which features a beautiful historic downtown district!
At our house,
we start decorating the first week in December.
As the weeks pass, we continue
to add decorative touches as time allows
when the inspiration strikes.
This beautiful woodland print reflected so much of what I love
about Winter and Christmas time....
the snow laden woodlands, the evergreens of snowy branches,
It reminds me so much of our woodlands at
The Maine House.
And....the feeling of JOY....
as we celebrate the birth of the Christ child.
Two new stockings were added this year
made of red and green tartan plaids, fur lined cuffs
the charm of old,
the cheer of holly greens and Christmas reds.......
It can be as simple as hanging a beautiful wreath over a piece of existing artwork.
December 25th....outside the morning
dawns quietly, but inside, the stillness
has already given way to wide eyes,
gleeful voices, and plenty of hugs,
as the little ones, bursting with excitement,
bounce into the living room,
ready to begin the celebration.
This day is the culmination of all the planning,
giggling, wrapping, baking, decorating,
and, of course,
At last, Christmas is here.
Revel in the JOY of being
Home for the Holidays,
together with the people closest to your heart!
I received a sweet invitation from Kathryn
to link up with her lovely blog
Make It Pretty Monday