Merry Christmas Friends!
Since this year has been so interesting and shook us all out of our ruts, we decided to shake up our Christmas decorating too! Somehow we ended up decorating the kitchen first, that was the first stop the tub made and we just started unpacking decorations and put them up! The top of the refrigerator got the treatment this year! Most of the cone trees ended up here along with lights and the Merry Christmas sign. It is so so cute! We decided to just go big as this is the only time we ever clear off the top of the refrigerator completely!
Since we knew we were going to go light with Shiny Brites on the tree, I made sure we have a good dose in the kitchen!
We also decided the kitchen window shelves would be the perfect place for our vintage candle collection!
They are just so cute!
This year all the nieces and nephews will be here for Christmas. All seven! (Two new additions this year!) With all the chaos that is sure to be, we decided to go with a smaller tree and only a few Shiny Brites at the top. We all wanted to enjoy the craziness with out constantly having to remind excited kids to be careful of the ornaments.
I did dig out our couple of vintage metal bell ornaments. Prefect and very unbreakable!
Mom also found these new metal bells at IKEA. Once we started looking around we had quite a treefull of lovely unbreakables.
Turned out quite pretty didn't it? The local nieces and nephew helped make snowmen ornament balls, so at lest we have a bit of a Shiny Brite look!
The front porch is bright with red as usual. Mandy found the prefect door mat this year! It brings everything together so nicely.
Hope you have a peaceful and healthy Christmas season! It already feels a little hectic doesn't it? So much making and baking, decorating and cleaning to do! I only got a mini tree up in my room this year, but at lest it is something!