Thursday, January 6, 2011

Is it too late to post Christmas decor photos?!

Finally getting around to posting some photos of Christmas here at Chez Little Nest.  I am horrible about posting to this blog. (Of course, I am not exactly setting the world on fire with my posts to my other blogs!)

First up are some photos of my village.  I have more houses that remained in the basement buy I was pretty happy with how these looked this year.

I had the first group on top of my antique steamer trunk and the other was on the dry sink in the dining room.

Next is the hutch.  I brought in the HUGE shutters that I found at a yard sale last summer.  Originally they were going to be hinged together to make a screen of sorts to hide the laundry area of my kitchen (because I loath seeing it!)  When I brought them in they were just too massive and too dark.  I put them on either side of the hutch and love them there.  After I paint the hutch this summer, I think I will like them even better!

These are a few of my favorite items on the hutch.  I love the bears and bring them out every Christmas.  I picked up the white bowl when I was thrifting and filled it with old glass ornaments my mother still had from when I was a child.

I FINALLY got the tree up and finished on Christmas Eve day.  It stays up until the weekend after Epiphany so I do have lots of opportunity to enjoy it.  I took all of these photos on Christmas morning before anyone else was out of bed.

I certainly simplified my decor this year.  I had a wreath on the door and candles in the windows but that was it for exterior decor.  I usually set up all of my Nativity sets and bring out all of my Holy Family pieces but only put out one Nativity and a couple of small Holy Family sets.  For the first time in years, I did not have any holiday decor in the kitchen or the bath.  I think being so busy sewing I simply didn't have the time or energy.  I don't think anyone missed it because the house still looked "Christmas-sy".  (Low lights, lots of candles and the smell of Balsam Fir electric air freshener help a lot!)