It’s no secret that I love my house. But I might love it even more at Christmas. I’ve found myself not wanting to go out much lately because I just enjoy being here so much. It’s just so warm and cozy. I mean, it’s Friday night and because it’s raining all I wanted to do was curl up under my favorite blanket, light some candles and watch a movie (and blog, of course). So I did.
So here’s what my house looks like right now. Come on in!
This is one of things I’m the most proud of. I usually have a big framed print hanging here. I moved the print and needed something to put in this spot. Then I thought about all of the old windows I have hanging in my backyard and had the idea for this. I had found this window in the alley behind my old apartment and got the wreath as a hand me down from my parents neighbor Jeanne. I’m always amazed at how badly people paint windows, leaving all sorts of paint on the windows. I mean, c’mon people! I usually scrape the paint off of the glass, but this time I didn’t. I kinda like how it looks a little bit like snow. Total cost for this project…. zero!
And then there’s my built in’s, which are by far my favorite feature of the house.
I love my little banner and doily fun thingy.
All I did was print out the letters, cut them out and back them with scrapbook paper. And I just twisted the doilies like a flower and strung them on twine. I actually did that for a bridal shower, but I liked it so much that I kept it. Looks so pretty and ruffly!
I don’t have a fireplace, or real stockings for that matter (Santa fills the one at my parents house!), so I made do!
These are some of my cute ornaments. My mom actually made the Santa out of tiny wooden flower pots. The flower is a new one this year.
These two are new as well. I love the vintage look of the one on the left. And the one on the right is new. You know… now that I think about it, my mom gave me all of these. There are not many ornaments on my tree that I actually bought. Except for most of the bulbs, they’ve all been gifts. Mostly from my mom.
My mom gave me this Santa when I moved into my house. She’s had it since before I was born I think and thought I might like it. She said it was “retro”. And the cranberries are such an easy way to be festive.
And here’s what it looks like at night.