I’m finally ready to show off our holiday decor! I met my deadline and had the house decorated by Sunday night, which I know is a little later than most people in blog-land this year. It just took me a while to get in the holiday spirit I guess!
Welcome! Here’s the wreath I re-fashioned last year with some large purple vintage mercury glass ornaments from an estate sale, some gold ones I had on hand, a new bow, and a sparkly greeting:
It sets the tone for the decor you’ll see inside….more purple and gold (surprise)!
Kind of a “tree” theme going on here.
I love the warm glow the light creates at night. See my little LSU tree glowing in the background?!
Extreme close up!
I switched out my normal candles for these pretty tree shaped ones and grouped them with a gold sparkly tree and my grandmother’s glass trees.
Adding some inexpensive ornaments fill up the extra space and gives an extra festive touch.
More sparkly trees behind the couch:
Moving on to one of my favorite and most special Christmas decorations, the Lenox Jewels Nativity. I started this collection in college with the Holy Family and gradually added more over the years. I received many pieces as Christmas gifts and bought a few at the Lenox outlet. This year I found the little manger on the left at Goodwill for 99 cents and thought it would be the perfect addition for one of the animals.
The Innkeeper is one of the most colorful and detailed:
and at night:
I’ll be linking up with all the holiday parties going on, click on the buttons to visit everyone.
This post brought to you by Gidget, the Christmas pug!