At my house.
I finally had a little motivation to put up a few decorations for Christmas.
I enlisted the help of the handsome Mr. H get the tree out of storage and to assemble it.
(Yes, I love artificial trees. Who wants to vacuum pine needles until Easter? Only to be replaced by Easter grass.)
The handsome Mr. H agreed and assembled it in no time flat.
(He made me swear not to take any pics of him doing this loving chore. Such a guy)
So here she is ...
(Mind you I did not go all out this year. I kept it reaaaalll simple.)
I found these lovelies in Athens. I had to have them - they scream vintage tree!!
I also found theeesssee!!
I should have purchased more..*sniff sniff*
What is more important than family?
These darlings were 25 cents each. I glued them to a ribbon and
viola!!! Instant garland.
and of course my fav doll is present.
I then moved on to my coffee table. I added some ribbon and hydrangeas to a silver piece that I have and
made 2 candles with the same ribbon. Easy and really pretty. The pic does not do it justice at all.
What is Christmas without ornaments?
I even decorated the top of the entertainment center... lol.
I have a thing for angels....
These are just a few of my favorites.
I placed my angel collection on my buffet for all to see.
This year the Christmas spirit has just not hit me yet.
I love this holiday for what is represents- the birth of my savior.
Running to the mall, checking your list and all of the pressure to buy the "perfect gift" just does not move me this year.
(OH, stop looking at me like that!!)
I had a year to remember. 2009 taught me soo very much. When you look mortality in the face- your outlook changes. I realize that I already have my perfect gift..The gift of salvation.
I am sure that the closer Christmas gets here I will become more enthused.
Right now I just want to reflect ...
(and soak my aching shoulder..lol)
My tree may not be much.. but what can compare to the ultimate topper that shone in the stars over two thousand years ago?
May your holiday be blessed and remember to ...