Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Decorating

I love Christmas, and I love decorations.  What's your decorating style?  Over the top like my Mom's, or sparce, or somewhere in between?  I think I'm in between.


We have a fake tree, which really made me sad when my family first got one as a teen, BUT we get to put it up before Thanksgiving and keep it up through Jan 8th, which is something you can't do with a real tree.  There's also something really sad about using a real tree for a month and then it gets tossed out. :(  Our tree is pre-lit which is awesome, and it has a remote which can change the tree to all multi colored lights, or all white/clear lights, or both.  We usually keep it on both.


With all lights on.

With only the white/clear lights on, totally changes it.


I would love to have a table full of nutcrackers one day.
So far I have two.  Santa with the bagpipes is also hanging out
on the mantle.





Russian Nesting Dolls and a Bagpipe Playing Snowman











I have an album of just Christmas photos from over the
years that I put out at this time of year.


My red dining room is perfect at this time of year!

I've wanted snowflake curtain lights for a long time.
Only Ikea seems to have them, and I am 2 hours from an Ikea.
Found them on ebay for $10.  LOVE.





2 comments:

Jay Fletch said...

I love the snowflake lights! I have been looking for some to put in my room, so I'll definatley have to look at ikea. I also love the idea of the Christmas pictures album. I love looking at our old Christmas pictures to see how much our family has grown over the years! Thanks for the great post!

http://thatssofletch.blogspot.com/

xo, Jay

lake breeze said...

Thanks! Happy Holidays!