This year I added some new metallic decorations to my cardboard village in the foyer, I love the updated look, I also swapped out the white "snow" blanket I normally use for brown burlap.
I also brought silver into the dining room with a new antiqued silver glitter birdcage, a mercury glass owl, and some icy, silver floral picks, I like the way the silver works with my wooden and paperboard pieces. You can see the fox worked into the winter setting, I kept him out from my fall decor. I also have my Olive Wood Nativity set on the table, and my Celtic Nativity set on a nearby bookcase.
We display our tree in the dining room as well, I will do a separate post about our tree, but I wanted to bring some color into the wood and silver decor, so the tree wouldn't be completely out of place with its colorful family decorations. I love the old jolly Santa in the top photo, he was displayed on my Grandma's mantle when I was a small child, and I have had him on display in our home since my children were babies, I also have a new tall Santa to match my felt trees on the bookcase, and a few little pine cone elves. I also tuck in little decorations around the books on the bookcase. Just enough color added to match the tree. :)
Down the hallway on the way to the living room I have a little side table where I display my little glittery wooden village, with floral picks and ornaments in the background. On the lover shelf I display some cast iron pine cone candle holder and floral picks around my salt lamp, only heavy objects for the lower shelf as my curious younger lab Zoey likes to rearrange the display with her nose or add her tennis ball to the display, - nothing delicate would stand up to her "decorating".
In the living room I like to decorate with reds and dark greens. I love to display my old world Santa's with greenery in the background and red twinkle lights above the fireplace.
We also have quite a few nutcrackers on display, even the Rat King!
Our carolers are on display every year, as well as a few of our favorite Christmas dolls and pillows.
Lastly, this week Gary surprised me with a pretty musical snow globe, it was the perfect addition to my little side table. What a nice surprise that was, Thanks Gary!
So that wraps up the tour of our Christmassy home. Tonight the kids perform in the annual Singing Christmas Tree here in town, the next few nights will be busy with a few more shows. Sunday we will spend the day putting decorations on our tree which is all lit up and waiting for decorations. Then its time to begin filling the house with Christmas cookie goodness. I am looking forward to all the holiday fun over the weekend!
Thanks for reading. :)