|Bailey with her stocking ;)|
I was having the hardest time getting into the Christmas spirit this year and I wasn't sure why. I thought maybe it was because I'm an North Carolina girl that is used to a much colder December than Charleston has to offer. Or maybe it was because I hadn't started any of my Christmas shopping yet. Or maybe it's because I've been trying to hang on to Fall for as long as I possibly can...
Well after a wonderful Thanksgiving spent at my in-laws, Brad and I came home and did our traditional post-Thanksgiving Christmas decorating. After putting all of my pumpkins *sigh* back in storage, we busted out six large boxes of Christmas decor and made a day of it! We played Christmas music and reminisced about sentimental tree ornaments. Slowly but surely our house was transforming from Fall to Winter...and I finally started to feel in the Christmas spirit! All it took was a little Harry Connick Jr. Christmas tunes, a lit tree, and time spent with my hubby decorating the house. There is nothing like decorating to get you excited about the holidays :) Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!
|Willow Tree nativity scene.|
|My Buyers Choice Carolers...a Jenkins trademark decoration!|
|This is SO easy to do...I got the pine needles and magnolia leaves from|
my back yard. Free decorations that are beautiful are the best ;)
|Ornaments hanging from my dining room chandelier.|
|Our tree skirt was bought in Truckee, CA on a family vacation. I think|
of Cara and the Besio family every time we put the skirt out.
|An easy decoration...and you get to eat it too! My favorite ;)|
|My new $4.00 shutters from Habitat Restore.|
|My grandmother, Mama Ann, always had Andy's Mints on hand.|
I bought these to remember every Christmas spent in Red Springs.
|Red apples to accent the greenery...|
|Simple table setting.|
|I love decorating my tea cups each season.|
|The Family Tree|