Decorating for Christmas! It's something some people love, something some people do early, something that can really make your home a welcome place for the holidays.
This is our foyer. The ornaments scattered on the table are vintage Shiny Brites; from my parents original collection. The cross stitch picture on the stand in the floor is from my cross stitch days. Some of you may know that I owned a cross stitch and custom framing shop back in the day. This is one of my favorite pieces and we did a special matting that makes is just perfect. The graph is by Shepherd's Bush. I wish I could remember the name. We hand cut and hand painted the mat. I always enjoy displaying this during the holidays.
I ADORE vintage Shiny Brite Christmas ornaments. These are all from my parents original collection. They were married in December of 1957 and had these on their tree for many years. I remember them from my childhood, but had no idea how much I would treasure them when I grew up. The accent of fresh holly is the perfect accent.
This is at our back entrance. You can see lots more evidence of my cross stitch days. I made so many pillows and framed several little pictures. I love displaying so many items in a small area. It's a nice "welcome home".
Have you done your holiday decorating? What's your favorite way to decorate?