My living room done for the holidays.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, we decorated the house for Christmas. This is our first holiday season in this house, and whenever I try to figure out how to decorate a new home with stuff I've bought to go with another, it takes me several days to finish. My ADD brain gets overwhelmed!
In the living room we only hang the kids' stockings. Mom's and Dad's go in a separate room. I use the same ribbon in every room, in all the garlands and tree, to keep the theme and look consistent through out the house.
It is tradition that every year I make orange pomanders (cloves pushed into oranges). They make the house smell divine! I also spell out words with the oranges. In the living room I spelled out J-O-Y. In the garland I also wove in glass lights, ribbon, orange pomanders, pine cones, and fruit that looks as if it's been sugared. I love using natural sorts of elements in my Christmas decoration.
Looking through our kitchen into the living room.
Looking toward our kitchen side door.
In our library I did the same thing with the orange pomanders. This time it spells out H-O-P-E. This is the room where the stockings are hung.
In our dining room, I didn't do too much decorating, but filled my prim container with trimmings from my Christmas tree and orange pomanders. I love the look!
And that is a taste of my house for the holidays, except for the tree, of course! But a Christmas tree deserves a post all its own, which I will do next week. For now, though, I'm off to enjoy a celebration-filled weekend. The village tree lighting is tonight, along with some other holiday themed events around town Saturday and Sunday. Happy weekend, everyone!