As promised, here are the photos of our Christmas decorations. I'm pretty excited to say that we spent a whopping $50.00 on decorations (including our real tree). Everything else was generously handed down from family members. Hopefully in a year or so, we'll have enough saved up so I can get beautiful matching decorations a la Martha Stewart. But until then, here ya go:
The outside of our little house. Christmas is a reason for me to put bows on EVERYTHING. I heart bows...
The craft store wanted $3.00 for 2 bows, so I bought a big o' roll of ribbon and made them all myself.
I love the candlelight in our bedroom. Luckily, in our old town, it is perfectly acceptable to have window candles year round. These babies are staying put! P.S. remind me to share pictures of what an odd shape our bedroom is.
Pretty garland on the tv armoire. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that in a few years Santa will replace that armoire with a flat screen and a fire place.
Stockings hung on the staircase with love until the said Santa above decides to bring us that fireplace...
Also on the bookshelf you will see Santa, a small nativity set, and the Polar Express (I still hear the bell ;0) )
This picture doesn't really show how neat this super old door in our kitchen looks. Once the wreath is on it, it feels like Christmas cira 1844.
I love all the Christmas cards coming in! Seriously I get excited driving home from work hoping more cards are in the mailbox!
Another thing Santa is going to bring us one year is a fabulous new dining room set! Until then, I made do with what we have. My mom picked up the Christmas china set from the Christmas Tree Shoppe for $15.00. How great is that?
O Christmas Tree!
I usually like pine trees, but we went with a fir tree this year. I think it looks pretty (and of course it has lots of bows)!