12.18.2014

Christmas Decor [Holiday 2014]

I put a ton of pictures of my Christmas tree up about a week ago.  Today I thought I'd share some of the other Christmas decorations that I have up in the house.


Since our regular tree is kind of small, I had to be really selective about the ornaments I put on it this year.  I took all of the snowman ornaments and put them on this super tiny tree that I have on a bookshelf in the office.  I also have a standing wooden snowman on the shelf next to the tree.



On the nightstand on my side of the bed I put these porcelain kissing angels that I've had since I was a little girl.  My sister also has a set.  Normally I would put them in the living room.  But even though Stella is pretty good about not knocking things over, if these broke, I'd probably cry for a week.


This is Steve's side of the bed.  The swirly tree is actually a tea light holder.  I just bought the wooded block last night at Barnes & Noble.  The pot is full of tiny cacti that I grew from seed.  They look like babies but they are actually about 8 or 9 years old.  I'm just terrible at remembering to water them so they are still very tiny.  Ha ha!  That's why I only grow cacti!


Onto the kitchen!  I swapped out my yellow flower fairy for this ice skating frog.  The Swedish horse had been on a shelf in the dining room, practically on the ceiling, but Stella knocked it to the ground (the one thing!) so I moved it in here.  This is also a special thing from my childhood.  My sister's is red.


We have a built in hutch in the corner of our dining room.  Some people collect Santas or snowmen but the thing that I collect for Christmas is the humble Christmas tree.  Well, maybe not so humble.  As far as trees go, these are pretty flamboyant.  The red one is made of feathers and the silver one looks like a disco ball.



I totally love the centerpiece that I put together for my dining room table.  The vase was from my wedding and I filled it with all of the red and green Christmas ball ornaments that I had...again, because I left a lot of things off of the tree.  The trees are made of wire and beads.  One is green, one is gold and both are totally covered in glitter.  Right now I'm burning the Christmas Cookie candle from Yankee Candle.  The runner is a handmade quilt that I received as a gift a few years ago.

I actually have a couple more trees that need to be put up.  One is a teeny, tiny one that I used to put up in my childhood bedroom and the other has nativity ornaments that goes with it.

Do you collect a certain type of holiday decoration?

Thanks for reading! :)

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