Un-decking the Halls

Today, I am taking our Christmas decorations down and I have to admit, it makes me just a little sad. I love the way our house feels more like a home during the Christmas season. It just seems warmer.

My sister mentioned in passing over the holiday break, that she has never seen our home at Christmas - as we always meet at my parents' home. So, I've posted some pictures of our house - before the de-decking madness ensues.


Every candy dish has been full for the last few months. 

My mini-sled...with some important cargo.

My Gourd-snowman and pine cones. 

A new wooden star for hanging...and an old peace sign in hope.

One of the stockings I knit for our little family this year...I think this one is hubby's. 
They look exactly the same, so it's hard to tell.

This is my Santa "collection." It didn't really dawn on me that I even collected Santa figures until Hubster's and my first Christmas together...He pointed it out. 

This is our Christmas 2008 ornament from Hubby's side of the family. 
It's very nature-themed and country looking...which is pretty much "us."

Our Star

Christmas 2008 ornament from my family...to remember the insane gas prices.

Hubby's gift to me. We don't do Christmas day gifts for one another. 
He bought me this card. It was absolutely the best gift ever.

Our tree. 

My sweet mother-in-law purchased me a subscription to Southern Living for Christmas. 
In it, I saw all these beautiful doorways with greenery. 
I was inspired and used my greenery as a card display
(which I had been searching for for weeks).

Cute, kitchen hand towels from one of my students. They make me happy.

Our very non-traditional, but simple Advent wreath. 

My table stayed set like this for most of the Christmas season. I felt like such a good homemaker.


  1. Anonymous11:13 AM

    Oh wow! Your place looks great! I love the cards/greenery & I absolutely love the advent wreath. I think we will do something like that next year.

    This year was so hectic, I don't think y'all even came by the house. I love you guys!


  2. Beautiful. I wish I had seen it in person.

  3. Anonymous6:23 PM

    How beautiful! I'm sorry I missed seeing it this year. Hopefully, not visiting you during the holidays won't ever happen again.

  4. Anonymous6:50 AM

    I love the stocking. You did an awesome job. I can't believe you taught yourself how to knit.

  5. Ho wfunny! We have the same star! Oh, and I love the stocking!

  6. Anonymous2:02 PM

    I love looking at Christmas decorations!!!!!!! Thanks for posting yours. Your home looks warm and inviting. Post some more pics for me.
    Aunt Barb

  7. You're stocking turned out great!