Hello again friends. I hope all of my U.S. readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I sure did. I made tons of food as usual and invited some people over AND as usual no one showed up to eat. My mom did make an appearance but only stayed about 10 minutes. I am okay with that as I have decided to not let others' actions get me down. The only people who truly matter in my life right now are my kids, my husband, and God.
We are completely ready for the holidays around here. My kiddos
convinced begged me to put up our Christmas decorations a little early this year. We usually wait until Thanksgiving evening or even the day after but the outside was done last weekend since we had a wonderfully sunny and warm day. The inside was done earlier this week. Wanna see?
Here we have the front of my house. Above the steps are snowflake lights and of course we have blue (my favorite color )icicle lights around my porch. We also have 2 blow up decorations on my porch this year. Last year we had a blow up of Santa playing golf and someone decided to take a razor knife to it and killed poor Santa so we decided they would be safer on our porch.
You can see a different Santa here. Santa is popping up out of the chimney. I Love him!
Just look at his jolly ole face!!!
Moving on to the side of our house. We have a lovely front porch that wraps around one side of my house (one of my favorite features). Here we have the continuance of the blue icicle lights and we have our other blow up decoration of Eeyore pulling Tigger and Pooh Bear on a wooden sleigh.
Here is a shot of the entire side of my house. Lights on the wrap-around front porch. Lights on the little overhang on my back deck and lights lighting up my absolute favorite spot in my yard...my gazebo.
Here is a shot of the gazebo from the side. I love to crochet in my gazebo, read in my gazebo and take breaks from my gardening in my gazebo. Also, if the kiddos are being rather naughty, I will take a breather in my gazebo. They know if I am out there doing nothing, I am in a self-imposed time out and need to stay away for a bit.
Oh bother (in my best Pooh Bear voice) I have forgotten to show you the Eeyore, Tigger, and Pooh blow up. Well here it is from the front. They look like they are having so much fun!
Here they are from the side! A little side story about an adventure they had: I didn't tether them to the porch since we rarely get winds down this side of the porch. If we do it usually blows from the front to the back. Well a couple days ago it was particularly windy and I saw Eeyore, Tigger, and Pooh slide forward. Luckily I am pretty fast when I need to be and was able to run out my door and catch them before they made it all the way out in the road!!!! Eeyore moved pretty fast that day and now they are safely secured to the porch.
Here is an artsy fartsy shot of the front porch from the left side.
Another neat shot (a sneak peak really) of my dining room from the outside.
Here is one of my most favoritest decorations. Poor Santa went skiing and he ran right into one of our trees! (Although some of the kids who walk by from the school says he is (sorry vulgar) humping the tree).
This one isn't really a decoration but I had to take a picture of my wonderful little kitty Daisy watching me. She loves to sit in our bay window and watch all of the goings on outside.
So...are you ready to move inside?
Okay our first stop will be in my living room. Here we have the top of my electric fireplace. I have 2 beautifully blooming :) Christmas Cacti in the center on my lovely red runner. On either side are metal Christmas Trees. In the back we have my tart warmer and a tea light snow man.
A wider angle view shows our stockings cautiously pinned to the wall above our fire place.
I also have a little table decorated. I just love the little church and the little people outside. In the back we have some snowmen and a wonderful old (and heavy) Santa tin.
See this GORGEOUS tin? Oh how I love it. It was given to me in a box of Christmas decorations. It has some spots on it..wonder if I could buff them out ....hmmmm....
The top of my movie/book cabinet. I just love this awesome reindeer made of logs and sticks.
The decor above the door leading into the kitchen.
Our Christmas tree.
Again with the flash off so you can see the lights. We have those multi-function lights that fade, chase, flicker, all kinds of things. Here they were fading into green.
And Mrs. Teresa here is the lovely ornament you sent to me displayed proudly in the front of my tree!
Here is a picture of the decorations in my kitchen above my sink. (and me in a very dirty window. Wish I would have caught that sooner.....OH Well...lol)
Looking from my kitchen to the dining room. Do you see that spot of messed up ceiling? We had a water leak when we first bought the house and needed to replace the dry wall there. While we were fixing it my hubby painted I love you on the dry wall. I just can't make myself paint over that memory!
The entrance from my kitchen to my dining room.
Dining room window.
Our Table from above!
Here is the little centerpiece.
I think this little sleigh is too cute! Had to get it up close for you all.
Finally, a pic of one of the bedroom doors. My sons decorated it.
Well my friends that is pretty much my whole house decorated. My sons and daughters have their rooms decorated but I feel they should be off limits to the world. I hope you have enjoyed the journey through my home all decorated for the holiday.
Until we meet again....Be Blessed.
P.S. All the trees look so sad. I love the way this one looks at night though..Spooky.