Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas 2011

Just consider this a visual reminder for my aging brain for Christmas 2012.  I like to move stuff around every year to keep the boys guessing.


The entry …cause I love anything checkerboard…I brought out the lantern and filled it up with ball ornaments


The Santa collection is in the foyer this year on burlap this year


A sparkly snowman and snowflakes remind us that in spite on the very warm temperatures, it is wintertime!


The tree also changed up a bit…burlap ribbon with the paprika and moss green…and black and white feathers for my love of black and white.  Great Mimi’s hand made decorations adorn the tree and make us all smile.  Burlap skirting completes the natural look.  I really wanted to scale back this year and keep things simpler.

20110060The mantle is clean with garland, burlap, cones and the manger scene…I just left my oversized wall pocket up.


I loaded up a small trunk that usually hides my son’s army men with all of the glittery copper, gold and silver decorations that were on the mantle last year. 

Santa approves!

20110063This frame belonged to my great great grandmother (c. 1870/Mary Donovan Murphy) and is very delicate.  I covered cardboard with burlap and hot glued tin relief of the Madonna and child.  It looked sweet.



Pink, chocolate and gold for the dining room!


Some things will never change…the mini-urns, silver baby cups, mini trees and miniature nativity scenes in my English cupboard always seem just right!

20110069Another lantern filled with ornament balls, an urn and candle, greens and a big burlap bow.

20110068Christmas cookbooks are coupled with antique Christmas glass balls and the snowman cookie jar.


This year’s new Santa made an appearance in the boy’s bathroom…I love him!

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