christmas around the house

As we say goodbye to the Christmas season today, I also know that means that this weekend will be filled with lots of unhooking and storing away the fun memories of this holiday.

This year was the first year we got a real tree for our house! We finally got to use all of those LED lights we bought on sale 3 years ago and decked the tree in color and fun! And since we hadn’t been putting out our personal ornaments on the tree, we loved the discovery process of seeing just what ornaments we even had stored away! (I had lots and lots of crescent moons from my college days and teacher ornaments too!)



Of course there had to be at least one Tink on the tree! (Momma L holds the full collection on her tree)


Lena’s ornament contribution from this year: a foot and hand reindeer!




And I got to add one more Lemon to the tree courtesy of the lovely Mrs. Cherry Pie and Persimmon Images.


A view from the tree from above in the loft…


And the “newly crafted” giant muslin window bows for the living room! [I’ll be posting the tutorial shortly… just missing a few key photos of the process] I really wish we could live in a cutesy house and have them up year round!


The loft housed the “fake” tree and all of its golden ornaments… along with windows dressed in tinsel and bronzed ornaments that I made to match our wall art.

The house will feel so empty and sparse without the décor… perhaps that’s why so many people start redecorating in the early months of the year???

Are you already missing all of the spirit of the season around your house?