Friday, December 10, 2010

the party's on, the feelin's here

song of the day: 'wonderful christmas time'
i just wanted to share with you guys some of my christmas decorations. i don't put up much, but what i do i think is cute (if i do say so myself). as i've said before, our christmas tree is actually a lime tree that we have to bring in when the weather turns too cold. i don't want to have two trees in my home so we throw lights on this one and call it good.
the little paper bags are kind of an advent calendar. i put small toys, books, or activities inside them and isaiah gets to open one each day leading up to christmas. there's only 17 because we'll be headed to florida after that.
i think i change our stockings every year. this time around i used the bags that my punjammies came in (and if you want to know more about punjammies, just click on the link!) much of my decorations, just like my gifts, are either handmade or second hand. i made little paper snowflakes and strung up some vintage doilies.
probably the coolest thing is our old lionel train set. it's the set that matt grew up with and his parents gave it to us last year. isaiah loves it and he and matt will play 'trains' all night long. it winds around the tree and goes through the tunnel. it's just good old-fashioned christmas fun.


Little Ocean Annie said...

Aw, your home looks so warm and cozy! I love your decorations, and I think having a lime Christmas tree is just the cutest thing ever. :)

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

So pretty! I love the little paper bags with gifts that you set up, such a cute idea!

tara-lynn said...

love the strung up dollies!

Desiree said...

This is beautiful! And a lime tree ... how fantastic! I've always wanted a lime tree but felt like they would be a lot of work. I love the idea of decorating it for Christmas.

LAURA!!! said...

OOO great decor. Love the advent calendar and the train!!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

how lovely. now I am in need of listening to Paul McCartney singing this song because you got it in my head. I adore that song.

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

your house looks gorgeous! i'd love a tour (i'm so nosy).

Louise said...

Okay, you just made my day. That Advent calender? Those doilies? You are amazing! I want to live with you.

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Soo cute! I love your decorations!

Anonymous said...

Really adorable decorations. Love your blog!

Yvette said...

your christmas decorations are so cute! Love those bags with the numbers on it! Do you open one each day?

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