To link up with the Christmas Tour of Homes 2010!
Welcome to Creekside Cottage! I am excited to show you my Christmas decor!
The centerpiece of our Christmas decor is our tree. It is the one "big" thing we do every year. I am still loving my red plaid ribbon and simple decorations.
My only purchase for this year. A painting from Kirkland's of the Nativity. Our goal is to keep our focus on Christ in Christmas, and this is a perfect way to do it. It hangs on the living room wall, across from the tree.
I always have some kind of garland hanging on my chandelier otherwise it would be completely boring. I am loving the holly and the ivy!
I bought this wooden trough a few years ago but didn't use it regularly. In the autumn I started to pile things in it and use it on our giant table. I love it! (don't pay attention to the fact that my kids have a paper turkey on the table...)
I used to have a more Victorian style with gold ribbon etc, but now I love a simple look with fresh and artificial greens, pine cones, candles, lanterns, oil lamps.
Sorry for the bad photo - there is just no good way to get a complete photo of this huge shelf my husband made for the wall over our stairway. The cute plates were purchased at Wal-Mart for $3 a piece and they say Peace and Joy. Very cute!
Our piano is a fun place to add seasonal decor. I like to use books to decorate, we are big readers around here. This book from Tasha Tudor is called "Take Joy" and is out of print. My mom bought this book when I was a kid, and I have always loved it.
A garland with lights over the door that leads to our deck....
A different glimpse of the piano.
I won't torture you with photos of the small trees in the kids rooms, and the simple touches of Christmas in the hall bathroom. I like to add a touch in every room.
Thanks so much for coming by today! I hope your Christmas will be filled with JOY at the Reason for the Season!
I am also linking to Kelly's blog party...