The Christmas decorations are up and it’s time to share some pictures!
These candlesticks were given to me by my in-laws for Christmas one year and are the “fanciest” things I own, which is why I thought the holidays were the perfect time to use them in a centerpiece. The tapered candles were fitting a little loose in the holders so I wrapped a strip of and old book page around the base of the candle. Now they fit well and give a unique look.
The lovely tree with more details on that in this post
The Nativity set Ryan gave me our first Christmas together as husband and wife. I’m glad I now have nice area to display it.
One year a friend had given me a snowman and then someone else ended up giving me another, so what did I do? I decided I needed a few more to make a “collection.” For the past few years I’ve received them as gifts and now have a FULL collection and not enough space for all of them on one shelf 🙂 The mantle decor
Close-ups of the mantle decor
Our new stockings! I love them.
my new favorite pillow my friend Lesly gave me for my birthday-we both agree we can’t help but sing the song in our heads whenever we look at it 🙂
the first real wreath I’ve ever bought but I hung it on the inside of the door so I could see and smell it better, and also so it wouldn’t dry out as quickly in the sun outside.
And here’s the kitchen with a few holiday touches.
This is the knitted tea cozy I received from Ryan’s family for my birthday! It’s adorable. Ryan also gave me holiday tea that came in a cute tin. I added some “holiday” ingredients to my glass jars (candy canes and gingerbread cookies-which i’ll replace with marshmallows as soon as the cookies are gone 🙂 )