I’ve added just about as much Christmas as this little house can hold. We’re all feeling pretty warm and cozy. Come on in and see!
We brought home the skinniest tree that we could find this year. Usually, I rally for the big, full ones. Then I have to move at least one of the black and white chairs out of the room. This tree fit perfectly in the corner. Only a slight shift in chairs necessary!
Do you see that bad kitten under the tree? It’s her new favorite spot. I can’t believe that she hasn’t tried to climb it, and that she hasn’t knocked off any ornaments. So I guess that I won’t complain that she drags the skirt out from underneath a dozen times a day!
We decorate the tree with every near-and-dear ornament from the past 20 years. I love pulling out the same ornaments each year and remembering who made them or who gave them to us. We’ll always have at least one tree in the house that holds all of these special memories.
Have you tried to make an ornament wreath yet? I couldn’t believe how easy it is. Just cut the hook and twisted part from a wire hanger, form the hanger into a circle, and thread ornaments on until it’s full. In the past I’ve tried gluing ornaments onto pine wreaths but never got the effect that I wanted. The hanger method works best if the ornaments are all the same size. I able used two different-sized ornaments for this one, and it took a little bit more maneuvering to make it look right.
I bought these snow angels at a craft show a few years ago. My style has changed a bit since then, but I still love using them on the mantel.
The rest of the room…
Even my little school desk got a cheery red Christmas makeover.
I love this old milk bin filled with pine boughs.
And berry garland added to my old newspaper wagon…
I have a few more pictures of the dining room and kitchen to share, but I think I’ll save them until next time. I hope that you’ll stop back to see!