Tuesday, December 13, 2011

:: A Little More Christmas Decor ::

Hello everyone. Hope you all had a great day! Thought I would share a few more photos of our Christmas decorating. Just a few snapshots here & there.  

Living room shelf ::

 living room shelf ARLH

Sleigh stitchery ::

Sleigh ARLH


NOEL 2011

Master bedroom ::

xmas full room 2011 013 ARLH

Window with wreath ::

window wreath xmas 2011

window ARLH xmas

Wreath tart made by my friend Dana. In the scent ‘Christmas Tree’. I can’t bear to melt it, I like it displayed in this bowl too much!

wreath tart ARLH 2011

Pinecones ::

pinecones bedroom ARLH

Just a touch of greenery ::

bathroom basket ARLH 2011

Sparkly snowman on the porch. He greets all of our guests ::

Snowman Porch 2011 002 ARLH 2

Enjoyed my Fresh Balsam candle from Bath & Body Works today. We may have an artificial tree, but a good candle helps to give you that scent of a real one!

Fresh Balsam ARLH

So are all of you done decorating? I have been having fun! Feels so good to have the house all decorated! It's the little finishing touches I love doing! Putzing around, placing a few pine cones, jingle bells, greenery & berries here & there. I sprinkled  just a bit more holiday cheer around our home today!

Time to start thinking about shopping & baking!

Until next time, take care.


Monday, December 12, 2011

:: Christmas Decorating 2011 ::

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you are all doing well & enjoying the month of December so far. It is flying by! All of the decorating is done here. Now we can start thinking about shopping & baking. I thought I would share a few photos of some displays around our home. I really had fun decorating, tried to keep it simple this year. Welcome to our home. I hope you enjoy.

In the kitchen. HO :: HO :: HO ::

xmas 2 2011 ARLH

Bowl rack that my Dad made

bowl rack xmas 2 2011 ARLH

Shelf in the foyer ::

Foyer xmas 2011 ARLH

Above our kitchen cabinets ::

kitchen cabinet collage

A little touch of greenery & a charm light to make my kitchen utensils more festive ::

utensils xmas 2 2011 ARLH

In the basement . Old Homestead tote ::

old homestead tote 2011 ARLH

Kris Kringle ::

olde santa xmas 2011 ARLH

Computer cabinet ::

computer cab xmas 2011 ARLH

Master Bedroom ::

master bedroom xmas 2011 ARLH

master bedroom 2 2011 ARLH Soften

Wreath with skates ::

wreath skates 2011 ARLH

I have had this Santa for years. He is one of my favorites ::

Santa 2011 ARLH

candle bits and pieces xmas 2 2011 ARLH

Santa tarts from my sweet friend Dana ::

danas santas 2011 ARLH

Jingle bell tarts also from Dana ::

danas jingle bells 2011 ARLH

Beeswax Santa & candy canes nestled into some mixed greens ::

beeswax santa arrang 2011 ARLH

Fruit, greenery & cinnamon sticks on my doughboard for the holidays ::

xmas fruit collage ARLH

The stockings were hung ::

stockings 2011 ARLH

I was out shopping & found some old fashioned tinsel! The kind that was always on my childhood trees growing up! Now it's on OUR family tree & I love it! The tree just shimmers! 75 cents for a box of tinsel that brings back SO many warm, wonderful memories! ♥

Tinsel 2011 014 ARLH2

Village Candle’s Balsam Fir . So fragrant, festive & wonderful ::

Balsam Fir VC 019 ARLH

Tin punch lantern with greenery & clove studded oranges ::

tin punch lamp xmas ARLH

Our outdoor lights ::

Outdoor Lights 2011 Collage ARLH Edited

We enjoyed our first snow. So beautiful ::

First snow of the season ARLH

The kiddos went sledding ::

Sledding 2011 FB

And built a snowman. So cute ::

snowman 20115 ARLH Pro Pic

I so hope you had fun on our little holiday home tour inside & out! Take time during this busy season to sit & enjoy the sights, sounds & smells of Christmas. I love sitting down after the kiddos have gone to bed when it is quiet, nothing but the tree lights on, Christmas music playing, Time to wind down at the end of a busy day.

Thank you to each and every one of you for stopping by my blog. I love reading your comments & I appreciate you taking the time to visit!

Until next time, take care.