Well Christmas is finally HERE!

I hate to admit it but it's Dec, 19th and I just finished putting up my Christmas decorations!! Pretty bad huh? Oh well, some years are just like that. Hopefully some of you can relate.

Now that they are up I am so delighted. I guess I'm finally in the holiday spirit!

Here's a peek of Christmas at our house.

The tree is by far my most favorite thing. Not because it's so great or grand, but because it holds so many sweet memories.

I made these Santa ornaments probably 16 years ago. I just painted a santa face on a white glass ornament and tied on a little raffia. They have really held up well.

But the most precious ones to me are the photo ornaments. They show our family all through the years. It is so fun to see my boys so little and Roger and I so young! This picture of Ryan and Brett and I is one of my favorite photos. It seems like a million years since they were that small. When people come over they love to look at all the pictures on the tree and it's fun to share our memories with them. Plus it's always good for a few laughs!!  It's a really fun idea you otta try it!

This is my newest addition to our decorations this year. I made a chalkboard tray. I saw the idea on Pinterest (of course) and it turned out so cute I made a dozen or more as gifts this year. Add a plate of cookies and it's a really great gift idea!! Last year I made these coffee filter buntings with doilies and tiny wreaths. They are kind of fun and festive!

This year I also made a new tablerunner. Pieced and quilted it all by myself. Believe it or not I think I'm kinda getting the hang of this whole "free motion quilting" thing! It was a great way to use up some of my Christmas fabric stash!

Nothing really new in this picture this year. I just like have decorations in the entry way as you come in the door.

 

So that's a little mini tour of my holiday home. Hope you enjoyed it and maybe picked up and idea or two.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!