First of all, I wanted to share my first picture on here of our new house, this is actually the first and only picture we have of the house so far and I LOVE that it just so happened to be all decked in Christmas lights and decor. We only did lights in the bushes, and lights around the tree trunk, and lighted garland and a wreath this year. I think next year we will try to do lights along the roof, but it was just too much this year since had just moved in at Thanksgiving time and that was about the time we started decorating along with the fact that we don’t yet own a ladder so that kinda poses a problem with getting on the roof ha! But I love all the lights on the outside just the way they turned out, it is definitely pretty and festive looking. But I just wanted to do a post of some of our Christmas decorations in our new house, at least some of our favorites, this definitely isn’t everything!
Our sweet little festive house from the outside 🙂
We don’t have a fireplace/mantel to decorate with stockings in this house but we have this counter area from the kitchen that hangs a little in the living room if that makes sense so that is where I hung our stocking hangers & stockings. I love both our stocking hangers and stockings although they don’t match I don’t care. I’m enjoying our stockings while we can because I know when kids come along we will have to decide a whole new set of stockings because I can’t find these anywhere since one of my aunts gave us these as a wedding gift and she got them off Ebay.
The Santa Clause stocking hanger, this one is mine
And the Frosty the snowman stocking hanger which is Jake’s
My corner basket which is used to store blankets, but has a stuffed rudolph that sings, my green table top Christmas tree, and framed picture of the cutest nephew in the world baby Parker.
My green side table with one of our wedding pictures, “J” coasters, and another favorite Frosty the snowman.
Here is our lit up and decorated Christmas tree filled with all our favorite ornaments we have gotten since being married, some at the very beginning, some throughout the years, some from friends and family.And we always make it a point to get ornaments from where ever we travel so we can always remember that trip when we hang it on our Christmas tree.
Here is a close up of one of my very favorite ornaments, partly because I can remember the sweet people that gave it to me but also because I think it is just so very pretty!
And this cupcake is one that came in a set of Martha Stewart cupcakes and they are all just so cute so naturally they are some of my favorite ornaments. We also got them from a sweet family member.
I absolutely LOVE sparkly reindeer, so of course this is one of my favorite ornaments.
And this sweet little bird is from Mexico, we bought while we were in Cozumel on our honeymoon almost four years ago which is crazy to think it has actually been that long!
And if you know me you know I love initials and anything monogrammed. So of courses anything “J” or “N” is right up my alley.
This ornament is one of our new ones that Jake got us while he was in Washington D.C. over the summer doing his job training.
And this ornament here is from the best vacation I have ever taken in all my life, at least up to this point. We got this in Maine while we were doing a vacation with Jake’s aunt Sally who lives in Boston. While we were there we traveled all throughout New England and of course had fresh Maine lobster and this lobster cage will forever remind me of that vacation and the deliciousness of the Maine lobster.
Here is another ornament Jake brought us home from his trip to Washington D.C. over the summer. I love this one it is a fun, sparkly patriotic ornament.
This one is just a very pretty sparkly ornament with gorgeous trees all over, it is just one of our favorites.
And here is another glistening reindeer that I just love, I have a gold one and silver one and I love them both, so pretty, especially in the light.
Although I couldn’t quite find the best place for this cute silver tree this year I still love it and it is one of my new favorites! My sweet husband bought this for me at Hobby Lobby while he was training in Dallas last month because he knew how much I would love and he was definitely right about that. I bought the cute mini ornaments that match alot of other Christmas decor in the house at Target in the dollar section, so I was pretty proud. It does need a tree topper but I haven’t found one that is good for just a table top tree so I’m thinking it will just wait till next year, but then again I may find some ribbon laying around the house to just make a bow to put on top. Nonetheless its just cute and one of my favorites.
And lastly here is my indoor wreath that hangs on the inside of the back door to the backyard. I made this wreath two or three years ago and although it isn’t my favorite anymore and is looking a little bit worn it still does the job when you just need something to hang on the door. And I love the cute “N” initial 🙂
So that is some of our favorites at our house during the holidays this year, not everything but some. We have a great holiday season so far and are officially finished with all of our Christmas shopping. I am still waiting on a few packages to arrive from Amazon Prime, which hopefully happens tomorrow but the rest of the time will be spent wrapping and patiently awaiting Christmas and getting to spend time with our families which is what the season is all about!