We finally had some sun yesterday and I was able to take some photos of the Family Room and the Mantel all dressed for Christmas.
With Christmas less than 2 weeks away (eek! Am I the only one who feels so far behind this year?), I'd better get a move on with the last bits of decorating and shopping.
Our daughter added red to our Christmas tree this year, so I just went with it.
I haven't decorated for Christmas with traditional red and green for a few years now, so I was happy to see the cheerful color again.
Greens and pine cones gathered at the Mountain Cottage and a few Magnolia leaves gathered from our yard are mixed with red sparkly ornaments in a white pedestal bowl on the coffee table.
Warm and cozy fleece blankets and pillows are kept handy in a basket on the side of the sofa. The Santa pillows are displayed during December and are tucked away during the other months.
Lots of green pine boughs drape the sofa table.
Winnie The Pooh has always been one of our youngest daughter's favorite characters. We bought this ornament for her when she was a little girl.
We added some berries from the Nandina bushes in our backyard to the pine boughs in a large white pitcher.
A few Christopher Radko ornaments are set front and center on the mantel this year.
I had fun unwrapping all of the peppermint candies and filling up an apothecary jar with them.
Red and white striped bows were added to the burlap Christmas stockings I made a couple of years ago. They previously had an ivory lace flower and satin ribbon on them. The bow really brightens them up.
Now that the sun is shining, I'd better finish up taking photos around the house. I might even finish the porch in a day or so and take some pics. I just have to add some finishing touches to it.
Will probably be shopping today to pick up some items I can't get online. It's been nice this year to do so much online shopping and not have to face the crowds.
How are you doing with your Christmas preparations? Hope you're hanging in there!