Welcome to the Hawley’s for Christmas! Let me take you on a tour around the house and show you some of our holiday decorations. (Beware, picture overload)
Starting outside, Phil surprised me with reindeer antlers and a Rudolph nose for my car. I thought it was so sweet that he went to 14 different stores to get this surprise for me. I laughed so hard the morning I found them on my car.
My grandmother’s Christmas mice (oh the irony of this foreshadowing lol) are on an end table.
A comfy red throw on the couch. I love these pillows because they remind me of a gingerbread house. Do you see it?
The mantle ready for Santa (Yep, this is a TV upgrade for us; I’ll be posting on this soon). We put red lights in the fireplace for our Houston “fire”. And yes, I still have pumpkins sitting there; I just can’t find the heart to throw them away if they aren’t bad yet. Besides, Tomlin loves scooting them around the house.
I put an evergreen swag on the mantle, added some cranberries, and a string of glittered pearls. Of course I have some birds mingled in there too (You know I just can’t help myself when it comes to birds lol). On the left side I filled a hurricane with some pine cones, red ball ornaments, and iced twigs.
There are also some tea lights sprinkled across the mantle in the evergreen. It looks so pretty at night.There are 2 cotton-glittered snowflakes hanging from the mantle; one on each side.Our stockings hung by the chimney with care :-)
On the corner of the breakfast bar, I have my favorite nativity scene; I love that each “character” has the corresponding scripture on it. Behind the nativity scene, I have hung our Christmas cards. We call this the “Wall of Love” :-)
On the end of the dining room table I have a ceramic Christmas tree with some Christmas colored tea lights.
On the left side of the buffet sideboard, I set up my Nutcracker collection. I’ve been adding one a year, and still need to get one for this year.
Our tree is in the dining room this year. Phil took this picture of me decorating the tree. Didn’t he do a great job?!
I just put a wreath in our bedroom, something super simple, between the sconces. I made 2 of these wreathes for Christmas a couple years ago.
I told y’all about my Ruby Trees last year, but in short, I do themed trees in honor of my grandmother (click here for the full story). These are 2 Ruby Trees from the past, and I will do a post later this week on our new Ruby Tree for this year. This is a baking themed tree in the dining room.
This is my sweet candy tree on the back porch.Here are some outtakes: I took these pictures of Tomlin playing with all of the Christmas decorations as I was decorating the house. It appears she is a big fan of Christmas too :-)
Sorry for the picture overload, but I just had to show you how our home is transformed for Christmas. And since it’s been like this for over a month, it was time I shared some pictures with you, right? Hope you’re having a great Monday!