I don't know why, but I'm excited for Christmas this year. I was rip-roaring ready to go before Thanksgiving, but Mom wouldn't let us play any Christmas music before the grand turkey day. Needless to say, we played it anyway to irk her. We're such loving children. Maybe it was all the nostalgic Christmas pictures starting to make the rounds on Pinterest. Maybe it's because we didn't really get to decorate for the season last year (we had some good friends with their many minions staying with us - I'll take them over decorations any day). Maybe it's because I actually feel like I have energy to do Christmas-y stuff; last year all I wanted for Christmas was a chance to hibernate.
Needless to say, we've started to decorate.
And what a better place to start than the front porch!
|Yes, there's a tree on the porch.|
|With lots of bells.|
|And berry garland|
|The decorative bird house even got trimmed.|
|I found this little beauty at the same antique store that I got the dulcimer.|
|Does somebody want in? You're quite subtle. I must be cold out.|
|This wreath is what started it all. Once we set it on the front door, we knew what sort of 'feel' we wanted to have.|
On a random side note...
Do you know how hard it is to find Christmas decorations without glitter plastered all over?