Thursday, December 31, 2015

Christmas Decorating 2015

Long post.  My posting has slacked off because of Facebook because I just don't think people read blogs anymore, but also because it just isn't convenient to post from my iPad 2.  BUT, some people have mentioned that they are still looking for a post, so here I go.....

I love to decorate for Christmas.
Some would say I go overboard.
I like to have at least one tree in each room.  By the fireplace is the "Frozen" tree for the grandkids, and the dress form tree for me!  The dress form tree was the new tree this year.

This is the  main tree and the only live tree in the house.  Hard to tell, but it is decorated with an old-fashioned theme--big colored bulbs in addition to the small white ones, bubble lights, glass balls, and gold garland.
And by the wall are three trees in a vignette that includes Santa and the hurricane lanterns.
The Snowman tree is in the sunroom.  It was new last year.  It will stay up with my snowman decorations after the Christmas decorations are taken down.
The kitchen just has a small tree on the fridge with some ceramic decor made by my grandmother.  In the background you can also see the ceramic tree she made that sits in the foyer.
Also in the foyer is a 6 ft. frosted tree with a variety of ornaments--from our travels, gifts, homemade, etc.  You may also notice a few Santas around!

The dining room has the primitive tree.  It is decorated with colorful lights, cinnamon ornaments, wooden candy canes, buttons, and tags.

Of course the bathroom has to have a tree too!  This tree is in a wooden box decorated with a snowman.
And the guest bedroom downstairs has a cheery Christmas quilt on the bed in addition to an old fashioned Christmas tree decorated with popcorn and cranberry strands, bulbs, red snowflakes, and silver icicles.

Moving upstairs, which is decorated more sparsely, three frosted trees decorated with red and green beads, white lights, and snowman and regular bubble lights sit at the top of the landing.

 My bathroom has my Christmas plaid tree.  It is decorated with red icicle ornaments and bulbs and red Christmas plaid ribbon.  The wreath has the same ribbon as do two stockings hung in the hall.

The Christmas tree in the upstairs guest room is decorated with my teacher ornaments.  It seems appropriate for this room which contains the baby bed, some Dick and Jane books, and many Little Golden books.
 This tree is about four feet tall and resides in our bedroom.  It is decorated with red and gold.  It was surrounded by gifts until just before I took this picture.  Looks a little lonely sitting there.
 Our bed gets decorated for Christmas with a flannel comforter.
Even the basement gets trees!  First is the silver tree in my sewing room decorated with white lights with pink and aqua ornaments.  This is the only "glitzy" tree in the house.
 In the canning kitchen a snowman with tree stands in front of a quilt while a small tree with white lights sits by the bread maker.

The "Man Cave" has a six foot skinny frosted Iowa Hawkeye tree.  It is decorated in black and gold of course!

Bud's bathroom has a couple of trees that aren't very exciting, and I forgot to take pictures.  So, I leave you with one last view of our live tree in the living room.
Merry Christmas!