This is my front porch all aglow with Christmas cheer. My pig has on a velvet and jingle bell collar. My windows all have wreaths with red bows and we have plastic cane canes lining our walkway. We also have 2 lighted reindeer in our yard and 2 iron snowman in flowerbeds. I did not get a photo of this at night, but you can imagine it. We have a wonderful Santa Razorback sleigh that was made for us by a coworker in Memphis, but Randall could not handle putting Razorbacks on our fence this year after the year they have had. I think he feared we might get egged over here in Red Wolf country!
This is my entry way. My wonderful neighbors from Byhalia sent us the beautiful plant this week. It really spruces up this boring little area. I have no plug ins for a tree or a lamp in this spot but have plug ins inside cabinets in various spots throughout my home. No clue what the electrician was thinking.
My living room is right off the entry and it is our "sitting room" like all old school southern homes have. We are so not those people, but I love pretending that we are! I go loud and proud with the tree in this room. It gets busier each year and I love it. My nutcrackers have to go up high on the mantle at this stage in life because I live with a 3 year old boy who is obsessed with them.
My dining room is always the last thing I do and my lack of creativity usually shows in here. I took this photo before my cookie exchange so it normally does not have cookies as the centerpiece. I am good, but not that good! My forest of alpine trees got smaller this year. I lost 2 to bad lights and I did not have the energy to fix them this time. They were returned to the attic. Maybe next year they can shine again.
My kitchen is so fun, I think. This photo was also taken before my cookie exchange. We made a red polka dot curtain and bought a new Christmas rug this year. Out kitchen is normally yellow, white, gray and black year round. I love being all festive with it all this year. It makes me smile.
I have 3 really cool cookie jars that were all given to me by special people. Putting them out each year is so fun. I really have way too many Christmas dishes and serving pieces and need to downsize this next year, but I hate parting with things. Randall says I am a Christmas decor hoarder. He may be right, as much as I hate to admit it.
This is a little peak into our Christmas wonderland. We hope no matter how your home is decorated this Christmas, that Christ is in the center of it. He is all that matters. The rest is just festive fluff. I love Jesus and I really like festive fluff!