1. Christmas pulled out of storage. Check.
2. Christmas items removed from boxes to use this year. A whole lot of other stuff not pulled out this year. Check.
3. Decorate the family room. Check.
4. Decorate the laundry room. Check.
5. Add a wee bit of Christmas to dining room. Check.
6. Scottie Dog tree and Kitchen tree up and decorated. Check
7. Dust, vacuum. Check.
8. Sit in the comfy chair and put my feet up, camera in hand. Enjoy the rain we are blessed with. Check.
Our little cottage is pretty much done being decked with holiday fluff. Being as my son is borrowing one of my trees this year – his first Christmas in his own apartment (smile) – I have one less tree to put up. Though I will miss all of my vintage glass ornaments this year, it’s all g- double o – d good. I did peak in the boxes where they are stored and gave them a little wink and a nod. See ya next year….
Home Goods has been good to me this year. I have had a ball finding some fun linens there, like this red stripe French grain sack inspired runner and holly pillow on the chair. I love, love, love plaids and stripes! A little French chair is draped with a wool plaid blanket and one of my favorite pillows, a jolly Santa.
Stacks of books await me on the coffee table. One of my “go to” holiday books is The Farm Chicks Christmas. I totally adore this book that is filled with my style of decorating. Fun, whimsical, colorful and just plain cuteness fill each page of Serena’s book. And I love her style, too. **sigh** I want a house like hers when I grow up!
Did you know there is a Santa Claus, California? Well, that is what the mug says! The vintage Santa in the jar is a little snow globe. He was a purchase from last year and he just makes me smile.
I found this antique red and white quilt at a fun sale last month. It is so soft, so lovingly worn and makes a nice little tree skirt.
My Belsnickle Santas soldier up on my mantel. If someone would ask me what my favorite Christmas collections are, these would be on my top three of favorites. For some interesting facts about Belsnickle Santas, you can just click on this link HERE. These wonderful figures reflect the 19th Century Version of Santa Claus and then in the 1930’s Santa became a jolly round Santa.
A farmhouse print co-mingles with a few Christmas touches.
And like I shared in my last post, the little gnomes hang out with Santa in their Craftsman Style bungalow.
Today is a rainy day and I feel like staying in my PJ’s all day. But then there are things to do and I just have to shake off the lazy feeling and conquer the day. My little Scottie is all snuggled up to me…precious moments that I enjoy…my little buddy. A little cozy going on right now. Maybe I’ll just take today slow.
Till next time, enjoy the season!