Saturday, December 7, 2013

Hang Up the Holly!

I LOVE CHRISTMAS!
Christmas is my favorite favorite favorite time of year. 
I eat anything with a "Christmas" wrapper - or even if it's just red and green.
I carry my shopping list with me everywhere I go, hunting for gifts.
I am a sucker for old-fashioned decorations.
 
I love Christmas. So when Christina Bainbridge at Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge  told us about her Fa-la-la-la-la-Show off your house! Linky Party, I was like, "YES! Finally!"
Much like Christina Bainbridge's husband, my husband says, "Santa threw up on my house," every year. But this year, I guess I've finally grown on him and he's actually kind of excited. This is how I did it.
At the store, I'll hold up two Christmas decorations I like. Either one will work for me. It's either one star or the other. But I'll ask him, "Which one do YOU like, hun?" and he'll choose.
Later, when I put the decoration up, I'll say, "Look, hun! It's the star you liked!" Over time, the house has become more and more full of decorations that he chose. And now he likes our decorations. So ha!
I've got him hanging lights outside and putting up the inflatables he bought and the lights he wanted so that will have to come another day. But I've had the inside of the house decorated since last week, so Fa-la-la-la-la-Here's my house! (I'm sorry for having eight million pictures. I love love love love to decorate for Christmas. Thank you for forgiving me.)


The entry to the den - this garland is so old lol. Next year, I might make something new!


I bought this adorable banner in London on our honeymoon! I couldn't wait to get home and hang it up... but it was only October. I finally get to use it!


Nowhere is safe. It's Christmas on the bookshelves! The adorable snowglobe was a gift from one of my kids a few years ago.




Not the best picture, but snowmen are hangin' out on the windowsill.





Christmas in the kitchen! I won this little sign a few years ago at our faculty Christmas luncheon!



I really like little Christmas trees. And in the middle is an old-fashioned sled.


My Christmas village on top of the record player!




And this is our tree! It's silver and blue, mostly.


These two items were chosen by the hunny - the star and the blue ornaments with swirls. Awww, he loves Christmas.


BIRDS!


This one's for the hunnybun - gotta have some love for him on the tree.



We love the Beatles!


Put a bird on it! I love bird ornaments!


These pale green ornaments are fairly-old. I think they were my Grandma's. 



Wreath on the back of the front door. It needs a little love, but I've had it for a long time, so I can't NOT put it up!

DINING ROOM!


We don't have a fireplace :( so we make do with our old buffet in the dining room!





The top is full of some of my favorite Christmas things! I really love old-fashioned trees.



The hunny bought this table runner, too!


Just bought this snowglobe - LOVE it!


This is my teacher tree! All my little teacher ornaments are on this tree. It's nice to remember all the kids and people who gave them to me!



A visitor in the dining room...



Here's the whole room!


And here's a very special Christmas decoration - the Christmas kitty.



Happy Christmas! Go link up at Books, Bunting, and Bainbridge, or check out all the other Christmas Houses linked up already!
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