I have been busy working & just went out of town. So, I am late posting photos of my home decorated for Christmas. I am going to share a few photos with you today & more will follow. I took some with flash this morning & some without. It was still dark outside & that is when I like the decorations the best. The lights cast a warm glow. So... those photos that are "white" are with flash. The others are softer but, a little harder to see. The kitchen table is set with Santa dishes as a picture of the old elf himself oversees things. Mrs Claus & a red tree sit atop my refrigerator. And the beautiful reindeer box was stitched for me by my friend Pam.
Under my tree you will find my Dept 56 North Pole Collection. Or I guess I should say, you will see a part of it. It is kind of an addiction of mine that I have had to do serious therapy for. I am no longer buying any pieces but, I do love them. Usually I put this collection on my kitchen counter top in front of my sink so I can enjoy it while I look into the family room. But, this year I put it under the tree so that my grandsons will be able to see all the details. As they lay on their tummy & play with the Santa Train (that my sweet husband got me & has added to many for many Christmas's past) they can see Mr & Mrs Claus, the elves, the reindeer, and all the adorable cottages. In Christmas's past I felt I needed to protect this little fantasy world but, they are 8, 7, & two 3 year olds this year & they are very careful when playing under the tree. So, as I share with them I want to share with you. Enjoy. And please visit the other girls that were particpating in this event at Kimba's http://asoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com/