Sunday, December 4, 2016
Christmas On Willie Mae Lane
Can you believe November is over and December is here? This year has flown by!
Looks like my Sadie Lou is saying goodbye doesn't it. She is actually looking forlornly out at her pop (the hubby) and wishing she was outside with him. She is pop's girl.
And silly Rooster couldn't figure out why he couldn't get to this kitty on the TV. I was listening to music on Hallmark several days ago. They had this yule log programming on which was just music with cats and dogs wondering on and off screen. He was so confused by it and so cute trying to look behind the TV and smell it like it was real.
Last weekend I had fun decorating the house for Christmas. I kept it pretty simple again this year. I was proud of myself for going through all my Christmas stuff and getting rid of several items, including my artificial tree. I'll share what I did with you now.
In the kitchen, I used a variety of objects I had on hand. I didn't purchase anything except a real tree this year.
I think the shelves turned out super cute.
The windowsill had a little decor added as well.
I kept things very simple in the kitchen. I am really enjoying it.
This is a living room vignette.
And another one. All I added was the plaid runner and the ornaments. I recently repainted my mirror from coral to copper and I love it!
The coffee table got a runner and a cute red lantern. I love the cute pillow I got for free at Target. They were $5 in the dollar spot but I had a coupon for $5 off $10 or more, so I bought a couple of things I needed and got the pillow for free!
The clipboard got a new print for the season.
This table has a few Christmas books, some fresh cedar, and a tiny lantern.
My little area is cozy with my plaid blanket scarf draped over the back. Excuse the laptop cord.
The dining room chalkboard got a new saying. Beneath it is where my little coffee cart will be housed when we finish it. We're still waiting for the pipe to come in.
The top of the china cabinet is where my snow teacher and students reside.
The table houses a copper painted tray filled with my Christmas Carol book collection and bowl. Some balls and fresh cedar finish it off. This will change throughout the season.
I love this adorable little snow family tea light holder. I've had it for years. It was a gift from a Secret Santa at school 7 or 8 years ago.
The rest of my snowman collection is scattered around the bookcase.
I placed a few deer themed items on this rustic charger and sat it on the plant stand in the hall.
My nativity collection is on the buffet. I love this area.
I especially love this little one Miranda picked up for me in Bratislava, Slovakia before I visited her in Prague last year.
I used a set of copper wire twinkle lights from my bedroom around the picture. It is so pretty at night.
On Monday evening, Joey and I went to Home Depot and purchased a real tree. I love it!
I finally got it decorated Thursday. I had a busy week and was gone both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, but Thursday I came home from school early because I wasn't feeling well and later that evening, I decided to decorate the tree. It turned out really pretty. I love all the memories hanging on the tree....things the kids made when they were little, ornaments I bought for them when they were growing up, ornaments from vacations and special events, some from the ornament exchanges I hosted, a few from my childhood, and so on. So many wonderful memories.
While we're on the subject of Christmas, check out the adorable Rudolph drawings my kinders completed with me earlier this week. SO stinkin' cute. Directed drawings are one of my favorite things to do with them. They are all similar but each one is unique. LOVE! They were so excited about the red glitter noses too!
And one last thing for today. Have you ever heard of Pentatonix? I discovered them a couple years ago and they are an amazing A cappella group. If you like A cappella and Christmas music, order their CD! Little Drummer Boy is my absolute favorite! I have listened to it several times already this year!
Here's the YouTube video...you have to listen. I promise it's worth the few minutes it takes.
And speaking of music...guess who we are going to see again this year? Yep...Trans Siberian Orchestra. Miranda and Slade are going with us this year. I am so excited! This is hopefully going to be an annual tradition for Joey and I. And I know Miranda and Slade are going to love it as well! I can hardly wait!
I am so happy you stopped by to visit. I am really trying to get back to posting and visiting more often. I am always so thrilled to hear for all of you and think about you often. If you have an Instagram, come follow me. Just click on the link on the right in the side bar. I would love to follow you and keep up with you there!
Until next time.....