It seems like we just said hello to the holidays and now they are done. So in memoriam of Christmas 2013, here’s a little recap of the Christmas explosion that hit our house along with a few sneak peeks of new projects finished around here.
I love Christmas in large part because I really love presents – both giving and receiving them (let’s get real, mostly receiving). But now it is even more fun to see the holidays through my kiddos’ eyes. Ah, the wonder youth brings to the season (youth passed me up a while ago, so of course I’m referring to the kids). And to top it off, we now get to host my side of the family’s Christmas celebration – I do love to throw a good party. And there’s nothing like having people over to get your rear into gear on the decorating homefront. So here’s how this year’s holiday décor went down.
First up, our porch. What are columns for if not to wrap them in garland and bows? Nothing I tell you.
Our front door leads into our entry and this is the first year we’ve had a mostly finished big new space to fill with Christmas. Yep, more tradition in here with garland, poinsettias, and a mini-tree. Oh, and atop a new DIY parsons console table, a champagne greeting station for our Christmas Eve dinner, of course.
You’ve seen the tree, and next to it we decorated our mantle with shiny gold and red trees and ornaments (ignore that ugly fireplace – a redo is on the agenda).
And our silver and white dining table is where we share Christmas toasts, laughter, and good wine.
A hint of Christmas also creeps into our breakfast nook (with lots of secret new changes in there!) – really, no place is safe from Christmas decorating in this house.
So those are the highlights of Christmas decorating 2013. We enjoyed this for a few weeks, had a really lovely holiday, and now I am so ready to stop eating pie and start cleaning up all the Christmas mess. And no, I won’t be sharing pics of the wrapping paper disaster or the lounging pants I’ve lived in to accommodate my pie-eating ways.
Hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday season! And that you stuffed yourself with pie, too.