Monday, December 03, 2007

Christmas decorating

So, I think I have all of my decorating done for Christmas.

I added these decorations to my front door and God added the snow!

Our tree:

The blue ornaments I bought blend into our tree a little (I didn't think about the fact that we have a blue spruce!), but I love how the red ornaments just pop! Here's the tree skirt I made:

And the stockings:

Cameron thought that they weren't very Christmas-y (i.e. they aren't red and green) but I love how they match my decor. I painted chipboard letters with MM acrylic paint and then stamped with white ink on them:

More decorating in the living/dining room:

And, my advent calendar:

I'm actually a little tired of it. I made it probably nine or ten years ago, before kids. I'd love to make a new one, but they kids love the pocket idea.

I saw this idea online and LOVED it, but I don't have anywhere to put it. So I was thinking of somehow combining the beautiful tag idea with pockets, maybe clear ones, and using small envelopes to tuck the notes into. Oh well, it won't be for this year, that's for sure, so I have a while to work on it before Advent 2008.

There are some things that I've done in the past, like put garland with lights above my kitchen cabinets, but I don't think I'll do this year. I am such a less is more decorator!


Eva said...

Wow, beautiful deor, Leigh!!

Eva said...

that should say decor. :)

Marcy said...

Your house look awesome Leigh! I just found those "enjoy" letters at MCC and just put them up!

anita said...

great decorating! :)

anita said...

p.s. i did not get those "enjoy" letters at MCC!!! ;)

Heather M. said...

LOVE the decorating you've done! The stockings are awesome and I love the whole mantle! Beautiful!