I love love love going into a home that’s well-decorated for Christmas. No matter the style, I appreciate the magic of seasonal decor.
Then I go home and I want more, more, more. I want what they have. I want what’s beautiful–and costly. Even thrifting and making on your own runs up quite a bill. This year, I tried to make-do with what I had. Remember when God spoke that to me earlier this fall? Use what you have, He said.
So, while my house isn’t a winter wonderland, it’s beautiful to me. And very inexpensive.
Tree for All Seasons: We made ornaments and origami wreaths from scrapbook papers, bought a few bells, and surrounded the tree with some of my favorite Christmas gifts
Mitten Garland: We cut felt mittens out the size of the children’s handsand hot glued them to a fun yarn.
Willow Tree Nativity: Hubby bought me this last Christmas, and we keep it up year-round. It’s one of my favorite pieces in the house.
Kitchen-Cabinet-Tops: Just a few simple things up above.
Dining Room Sideboard: A small collection of pine-inspired decorations. [Don’t look at my empty picture frames.]
Bowl of Bows: I try to fill this coffee-table bowl with things the kids can play with til they fall apart…the fillings, not the kids!
Story of Christmas Nativity: Hubby bought me this one this year. We’ll keep it up year-round.
Lenox Ornaments: From my grandmother to the children before she passed away. They are extra-special.
Fire: A cozy flame seems to make Christmas-time magical.
Our Christmas Tree and Skirt: Covered with ornaments from my childhood and my children’s hands, our ornaments-of-the-year; and the skirt I cut out and hemmed years ago.
Children’s Nativity: Last, but most-loved, we put out a few children’s nativities the children love to play with year-round. Here is this year’s favorite.