I so love looking at all your beautiful Christmas decorations, and enjoy hearing about your Christmas traditions. I thought I should share what's going on at our house. At Thanksgiving we had a four day family gathering, therefore would not all get together for Christmas. Hubby and I are leaving for Arizona on December 26th. Prior to that we had intended to spend Christmas Eve at our daughter's in the Fox River Valley. On Christmas Day we will drive to Minneapolis to be with our son and his family. Then the 26th.... Southwest.
I am not decorating for Christmas, it is just too much work to put everything up, especially when no one is visiting. I did decorate for the Winter Solstice!! Those decoration can stay up until we get back. And if next April is like last April, snowmen will still be in vogue!!!!
Our living room mantle has a small display of cardinals.
If I can't attract them at my feeders, I can enjoy them inside.
My hutch reflects winter as well.
Even though they are fairly new, I really like the plate trio. I took close-ups of the plates, so you could see their beauty.
On the wall hangs a snowman plate:
Another snowman plate sits on the bottom portion of the hutch.
A few years ago our daughter made this snowman pillow, it adorns a living room chair.
The fireplace in the four season room has a personalized snowman!
We did not plan on putting up a tree. That is until we found out our daughter and her family are coming for Christmas Eve. She and her husband have a vacation week between Christmas and New Year's. We have snow and the snowmobile trails will be opening.
We tweaked our plans just a little bit.
Today we put up a tree. Santa wouldn't know where to put the grand's presents if we didn't have a tree.
We fondly call this table top tree "Mr. Fuller Brush."
When Christmas is over, our daughter can take Mr. Fuller Brush out to the garage, and we'll put him in the attic in April.
I didn't want to burden her with taking down lots of ornaments. I hope all the candy canes that suffice as the ornaments, are eaten before Mr. Brush's trek to the garage!!
And that's the way it is.....................