Decorating for a Cozy Christmas
Something about baking, putting up lights, wrapping presents and listening to Christmas music just puts me in the most relaxed mood. I love seeing everyone slowly settle into the season’s comforts. I’m all about adding layers of decorations, day by day. And I love seeing everyone’s Christmas lights – new ones seem to spring up every night! It’s a month-long celebration and we’re right in the middle of it.
Remember that day we got snow? Sigh.
That sure was pretty. It took me 2.5 hours getting into work that Monday morning, but it was beautiful.
I have a fascination with lighting, and my philosophy is the more the better. Joe’s philosophy is saving energy, so… we’re working on compromising.
Putting up our Christmas tree in our first house together will be a great memory 🙂 It’s funny, when you’re a kid, Christmas tree ornaments are the furthest thing from exciting. They’re on par with unwrapping socks. But now that I’m older, I looove all the different sparkly things on the tree.
And we love our tree topper. Bumble Christmas Rumble. It’s going down.
I like to keep things organized still, ya know.
I’m glad I saved all these glittery pinecones from Thanksgiving. Spray paint for the win!
There is no surface that remains untouched by snowmen, glitter, santas, or some other decoration.
I’m now taking gift wrapping orders, so please feel free to send your presents to Leah and Joe’s workshop. I’ll charge $10 an hour and do it all day every day. Yes please!
I think we need to do some post-Christmas sale artificial tree shopping. This guy is getting old, bald and patchy.
But we love it all the same.
This gem fits perfectly on the mantle. I want one! I’m in need of a stocking.
We just got the fireplace inspected and it’s cleared for use and open for business. If only we had snow… The cozy factor is about to go up to 11 in here.
I broke the stocking hanger’s boot. That was the hook for the stocking 🙁 I super glued it back, and then Joe broke the other one. Poor Santas. It’s a rough job.
I found this pot for $2 at a local consignment shop and those grass things at the Dollar Tree.
Grand total : $5 And I found the wooded wall plaque at a thrift shop as well for a couple bucks. I adore it.
Our humble little mistletoe. I wanted to get a photo under it for Christmas cards, but maybe next year.
So there’s the living room. We’ve added more layers of Christmas since then.
Into the kitchen
Plenty of counter space and cupboard space for decorating.
My little Charlie Brown Christmas bamboo
Stand up tall and proud, little buddy!
The snowflake is kind of obstructing our headspace, but I like it. Michael said he hit it and it knocked glitter into his cereal bowl. But he still ate it, and it tasted the same. Everything’s better with glitter, right?
One more wooden Christmas Santa.
I splurged a little bit and bought a couple gold and white hand towels, because why not?
Guilty pleasure. I know they will probably get dirty, but they felt so cozy. And on sale.
And we have a new bathroom attendant. Have you met him yet?