Monday, December 19, 2011
Getting Ready for Christmas
Above is our tree. Yes, only one. Usually there are two or three Christmas trees. This year I did not put up the other two. I did, however, put all of my favorite ornaments on the large tree. What I love most about our main Christmas tree is the years of memories that are associated with each ornament. So many of them bring to mind special memories and events. Our ornaments are a mix of handmade, purchased, girl scout made, preschool projects, ornaments from school through the years, Waterford, Wedgwood, china, crystal, etc. And it all blends to create a fun and festive FAMILY tree.
Elsewhere in the room the stockings are hung on nutcracker stocking stands. We have two large Christmas collections - nutcrackers and Santas. I thought the nutcracker standing hangers would blend nicely with our other nutcrackers, which are on the shelves above the mantle.
I set up an iron tree (oops, does that count as #2) in the entry way, along with the advent calendar and festive snowmen.