Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sharing Some Holiday Decorations and Spirit With You!

8 more days until Christmas......I think I am finally going to stop decorating and just enjoy the holiday now.  My husband is leaving tonight for his long trip home, and we will see him sometime this weekend.  We plan to have a beautiful family Christmas together and savor the magic of the season.  I thought I would share a few pictures of some of our decorations while wishing all of my blogging friends a wonderful Christmas with their own families.  I am grateful and appreciative of your friendship and support this year and feel very blessed to have met so many wonderful people through my craft and my blogging.  I hope that you will take a few moments in the midst of the holiday festivities to ponder the meaning of Christmas and to let those that mean the most to you know how much you love them. 
Our average-sized Christmas tree decorated mostly by me, but with a few little hands helping out too.  I love really big and full trees, but for now, our house is not big enough for that.  I hope someday soon that we will move to a bigger house and that I can start to display those bigger trees.

Please look at the pretty tree skirt.  We just got this, and I really love it!  It is a Thomas Kinkade scene that is fiber optic.  The tree lights in the scene twinkle, and the houses all light up.  I am just in awe of it!

I put two pics of my fireplace mantle on here.  This first one with the decorations all lit up, but without my additions that I decided on after a few days went by.  I will be changing it again, because I want to get a live poinsettia to put in the middle, so will be rearranging things to allow room for that.

I bought some artificial poinsettia flowers to place in the middle of my garland to add some color.  Too much green in my opinion.  I like it better this way. 

This is my 15th Christmas with my husband, and I got this ornament a few years ago that changes years if you turn the knob on the top.  I thought it was pretty, so I took a picture of it.  I have been collecting Hallmark ornaments since my first son was born and get them for each of my kids every year as well as one for my husband and myself. 

Here is a picture of our snow-covered street about a week ago.  I am guessing that we will be having a white Christmas. 

I may be out of the blogging loop for a little bit while my husband is at home here with us.  Please note though that in a few weeks when he has to leave again, I will back making my rounds again. 

Have a safe and Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas...Happy New Year to all of you and yours!!

Hugs and Blessing,


Patti J said...

Enjoy your time with DH! Your decorations are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing them! I'm planning to post a few myself soon! Merry Christmas, and Blessings for a wonderful New Year!

Karen W said...

Have a wonderful time with DH, mine works in Afghanistan and should be home for a couple of weeks in Jan. your house looks wonderful!!!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

What a pretty tree, it looks big to me and love the mantle. Have I told you that I have a very ugly tree? I am not posting any pictures of that!! I should entry an ugly tree contest!! We will miss you while you are gone and wishing you a Happy Holiday to you and yours. Blessings, Jane

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous decorations sweetie!! Wishing you all the love and happiness this Season brings!! Enjoy your family!! HUGS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos Carolyn!! I just love your tree and the street photo!! I would love to see your decor in person!! Enjoy time with your husband!

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Carolyn, these are great pictures. Love those deco on your mantle, looks so pretty!