Welcome to Christmas time in my home. This year I finished all of my decorating before December 1, can you believe it! I knew the month was going to be busy and fly by so I wanted to get a head start. It helped that we had almost a whole week after Thanksgiving before December rolled in.
These pictures are of my living room tree and some of the other decorations in this room. The nativity scene is from Italy and it's a soft pastel color. I just love the way it looks. I only have the pieces in the photo though as I bought it from an estate sale and it goes so well with the whites that I like to keep in this room. Whites are so peaceful and refreshing to me.
I have collected these ornaments over the past several years. Some are new, some are vintage, some aren't really ornaments at all, I just use them that way!
The white roses will once again be displayed in their vases after the season is over. Many of my decorations I have found at thrift stores and estate sales. I love finding them off season. It keeps Christmas alive all year long!
It's always a fun challenge for me to reconfigure the furniture settings when it's time to put up the tree.
This year I put an end table behind the couch and added height by grouping tall pieces together.
And I didn't loose my cozy reading spot. It's perfect for my morning coffee and bible reading.
I just love shabby whites. The white looks almost like you don't want to touch it for fear of getting it dirty but the "shabby" worn part invites you to cuddle up and be comfortable.
On top of the piano is a beautifully cross stitched Silent Night. I have it displayed near another Nativity Scene.
This one I've had for a long time. Honestly it probably came from KMart or Walmart many years ago. I don't remember. I do remember that I had to have one, more than I wanted a Christmas Tree. A Nativity Scene is how I first learned what Christmas was all about. I remember my mom explaining that it was the birth of Jesus that we celebrated on Christmas as she carefully displayed hers under the Christmas tree.
I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my Christmas home. Next I'll show you my Christmas tea cups.
I'm sharing my Shabby White Christmas at Creating Christmas Link Party and with The Home For Christmas Link Party. You guys have got to go check it out - so much Christmas inspiration over there.