Happy Post Christmas Tuesday, Friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! My family sure did! My heart is full when my house is full of those I love. But last night I dreamt of making edible snow globes, so I think mentally I am done with Christmas! The house looked so festive I’m sad to take down the decorations. Here are a few of my favorite vignettes from around the house!
If you are like me you get super excited about decorating the house for Christmas! Immediately after Thanksgiving I start hauling out the decorations from the Christmas Closet. (It is under the staircase in the basement and a perfect out of the way spot!) Because we’ve lived in this house for so long, most of the decorations have a “home” so it makes most of the decorating quick and easy. Take the banister for example. It goes up quickly and easily. Mostly due to prior preparations the year before. When I take down each section, I label it with masking tape and designate where it goes, for example front foyer, middle foyer, dining room etc. The same goes for the lights. I wrap each strand around a piece of cardboard labeled the same as the garland. Trust me, this is a huge time saver! Garland, lights, bows. I love it!
My big Santas are handsome and fun. The candelabrum in between is another favorite find. It weighs a ton and usually sits on the fireplace mantle.
And a few other favorites, like the kitchen bar:
Here is the antique hall tree with vintage Santa stockings from my childhood. The hat zips open for goodies. I remember my sister and I combing their beards for some reason. I pulled the white pom pom off of the top of mine when I was little. He’s still cute.
The veranda all decked out for Christmas. I love how the lights look. I’ve had them for ages and finally got around to hanging them! I’m going to leave them up year round. Minus the Christmas decorations, of course.
The newly enlarged fireplace mantle looks pretty with the garland, lights and gold leafed candle holders. I’m looking forward to decorating this spot after Christmas. With the extra few inches of surface space I’ll have lots more possibilities!
This lovely hand made manger scene circa 1998: It was a gift from my parents on one of their many trips to beautiful Israel.
Below is the dining room decorated for Christmas. We had Christmas Eve dinner in here complete with deep fried turkey and all of the fixings. Delicious!
The powder room:
My favorite vintage wreath hanging in the kitchen over the sink:
And a few of the kitchen:
The living room:
And the Christmas trees:
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Lacey, for one, is glad its over. Maybe now her Mom will stop dressing her up! Hope you have a great day! Hugs from dellsdailydish!