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This is the foyer table, you would see when you first come in. Those are real gifts, if you were curious.
This is the gingerbread house our family made a couple of weeks ago. Every year it gets more and more fun to do projects like this. Isabella (8) & Jack (6) can actually sit for more than 3 minutes on a project and like to see it through to the end. FUN!! However little sticky hands Suzy (2) has been pulling candy off of the corner of Ginger's home...can you see where the indentations of the circles are on the frosting? Oh well.
Our tree of course....and mantle. I didn't realize until after I took the picture that there is a white wooden "W" sitting on the ledge of the mantle. That would be William's work....He likes to balance it on the edge of the woodwork. Just to have his mark on the living room I guess. This used to be in his room....however I guess he feels it adds a nice touch.
The mantle was always a dream of mine to decorate. I would see other mantles decorated in full, and think how fun it would be. However this year....I have grown bored with the normal things I put on it...and decided to scale it down. I went with some things I had in my Christmas storage. It's simplistic, but mostly I am happy with it. It would be a nice compliment to add lights....but that would require getting in the car and driving to town. And clearly I'm just to busy on the computer to do that kind of running around.
Excited to see the snow falling this morning.
Our nativity rests in our oldest child's bedroom, well because she asked. I like to mix things up around here you could say. What??? Don't you have your nativity in your bedroom????
Looking into Isabella's room you would see this...
Perhaps my favorite view of our Christmas decorations is in our kitchen. I absolutely love getting the mail everyday during December in hopes of getting a Christmas card from friends and family that I can add to our collection. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Seeing pictures of families we don't see as often and some that we do see on a regular basis.
I simply tack up a long piece of thick gross grain ribbon and use mini clothes pins to attach the cards. The mini clothes pins I purchased from Walmart several years ago. I got this idea from Lorie Y. about 6 years ago, after visiting her home during the holidays. She is one of those girls that every time you leave her house you go home and try to duplicate what's she's created. She is inspiring.
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