It's that wonderful time of year now! I do love Christmas! However, it's quite busy for those of us who serve as church musicians! But the music is so lovely now!
I even got to visit with Santa! Of course I told him I was a good girl!!
Most of you know that I live in Mississippi. That means that we have plenty of warm weather, most of the year! I was quite surprised to wake up and find this a few days ago:
Marly suggested that everyone should show their decorations, and of course, I'm last minute, but here they are!! Yes, it's time to show my trees this year! I ended up putting up 5 this year! I didn't do as much last year, and I guess I'm just feeling a little bit better this year. My husband had only been gone a few months last year and I just did the best I could. Things are better this year.
This year, I decided to put up my glass tree. I hadn't put it up for about 3 or 4 years. It was time! It's always been my favorite, and all of a sudden I had too many ornaments for one tree....I must really like them a lot! Ha! So, I decided to put them on 2 trees and just enjoy them that way. One is in the music room and one is in the dining room. The 2 rooms are across the foyer from each other. I have some Christopher Radko, as well as some Dollar Tree ornaments, all hanging together! I love them!
This is my cross stitch tree. It's the same small tree that I use for all the different holidays. I really need to do some more stitching and have a bigger tree for them! Maybe one day! Even though I'm a cat person, I have always loved Snoopy, so I have some Snoopys sitting under the tree!!
This is taken from my foyer, and you can see the big tree and one of the glass trees, along with the little cross stitch tree. The other glass tree is in the dining room to the left, but I am not good enough with the photography to get it in the same photo!
Here's the little pencil tree in the breakfast room. It's got Mississippi State stuff on it. I didn't go to MSU--my husband and son did. I'm hoping to send the box of ornaments to my son's house after Christmas.....I think they need it more than I do!!
My music tree and the Star Trek/Space trees didn't get done this year. But that's ok. There's next year! And I think the Space stuff needs to go to my son's house, as well! I was lucky this year and got my wonderful handyman to come and set up all the trees for me! It was so much easier than waiting for family or someone to come and get it done. That big one is quite heavy and awkward, so this worked out great. And yes, he's coming back to take them down and pack them up!
I didn't do a lot of other decorating, but I put some balls around in pretty bowls. I used a few of my mother's old glass bowls, and they look nice and hold great memories. These are some antique balls from my husband's mother. They're sitting on my mother's furniture and by her lamp. I love having family pieces around.
Cross stitch friends are the greatest! I have met so many lovely people through this blog! My dear friend Catherine of I Love to Stitch sent me a lovely package recently! It was a long day, and I was so excited to find an envelope from her in the mailbox! Look at these lovely things!
She sent a wonderful chart, which I love, as well as some sparkly fabric that looks like snow!! So pretty! And she made a scissor fob that I love--I don't even own one, so I'm thrilled to have this one. And she also made 2 beautiful beaded snowflakes, which are so sparkly and shiny! Here's one on my tree! I just love them and appreciate being thought of!!!! Thank you so much, Catherine!
I have some closeup photos of ornaments, that I will post before Christmas! I love to just sit and admire my trees! I'll be back soon with those photos! Plus some bird photos, too!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Come back and visit again soon!