Hello and almost Merry Christmas. I'm not sure about you, but if I had to pick a song that described my life right now, I think it would be "Run, Run, Rudolph"......I'm sure you know it and I'm sure I'm not alone. This post was meant for yesterday, but it just didn't happen. It's a month late by blog standards, so what's one more day at this point. Regardless, I hope you enjoy the last of my Christmas Tour Posts!
Our entryway is narrow without much depth, so I typically keep the decorations simple in this area. The nativity is Fontanini and is made out of a rubber substance, which was great when our kids were little as they were constantly moving the pieces about! I collected all the pieces over many years and like most of my decorations, many were gifts.
Just off the entry hall is our powder room. The candle, NOEL, and Santa are vintage and belonged to my grandmother.
Just off the garage is our breezeway. I'm not a big nutcracker collector, but I have a few and this seemed the best place for them this year. This area gets the leftover garland, lights, etc.
as just family comes through this entrance.
Before I travel outside, I thought I would share some random shots that I did not share in the previous posts. I do think I mentioned that I use lots of candy canes. They are cheap and cheerful at just a dollar a box and you can put them anywhere!!
I have really enjoyed creating vignettes with Santas this year. Much more interesting than displaying them all in one big grouping.
Photographing the outside of our house this time of year is not my favorite. Because we are in Texas there is no beautiful snow and only brown grass, which doesn't make for the prettiest of pictures, but I think it's important to keep things real. The Santa is vintage and was a gift from a dear friend. The bells are from Ross and I made the plaid pillows with fabric from Hobby Lobby.
We added this large wreath from Hobby Lobby this year and wrapped it in 500 lights. While it doesn't look so great during the day, it is beautiful when it is lit up at night.
Every year after Thanksgiving, I paint all our pumpkins red. It's a great way to get some extended use out of them and I love the extra touches of RED.
So that concludes the very tardy Holiday tour. I hope you and your family have a very blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. While this year has been full of challenges, I still feel incredibly blessed and hope that you do too. My minister once said, "Christmas is the hope and the reminder that all things can be made new again." I hope this season fills you with hope, joy, love, and anticipation for a much better year to come!!