Happy Christmas.... in April. One day this blog will catch up and I won't be posting these in the off-season. Every Christmas I like to document our decorations and general festiveness. This was our second big Christmas in the house and we made some additions. Unfortunately, we did not celebrate in the house as both Josh and I were visiting family but I still really enjoyed the decorating.
The mantel got it's fresh cedar garland and poinsettas, I hung our christmas artwork above and broke out our christmas gnomes. Add some new awesome personalized stockings made by Josh's aunt Connie and it was starting to look legit.
The snow village was back out and wood bead garlands on the chandlier. We added some small Christmas trees to the hutch and added an Elf on the Shelf to our liquor selection.
We tried a new tree this year, we moved away from our Noble Fir and tried a Blue Spruce. We loved it, it dropped less needles, it is more open and allowed us to get all of our big ornaments up. I will give it negative points for the fact that you now can see the wires for our lights, but still I think this might be a new tradition. My favorite addition this year- this awesome moss covered reindeer I got on a whim at Target- so awesome-sauce.
Outside, we lit our Mountain Oak, added candles in the windows and even hung icicle lights from our porch gutters. Add to that my new wreath and we felt our halls were decked! We spent a wonderful weekend up at our friends beach house in Rockaway and got our Christmas sweaters out- Gus joined in as well.
and of course, just to prove I am not a true blogger my centerpiece says happy fall.... I can't help it gourds never die.