I know, I'm late. But yesterday, Day 18, we scrapped plans, that winter scene is just not happening. ;o) In it's place we spent a few hours at my sister's home celebrating my nephew Drew's 2nd birthday. Then we thought, "Hey, let's go roam the mall together as a family of seven on a Saturday the week before Christmas." It was as fun as it sounded. And then we came home and played a rousing game of hide and seek. I believe Marissa gets the award for the best spot--she managed to squeeze herself into an empty diaper box. (!!!) She said it was cramped. ;o)
And today, Day 19 we're going to be enjoying the children's program at church (yep, another freebie).
So, boring stuff to blog about.
In light of that I thought I would take the opportunity to show you my Christmas/winter decorating, seeing as it's nearly Christmas and before you know it stuff will be coming down again. Actually, aside from the tree and stockings I think most of my stuff has a wintry enough feel to it that I'm sure it remain through January, if not February too.
First up, a winter burlap banner, replacing the autumn one, and my most favorite pine cone of all, a huge sugar pine cone that I got at Michael's last year . . . it's about 14 inches long!
Next, on the piano, a window box filled with cedar boughs from my parents' trees, spruce cones I painted/glittered, and the "Silent Night" sign I made last year.
And here's the hutch, my most favorite thing to decorate for the seasons. It's similar to last year but with a more neutral palette going on. I swapped some pictures out of those frames and put in my JOY letters (since I wasn't "feeling" the red frames this year). And yes, those are green pumpkins. It seemed a shame to throw out a good pumpkin just 'cause fall was over, and I liked how they looked.
And finally, the spot that never fully got completed. I meant to get another bottle-brush tree for the empty cloche. It didn't happen. I wouldn't mind an apothecary jar or two or another cloche. But I was trying to use what I had, and well, this is what I had. ;o) Good enough.
And there you have it, a tour through Christmas Decor' 2010. ;o)