Not to mention it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
It is cold in these here [southern] parts!
However, in between:
studying for and completing a Greek exam,
rehearsing for and singing in a powerful and Christ-centered Christmas concert at church,
seeing White Christmas on stage,
baking for and attending a cookie exchange,
tackling the necessities of life (minor details like working and grocery shopping…),
and preparing for the remaining craziness that tends to characterize the month of December,
my roommate and I did manage to spend the Tuesday night after Thanksgiving decorating the house for Christmas. And by “managing to spend” what I really mean is that we had to plan two weeks in advance to actually both be HOME on that night!
But back to the decorating…
Our Christmas decorations tend to lean toward simple and classic with a few elements of whimsy thrown in for good measure.
The color scheme was once again red/silver/cream, and I just love it!
The vase filled with tons of mini-ornaments atop this festive table runner serves as the centerpiece for the kitchen table.
We also have several Christmas plates that are placed strategically throughout the kitchen and living room.
Speaking of the living room, B’s Willow Tree nativity is highlighted on one side of the room:
And the tree is on the opposite side of the room:
Somehow, we started collecting bird ornaments, and they provide a fun and modern twist to the whole ensemble.
But, the mantle is probably one of my favorite parts of the entire living room.
(Even if we did forget to find an extension cord for the lights in a timely manner…)
And if you’re interested in seeing even more Christmas decorations (including some incredibly beautiful and creative ideas for future decorating), I highly recommend checking out one – or both – of the following: