Thanksgiving is over and and Black Friday has passed so that only means it was time to decorate for the holidays.
I actually started pulling down the fall decorations after turkey dinner. I was ready. It took a few days to get things brought up and sorted, but we have it all up.
My mom was a huge help as always and I think the house looks great! I will do a post on the outside of the house once I can get out there and get some pictures. Charlie out did himself but for now here is the inside of the house.
Here is the mantle - I took two because I love how it came out. The wreath I made last year from a Pinterest pin and it was super easy. I love that we added Mary's stocking this year. I was nervous about getting it monogrammed because it would not match but it matches perfectly! We have a monogram/stitch place in our mall and he was able to do it. Yes, I bought her stocking four years ago.............
Here is the kitchen table and the island. My Dad came home with the pointsetta on Black Friday and it fit perfectly where it is. The kitchen table decoration is floating cranberries with a jar candle that smells amazing. I got it at TJ Maxx along with the apothecary jar - good finds!
I have to give my mom credit for the next decorations. She always can see my vision. A friend showed me her apothecary jars filled with Christmas items and I immediately knew I wanted to do that for the dining room. I found three of them (can't see one of them) at TJ Maxx and the big tall one is from Home Goods. There were around $10 each but I know I will have them every year. We then hit up the Dollar Store to get decorations to put in them. I'm in love with them!
This is our front entry. It's my "Santa" area. My parents brought the Santa at the desk. We had it growing up and Henry loves it! The little tree in the middle, I found at Home Goods and my mom wrapped the box to give it a little height. I think this might be Henry's favorite area of the house.
We are getting our tree this weekend after North Pole Breakfast. Donald our Elf has to be welcomed from the North Pole.
Finally, two pictures that I love. We took the kids to see Santa on Sunday. Mary was hesitant but did great and Henry was in all his glory. I have this picture on the mantle above the stockings. The last picture is a hat that a friend from my moms group made. I just love how it turned out!
Bring on the holidays!