This was our first Christmas in our new house and anyone that knows me well knows that I LOVE to decorate. I got to decorate a little for fall, but I really got into the Christmas spirit. I have a very neutral living room since it is open to the entire house. For my mantle I made a NOEL banner for the lighted greenery wreath and put my Willow Tree nativity "up high"....lots of little hands at my house. The bird house is my main focal point on my mantle for all seasons and I like how it looks with the Christmas decorations. The chalkboard JOY fit just perfectly and my star from IKEA turned out very neat. I thought at first it was going to be too tall, but with our 2 story room it worked out well. I made burlap stockings for my mantle although the kids asked several times where their stockings were. The tree next to the fireplace is for my ESC Snowman ornaments. I love them. This tree has only toppled down twice on my 16 month old!
Here is a view of the mantle and garland from afar. I love sitting in our living room looking at all the decorations.
My kitchen didn't get decorated near as much as I had hoped, but I just plain ran out of time. I did get my chalkboards updated thanks to my Mom and had another ladder that I hung on our wall with some greenery. Next year I would like to add word silhouettes on the greenery. Lots of ideas in store for 2013.
Hope you enjoyed my "Christmas House Tour". The season flew by so fast, but I'm sure I will have just as much fun decorating for spring.