Friday, December 16, 2011

Old Fashioned Christmas

I love decorating for Christmas. 


And Out

I like things plain and simple as you can see from the coffee table decoration.  Just a green wreath with candles in the center.

I bought  a new tree this year.  It is a little taller and much thicker than the one I had last year.  We always had a fresh tree until my son was born and we discovered he was allergic to just about everything.  Artificial trees are so much easier and less messy.  Plus they don't aggravate kids with asthma and make your husbands eyes swell up if the tree is a Frazier Fir.

I have to have a star on top of the tree.

To me the best part of the tree are the ornaments. I've collected ornaments for many years adding a couple of new ones each year.

 My favorites are the ones the children made.

A special wish for a bell from prancer's harness for my daughter preserved.

The ones I made.

I made these two needlepoint ornaments when I was pregnant with our baby Scott.  We only were able to hold him for a short time but he is here in our hearts.

Remembering the "Reason For The Season" 

Wishing you Peace, Love and Joy!

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Gorgeous! I haven't done ANYTHING yet. Nutcracker was nuts and now class parties. Today and tomorrow we will decorate and get a tree hopefully!

  2. Kathy, your house looks very festive! That red loveseat in front of the fireplace is perfect!! Love all your ornamanets and especially the ones to remember baby Scott. So very sweet! And the bird's nest I love!!

    Wish we could all be together this Christmas! We'll be alone but thinking of you all!

    Merry Christmas!!