Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It's beginning to look...

... a little bit like Christmas!

After working in a nursing home where my dept. was responsible for decorating all three floors for every holiday on the calendar, I swore I never wanted to decorate again!

Up until 2006, Ken was usually deployed to some foreign land at Christmas, so I managed to get away with not doing much at all. The last few years, he's been the one putting up the tree etc. This year, I'm feeling so good I actually want to decorate a little. But not the usual gaudy mess!

Thanks to Alicia, at Posie Gets Cozy , I got the idea to make these little Swedish style hanging wreaths for the windows.  We have a row of Leyland Cyprus trees growing along the fence line by the road and their branches turned out to be ideal! I Love simple and natural! 
That little tree on the coffee table was a  three dollar Christmas Eve clearance item at Walmart. It was the  year that Ken was in Saudi Arabia, and my MIL, on the phone, was appalled  that I hadn't "put up a tree for Joshua". I felt really guilty, and  hauled Josh off to the store to see what could be had. Wow, now I know why guys like to shop on Christmas eve! We got the tree and a beat up box of  tiny broken wooden ornaments for five bucks. Joshua thought it was the greatest thing, finding all the little wooden parts and gluing them back together.  
Poor kid. I was a baaad mama! 
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1 comment:

Cheyenne said...

Your house is so beautiful and those wreaths are just gorgeous too. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. You are so blessed to live where you do and to be able to raise your son as you do---I hope your Christmas day is extra special. Looking forward to reading more of your blog in the next year!