Monday, December 17, 2012

Deck the Halls!

Most of my Christmas decorations find their way to the same spot year after year, so you could go back to any December post and see the same thing.  There are just a few things new and different this year, such as...
 A bowl o' cookie cutters.  The plastic cookie cutters are a combination of my mom's and David's mom's.  The silver ones are from a dime store in my hometown called Modern Variety, but they look the part.
A new sign over the stove from one of my favorite shops.
Some festive candy in jars 
 I've had these salt and pepper shakers for a long time, but I never remember to get them out.  So this year I put away our regulars and am leaving these out for Christmas.  The spoon isn't new either, but I like it.  It has a tiny saltbox house, stocking, candy cane, and snow man painted on it.  Someone has more patience and talent than I!
 These are also not new, to me or anyone else, but I finally got a decent picture.  
 A new ornament commemorating our climb to the top of the Key West Lighthouse
 Garland on the mantel was new last year
 but I still really like it this year!
It's fun to have the house decorated for Christmas.  I have too much stuff of course, and it's no fun to put away, but I think it's worth it.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful decor!!

Keetha Broyles said...

I have red and green plastic cookie cutters as part of my Christmas decor!

I love all of it, but then you knew I would since we are clones of each other's tastes.

I too am LOVING "basking" in the warm yellow glow of Christmas decor. And you are right about what a PAIN it is to put away - - - that's why I have NO INTENTION of putting mine away until mid-January.

Why, Epihpany isn't until January 6, and we better have our decorations around at least a week after that - - - just to be safe, don't'cha know!?