More Christmas decorations!

I thought I'd share pictures of a few of our Christmas decorations...some you've already seen, but others are new...

This is the staircase in the foyer - I love the battery-operated LED lights! They're tiny (about 1/3 the size of regular mini lights), and look so pretty peeking through the pine...(see garland post here)

This is my favorite spot for Christmas decorating - the fireplace mantel in our living room...(see candle post here)

This is one of the living room corners near the doors to the deck - the "table" is an old Singer sewing machine that belonged to Gus's grandma. He spent a lot of time refinishing the cabinet so we could display it. (There's an upcoming post about that!)

The lantern was a gift from my mom - and the tart warmer on the left was a gift from my brother & his girlfriend. As you know, I love decorating with things that remind me of family! (see vase post here)

This is a table next to one of the living room couches. The large snowman was a gift from a friend, the melted snowman was a gift from my baby sister, the large candle was from my brother & his girlfriend, and the flower arrangement is actually one that I received when my Grammy died 14 years ago. I know some may think it's creepy or sad to still display those flowers, but I find that while I'm unable to display pictures of her, I can put this out as a remembrance. We all grieve differently!

And here is our tree! It's a "skinny" artificial tree, but I like it because it doesn't take up too much space. Part of my heart yearns for a huge 9-10' tree that touches the ceiling, but it's really not practical in the living room right now. But...I think we're going to be rearranging the room soon, and I have a spot in mind that just might work for a big tree next year!

Gosh, I just noticed that the light wires are really noticeable in the pictures! I swear you can't see them IRL!!

Hmmm, I don't remember putting this under the tree...

And here's what we have going on outside...

How are you decorating this year?

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