Sunday, December 14, 2008

TIS THE SEASON

Directions for angel/flower fairy found here.
This is definitely the season for creativity. Unfortunately, it is also the season for busy, busy, busy! When we homeschooled, we always took off the entire month of December in order to enjoy crafting and baking and church stuff and a whole host of other fun things that make the holidays so special. Now that I work full time, things, out of necessity, have to be a bit different.

Decorating used to be done Thanksgiving weekend; the operative word being done. Now it is a process that rarely gets completed before it's time to start putting things away. There is so much more that I would love to do, but I've reached the point of stopping in order to enjoy some of the other Christmas activities with my family.

These are a few of my favorite things!
The new: glitter star

The old: glass ornaments
The fun: wrapping paper

The special: Tessa's artwork

The memories: old photos with Santa

The creative: decoupaged picture frame

The meaningful: Christmas books

8 comments:

edie said...

I love it all Denise. You should link up tomorrow with A Soft Place to Land. We should get together during the holidays. Are ya'll traveling?

linda t said...

Wow! What an awesome fireplace!
Gorgeous decorations!
I am sooo inspired!

Stephanie said...

Love it all!

kymber said...

Your mantle is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your home.
Blessings to you,
Kymber

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love your decorations~absolutely adorable!
I hope you'll visit soon, I will have my last giveaway of December this Friday.

Laura B. said...

Loving the damask wrapping paper and of course the rest of the decor is just phenom!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Gorgeous fireplace and pretty decorations!

Manuela

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Beautiful mantle!