Thursday, December 6, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Okay, so it's not a big Christmas tree , but it's better than nothing! It really looks pretty in here at night when it's dark outside. The lights on the little trees give the room a nice glow. Now, where to put all the presents? Right now, they are being stored in my bedroom. What a mess in there! The mantel is a work in progress, as I hope to find more red pieces to use on it. I saw some beautiful stemmed glass votive holders today in red, but they were $15 each. I wanted six of them, so decided to pass. Maybe I'll find something like that on sale after Christmas? Note: new fireplace screen! Yay! ( a long story!)
This is my very favorite Christmas decoration. This is a nativity set that my mother in law gave to us the first year we were married. The kids always enjoyed helping me put out the display and I am so thankful it has survived all these years. (I did have to glue Joseph's lantern back on a couple of times) Since we've lived in our current home (three years) I've never really had a place to display our nativity. This is the first year I have the new cabinet in the dining area and am very happy with how the nativity is displayed on top. The star is new this year.... Hobby Lobby! (1/2 price, of course) I hope you guys are getting along well with your decorations and preparations. My husband and I shopped today and got a LOT of our shopping done. I think I can finish up by myself in one day, if all goes well. I love the feeling of being almost ready... but I love the feeling of being completely ready a whole lot more!

5 comments:

ancient one said...

I noticed the new fire screen right away. I like it!! Love your decorations!

Debbie J. said...

Penny, your Christmas decorations are so pretty and I'm so proud of you for being almost done! I've accomplished "almost started"! LOL. Are you ready for the wedding!!!! What a memorable Christmas at your house!

Rose Mary said...

Looks great! Our nativities are my favorite, too. We have our tree up and are slowly getting the rest of the decorations arranged. Thanks for sharing your great pictures!

Nancy Jo said...

Hi Pen,
Your little trees are really cute, you are not a scrooge, you are Pen with two little trees.
It sure is a good feeling when we get things under control isn't it? It looks like you got a lot done.
NANCY JO

Linda said...

Penny, your decorations look great. I like your mantel and I bet the trees are so pretty with their lights shinning at night. We also have a special nativity that has survied loving little hands.Linda