Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas at Our House

It's Christmas Week...Boy, did it ever sneak up on me this year. I actually decorated much earlier this year. We were in Branson, MO for Thanksgiving week and everything was done before I left. Whew!

After that, I'm not sure what happened? Suddenly it is here and I have two presents purchased. I don't have a huge list but two isn't going to do it for sure! OnlySon still thinks Santa should visit. Yes, I realize he is 27...and married...but he's still the Only. We will be doing MAJOR shopping tomorrow!

Here's a few of my decorations this year. I changed a few things from last year like my living room tree, etc.

I finally bought a 9 ft. PRELIT tree. How I loved not putting a million strings on a tree this year. I decided to do the tree in Mercury glass (which I love) and a coral and green. Fun tree to decorate!

The antique oak mantel. I used some of the same decorations and ribbons:

My favorite thing to bring out each year is my nativity. It touches my heart to put out the baby Jesus and think of His Birth, His love and sacrifice for us. He truly is the Reason for the Season!

On the oak Hall Tree, I put a Christmas tree with two frames. The frames both show young love. On the left is our son and wife who married this year. On the right, are my maternal grandparents who married in 1925!

I love my Friendly Village dishes and they will stay out all winter:

The dining room is pretty much the same. I added the sugared village to the table.

I'll close with own little helper. He stayed with me every step of the way while decorations.

From our house to your's, Merry Christmas!


Amy@TheLemonCottage said... Best Blogger Tips

Your house is beautiful!
Merry Christmas.

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

Judy, I have missed you!

Your home looks just beautiful for Christmas. You need to stay in touch.

Merry Christmas!

Glenda/MidSouth said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy Bug! Welcome back!! Your decorations are Beautiful - thank you for sharing them with us.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Judy Bug! We have missed you! Your home is beautiful! So many elegant touches! Merry Christmas to you and your family!...hugs...Debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said... Best Blogger Tips

Your home is beautiful.. Your tree is well as your mantel. What a jewel it is. Love your adorable helper.. Happy shopping.. From our home to yours Merry Christmas..hugs ~lynne~

Blondie's Journal said... Best Blogger Tips

Your home & decorations are just gorgeous. And Boudreaux is looking like he love it all!!

I am so glad you are back!! Happy holidays to all of you!


Glenda said... Best Blogger Tips

So elegant and beautiful! Your outside decorations are pretty, too - especially at night!

Kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

How pretty! Everything looks so beautiful and festive..
And your Nativity is..well..divine!
Merry Christmas, Judy! Blessings to you and your family!

joyh82 said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful tree and love how you decorated it. Everything looks very nice. Have a Happy and Healthy 2010!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said... Best Blogger Tips

It's been a while since I've visited your sweet blog. I started a full time job nine months ago and it really cut into my blog time. Looks like all is well at your house. Your new daughter in-law looks like a gem. My youngest daughter is 27. Where does the time go? Hope you have a fabulous New Year filled with joy and creativity.

Light and Voices said... Best Blogger Tips

Agreed, your decorations turn your house into a cozy home. I adore the antique entry piece with the small tree and frames. Lovely!
A belated Merry Christmas.
Joyce M

Miss Janice said... Best Blogger Tips

Your tree is just gorgeous and I love the room! Love the sofa and door window treatments! Doggy's cute, also. Happy New Year to you!

prashant said... Best Blogger Tips

Your house is beautiful!
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