WELCOME Friends to my Online Christmas open house….
I wanted to invite you all over for a cup of coffee and some yummy cookies but for this open house you may be on your own with the snacks and beverages.
This is the front door to our home. Don’t worry about wiping your feet as you enter today.
Of course my window table which you saw in a previous blog
My sled that sits on the porch.
This is as you walk into my dining area
See that arrangement by the china hutch? It’s sticks from my lawn. I just spray painted them white, added a little sparkle, and hung silver ornaments. I found a glass vase in storage, put some Sea Salt in the bottom and I have a cheap, unique, charlie brown tree.
And a left turn to the living room.
This is my seasonal shelf. This view is back towards the kitchen. It sits up high where no little hands can reach it.
These chairs are just wrapped with a runner and tied in a bow. I found them last year after Christmas at 90% off!
This is my fireplace mantle. Its a little tricky since I don’t have an even shelf underneath my garland but this is what I came up with.
Here’s a close up view of my homemade garland. Here is the manger scene that has sat out every Christmas since my children were small. I picked it up at my aunt Fran’s garage sale one year and it is just the best! The reason I love it so much is because it is unbreakable. My children have spent hours, playing with these pieces. Baby Jesus has been everywhere in my house~
And these cute little carolers sit on top of my piano. Again an after Christmas special last year.
Here is a picture of our table. I had it set for some guests that came over for lunch.
And the centerpiece on the table. Ikea ring a bell with anyone? That lamp is from my little excursion a couple weeks back.
Oh, and those are red martini glasses with a little sea salt in the bottom…
And finally our Christmas tree with all the memories of years gone by….The kids love to hang their special ornaments on the tree and I’m okay with that. I like that they feel like it’s their thing.
We often make a paper chain to count the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We didn’t this year. They didn’t even ask~~Maybe that’s a sign they are getting older and can now read the calendar.
Thank you so much for coming today! I would love to see how all of you decorate for Christmas! New ideas are always fun to copy! I wish I could give you each a hug goodbye~