30 December 23, 2013

Christmastime is Here

Deer are congregating on the fireplace.

Brass Christmas Deer

Some garland found its way to the stairs.

Garland on the Stairs for Christmas
(I had a bunch of the fake stuff from IKEA last year. It’s skimpy, so I tripled it up, and it’s still skimpy. Maybe we’ll get fresh greenery next year instead to do these stairs justice.)

And the table is a mini forest.

Christmas Dining Room

The Christmas tree got a few welcome additions from the kids.

Kids' Christmas Ornaments 2013

We have a couple of extra little trees around too, made and decorated by the kids.

Victorian Paper Christmas Advent Tree

Paper Cone Christmas Tree

Presents are present.

Christmas Presents

And my fancy blogger tree is looking festive.

Festive Fiddle Leaf Fig

Soon the children will be nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of Plants vs. Zombies dance in their heads.

Playing Plants vs. Zombies

Merry Christmas!

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Emily
    December 23, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Merry Christmas to you, and very sad day to that fiddle leaf fig! Poor guy! ;)

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    jbhat
    December 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    (Hi kitty!)Everything looks so pretty. Love the pre-K crafts. They make a house a home, don’t they? Your blogger tree is like a little Charlie Brown tree. I think it just needs someone to believe.

    Merry Christmas!

    jbhat

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      Making it Lovely
      December 27, 2013 at 9:13 am

      I keep holding out hope for it, that maybe a new leaf will sprout. It’s not looking good though…

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    Andrew
    December 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Oh my! Where did you find those deer? Locally?

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      Making it Lovely
      December 27, 2013 at 9:10 am

      I found them on eBay a few years back.

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        Andrew
        January 1, 2014 at 7:31 pm

        Nice. I had sold an identical pair to a local home furnishings store this past summer. I was thinking they could have been the same pair, but obviously not. I remember saying to the buyer, “these will be perfect at Christmas!”

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    Steph
    December 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    What a darling paper tree! Is that like a vintage advent tree?

    Love the gift tags also, very clever.

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      Making it Lovely
      December 27, 2013 at 9:11 am

      Thanks! That paper tree is new, but it’s billed as a “Victorian advent calendar.” Brandon’s mom gave it to us for the kids, to match the house.

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    itziar
    December 24, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Merry Christmas!

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    Laura
    December 24, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Merry Christmas! I just saw these and thought I’d share them with you. You’ve probably already seen them, though! http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/periodic-table-building-blocks

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    Christy
    December 24, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Merry Christmas to you & your family.

    Glad to see I am not the only one who has trouble w/the Fiddle Leaf Fig. :)

    • Reply
      Making it Lovely
      December 27, 2013 at 9:12 am

      I don’t know what’s going on with that little guy. The big one is still going strong at least!

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    Chelsea T
    December 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! I had a fiddle leaf fig on my annual Sissies [+husbands] Secret Santa list, but pretty sure my Santa fell into the GAP and emerged with a gift card instead.

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      Making it Lovely
      December 27, 2013 at 9:14 am

      IKEA carries them sometimes now, so maybe you can find one there if you’re nearby? I think it was only $7!

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    Sarah
    December 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Aw, what happened to the fiddle leaf?

    (Thanks for keeping it real!)

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      Making it Lovely
      December 27, 2013 at 9:15 am

      My first fiddle leaf is doing great! Taller than me, growing new leaves, and looking fairly healthy. I don’t know what’s going on with that Charlie Brown looking fellow.

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    judy
    December 24, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Merry Christmas and a very very successful 2014.We are looking forward to the Evolution of your new/old?home. Spring should be interesting-seeing what comes up in your new garden.

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      Making it Lovely
      December 27, 2013 at 9:17 am

      Yes! I’m looking forward to seeing the garden in the spring. We didn’t do anything out there because I wasn’t sure what to cut down at the end of the season and what to leave alone. I’m assuming I’ll be able to figure it out based on where new leaves and shoots start coming up from.

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    Tena
    December 24, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Wishing you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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    Marcee ... ILLINOIS
    December 25, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Joy & fun at ;)) Christmas!

    More snow for us … wow! We are definitely having a freezing cold, but very white holiday.

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    Marcee ... ILLINOIS
    December 25, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Forgot to say …. I really love the sofa. Beautiful shade of blue.

    What are the kiddos doing? Maybe …. eating Cheerios and looking at pictures … sweet!

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    Eloise
    December 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    What lovely decorations you have! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Christmas :-)

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    Rebecca
    December 26, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Best fancy blogger tree ever!

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    Desiree Fawn
    December 27, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Ooh, I totally have those brass deer ^_^

    Happy holidays!

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    Sarah
    December 30, 2013 at 7:34 am

    I just laughed out loud at your “blogger tree” comment. That’s about what our looked like when we finally checked it. Hope you’re having a very merry holiday!

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    Sarah
    December 30, 2013 at 7:35 am

    *chucked it!

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    Tracy
    December 30, 2013 at 8:20 am

    I love your blue couch so much. Hope you guys had a great Christmas!

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    Sarah Barah
    December 31, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Hello, I am glad I stumbled upon your blog. Happy New Year to you and your family. I love the fact that your home is always bright in all your pictures. Happy holidays and talk soon

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    Michele
    January 6, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I love those oversize deer. Do they have any markings on them to indicate who makes them?

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