OK....I know I have been neglecting my blog over the last week. I've been VERY busy decorating our house for it's very first Christmas. I want to start this post by saying that I am absolutely in love with these adorable polar bear cookies from Starbuck's. Aren't they just the cutest things every? Better yet, they taste really good...reminds us of those pink and white animal cookies we ate as kids. If you haven't tried one, treat yourself to one of these irresistible little lovelies.
Diane and I have spent the last week decorating during her visit. When I am done, I will have six (yes 6!) trees in the house. Each bedroom has a tree, the great room, the study and the cottage. I'm still busy working on everything, but wanted to give you a peek of a few of the decorations.
Here's some great plastic snowflakes I found at the Dollar Tree. They look like glass and we stuck them up with those little suction cups. I love the way they catch the winter light.
Here's the start of the front porch decorating. We hung the greenery around the door and I added the little wreath.
I found these vintage ice skates almost a year ago at a local antique mall. I just added some ribbon and greenery along with the "Let It Snow" from WalMart (just $1).
A great little burlap Santa pillow I've had for years on one of the sofas...
The mantle with some fresh greenery and a large lantern filled with a candle and fresh cranberries..
We moved this chest out of son's room to make room for the Christmas tree. We filled it with lights and "presents" and set one of my favorite Santas on top.
A few of my Snow Village houses in the great room. We used off-white burlap under the houses and I really like the way it looks for "snow".
I can't wait to catch up on my favorite blogs and see what you've all been up to decorating for the holidays.....