I made this faux snowlady out of grapevine balls - she's perched on an urn on the front porch:
It's a Liberace meets Pocahontas Christmas on the sunporch with some feathers and a little bit of bling:
There is always a puppy curled up in front of the living room fire.
Okay, first I accidentally added the photo without the stockings and now that they're here the story behind that long, skinny stocking is that I made those stockings for the kids and I was running out of fabric with one left. It was for my 6'4", very slim stepson who gained that nickname from me as a result of being John V. So...
There's usually one curled up in the bookcase as well.
My husband brought home this Nutcracker for me the other night (along with tickets to see the Nutcracker on Christmas Eve in Philly). Isn't he handsome?
Just a touch of Christmas in the dining room (which is attached to the living room so the fireplace is right there) with this dried box wreath hanging on a chartreuse satin ribbon.
The real tree is in the family room. It's not real but unlike the fun tree on the sunporch, this is our actual tree. I wasn't sure if we'd be in town so I put up the fake tree this year and bought extra pine-scented candles.
My daughter bought the angel topper one year for my Christmas present. It's topped the tree ever since. It's also covered in my favorite ornaments - some of which I've had most of my life.
Tiny decks for the cabinets on the sides of the window seat.
Right next door is the kitchen eating area with a light over the table that my husband bought when we were visiting family in Chicago one year and had sent back for my Christmas present (with the help of one of my little elf girlfriends). There will be a beautiful bouquet of white flowers with winter greens on the table in a few days.
More chartreuse satin ribbon in the kitchen.
Outside of those same doors.
It's getting dark so early. Tour's over. So glad you came.
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