Christmas has arrived to the Woodwards! And I wouldn’t be a proper, self-indulgent blogger if I didn’t show you photos.
First a little disclaimer – I only put up three Christmas trees in the house this year. I know. I’m ashamed of myself. The truth is – I realized that many of my decorations fit perfectly in our old house. And I’m not quite sure how or if they fit here. And I still feel like there is so much stuff to organize and put away from the move that the last thing I wanted was more stuff around. So, I ended up with around 20 boxes of decorations and 8 or so trees in the basement gathering dust. At least for this year.
But, you know what? I kind of like everything the way it is. And Ryan also prefers this because it’s less cluttered. And I’m all about compromise. (Secret: I’m not really all about compromise. But I’m going for wife of the year and it’s crunch time.)
First stop – the living room.
I’m really enjoying having a mantel. I have no idea what I’m supposed to do with it. But, I just piled some pretties on there and called it a day. And I’m a huge fan of the hanging ornaments. I usually hang them from the curtain rods, but I don’t have any (yet) in the living room. So, the mantel works out pretty well.
Ryan still has to finish the tile and the surround, but for now, we’re enjoying having a fire.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without some wedding pew bows from our 2007 wedding.
And the mantle is also a good place for our Christmas Memories book. It captures photos and details from Christmases for 20 years.
And stockings on a fence. Unexpected for a gal with a mantel?
And then, our tree. I may or may not have had to put this tree together twice, when all the red lights (my favorites) went out. I wasn’t bitter at all about that. Luckily, only one strand was dead.
And just a simple tree topper.
And that’s the living room…
I’ll be back with the dining room and kitchen decorations.
What do you think?