Well, in my family, the holiday decorations weren't just about putting up lights and adding a tree to the living room. My granny and my mom were famous for replacing everything in the house with a holiday equivalent. So here are some of my photos of stuff around the house.
|Dish Towels, Remove the Lobster and Replace with Santa|
|Soap Dish, replace Fish with Santa|
|Replace Raven in Foyer with Wooden Santa I bought in Thailand|
|Book Potholder replaced with Santa and Snowman|
|Pillows on the Sofa|
|Candles on the Mantelpiece|
|Photos on the wall replaced with Cross-Stitch Snowman|
|More artwork replaced with Christmas themed art|
|Another piece of art in the hallway, replaced by embellished Christmas Tree art |
|My plain black work socks replaced with Christmas socks|
|Even my pot scrubbers in the sink get a Christmas up grade! |
And I have holiday sheets, dishes, glassware, vases for flowers, place-mats and napkins in addition to the wreaths, garlands, lights and trees that I put up around the house. I don't have to replace all the pictures and artwork on my walls, but I love my holiday decorations and it reminds me of my mom and Granny. They enjoyed Christmas and decorating for the holidays so much. It keeps their memories close in my house during the season. The newest ornaments on my tree:
|From the Burke Museum here in Seattle|
|Felted Heart from Montana|
|I love these, you just put them on top of the lights, I have three of them and I wish I had bought more|
That is some serious dedication to Christmas decorating. It makes me want to buy a new soap dish!
Sharkboy and Lavagirl
I do the same thing. I love it too and all the memories that go with it! I took a trip mid decorating this year, got the tree up with lights, hoping the kids have gotten their ornaments on by the time we get home tonight. ~Explorin Orren
I do much of the same type of decorating, and for the same reasons!! The pot scrubber is a nice touch that I don't have, but do you have a Kleenex box with a Santa?? haahah!!
Yup, Christmas Kleenex box cover made by my Granny (plastic canvas) and we sold bunches at our yard sales when my mom died....you can only have so many Christmas Kleenex box covers ;-)
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