This year, as well as our tree in the living room, we have also put a little tree downstairs in our family room.
It's such a cute little tree. Wendell finally convinced me to get this little beauty from Ikea. I had bought some vintage baubles at a garage sale in the summer for a steal (four or five little bags for $2,00) so we bought a few more Ikea ornaments and up she went. We didn't plan a red & white decor scheme, but that's how it worked out. I love these little ornaments.
I had a few left over so I put them into a hurricane jar on the piano.
This is Norah's favourite ornament and she is allowed to play with it when she comes over. She loves finding the Mommy & Daddy and baby.
Here is her little table where she colours and does puzzles
One of the toyshelves
My collection of vintage ladybird books (she loves to be read to)
This little book was one of my favourites when I was a child
Can you see Andy Pandy, Bear & Looby Loo? They were an Ebay find last year. We sometimes called her Dad Andy Pandy when he was little, so I simply HAD to get these!
And this is her little kitchen where she makes us "sandwiches" and of course, her little baby which she rocks and sings to (it is so cute!)
Now to get back to the title of this post. Just a snapshot of some of our Christmas decorating this year. This is the shot we framed on canvas from our photo shoot in the Summer. I love everyone's face on this one.
My Christmas quilt which I made last year
Our other blanket basket
Of course, our nativity
A little corner in the living room.
And Poinsettias (not real this year as they are poisonous!)
The house smells wonderful today as I just made shortbread and mince pies.
It feels cozy and warm around here and that's just how we like it!