Sunday, November 27, 2011

Let the holiday decorating commence.....

The Village
Teacup Christmas tree
     The day after Thanksgiving we eagerly opened up all of our holiday boxes and spent a quiet morning decorating the interior of our home. My husband built two tables to hold our ever expanding village homes (our son's favorite) and we got our owl tree up. It's nice to have the decorations up early. I've always felt that this allows us to enjoy the entire month already prepared to entertain. We switch out our dishes to our Spode Christmas dishes and try to keep things tidy for unexpected visitors.

The mantle
Our owl tree
     Next up we'll finish the outdoor lights and decorating and then it's holiday parades, cookie swaps and wrapping gifts. Thankfully I'm just about finished with our handmade gifts this year. I'll share them with you all after the holidays so as not to ruin any surprises. Let's just say that I used glass, teacups, bird seed, rebar, lots of epoxy, vintage fabric and twine. Hmm.

Are you decorating this weekend? Or, did you brave the sales?


  1. You almost make me want to get my boxes of Christmas decor out today...almost. But I'm still vegging on the sofa from eating too much. LOL I did get my snowman collection out and onto the breakfront and the holiday greenery and ribbons into the planters on the front porch. I'll do the mantle and the tree next weekend...maybe. .... Your home looks lovely ~ Have a wonderful holiday season!

  2. How fun! We'll probably be decorating on the first of December. It is our daughter's first Christmas and we're very excited! :)
    Love your gardens and chickens! I'm in SoCal as well and we're trying to grow our own fruits and veggies.
    How do you keep rats/raccoons/etc from eating produce? We are not having much luck here!

  3. Rachel- Not sure which area you are in specifically, but we are in the mountains and have to deal with bear, squirrels, raccoons and deer. We use a variety of creative cover options from chicken wire (easy to see through) to deer netting. I also have shade structures which strangely keep animals away despite the fact that they are easy to get around. I'd probably google PVC shade covers first as they are easy to build and you can use colorful shade cloth for a more cohesive look. Happy gardening!

  4. That's quite the village you have!!! Everything looks adorable- especially the tea cups in the tree- I love that! Can't wait to see it in person!!

  5. Sometimes I want my job to be the one who dresses up the Christmas store looks like so much fun! Your decorations look great should be the macy's designer!


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