. I found a kit at a yard sale over the summer and knew I wanted to created a Christmas scene with it. So I have been busy building, gluing and painting the little houses. I can see how it could be a fun hobby for some, but for me I found it too time consuming and tedious. I do not have patients for these kinds of things. But in the end, I think they look adorable.
I then added a few wreaths, a strand of snowflakes on the same red and white checkered ribbon, some book page tree's and a few other Christmas decorations.
It's nice to have an outlet on the fireplace wall, perfect for hanging up our lighted wreath. I can turn it on and off with a switch.
A crate of pine cones sits in front of the fireplace as well as a box of wood. One of these days we will have a fire in that fireplace, we're just a little bit weary of doing it for the first time.
I put together a quick table setting using some of our nutcrackers.
And then in the kitchen I set up a hot cocoa stations, which is getting lots of use by my boys. They need their hot cocoa every time when coming in from playing in the snow.
I also decorated my bedroom for Christmas, you can see more of it in this post HERE
And that is about it for my Christmas decorating.
Today I am linking up to Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday Housewalk, which I enjoy every year. So many beautiful homes decorated for the Holiday's. Did you all have a chance to see them all? If not you can catch up HERE.
Come join in on the fun, and share your home in the Holiday House Walk Linky Party.