|Our Advent area- a candle will be lit each|
Sunday in December prior to Christmas.
The children (and myself) have tons of Christmas
children's books. I put them all in
a basket so everyone can grab a book
or two for reading throughout the season.
It's like unwrapping a gift when we pull
out all of the books we haven't seen in a year.
|Mercury glass is my absolute favorite!! I love the |
old metallic look. My kids call me "Dory" from
Finding Nemo because I like shiny things!
|I made the plaid garland from a set of|
blank not cards I purchased at
Michael's for a $1.I hot glued them onto
twine and it adds a little color to the
natural motif in the windows.
|It's our tradition to put out all |
of the Nutcrackers. My girls get so excited
when we pull them out of the box with
each having a special story.
|Fresh and natural greenery from our woods. |
On this particular trip, my youngest ran up on
a small Diamondback Rattlesnake that was so
hidden in the leaves she almost got bitten.
|Welcome to our home!|
|Simple fresh greens and "fake"|
berries from the Dollar Tree store-
can't tell it's not real, can you?
|I have bought fresh natural looking |
wreaths for years. I have to give it to
Lowe's, these wreaths have lasted and made
it through several house moves.
|This was my fun purchase this year. |
Yes it's a buckshot, empty of course.
I found these little beauties at
a yard sale during the summer.
I just couldn't resist putting
them on the tree.
|I love the nature inside but also the nature|
I see outside. We are wrapped in trees and
God's beauty while our home is tucked back in the woods.
Adding a little homage to our childhood-these are me and Mel's childhood stockings.
Wonder if Santa will fill them up this year?
I look at them and remember back to that
child like excitement that Christmas
brought each year.
|It's our cozy little home!|