Monday, December 15, 2008

And the Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney With Care...

After skipping 2007, Chris and I have fully embraced decorating for Christmas this year. I even talked him into a real tree, despite his fire safety concerns. The tree is adorable in a not too big, not too little way. It's a local Frasier Fir, and is Prada approved for both taste and smell.

We also decked out the mantle. I can't wait to see what Santa brings for the stockings! They are always my favorite part of Christmas gifts. Good things really do come in small packages.

The Olive is, of course, represented with a specially selected ornament. I know the shamrock snowman will be a favorite each year as we decorate a tree, but this year it is the only ornament not like the others on the tree. I love it!

Decorating has been a lot of fun this year. Our front room is so cheery and bright. It just makes me want to bake and start that shopping list, so I can spend time in my living room with a mug of warm cider, brightly wrapped gifts and fresh cookies.


Emily said...

Due to the cats non-stop curiosity and hunger, we bought an artificial tree. They were all over it before the box was even open- it got a heavy spray of cat repellant. Is nice because the lights are embedded so they can't pull them off.

cindygert said...

Hi Amy,

Thanks for coming over to my blog. I am glad you got the owl bag. Is it the red one? I wanted to keep that one....too cute. Actually all of my owl bags I have wanted to keep. I found a green sweater all for me to make an owl bag to keep.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.