Deer are congregating on the fireplace.
Some garland found its way to the stairs.
(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.
The Christmas tree got a few welcome additions from the kids.
We have a couple of extra little trees around too, made and decorated by the kids.
Presents are present.
And my fancy blogger tree is looking festive.
Soon the children will be nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of Plants vs. Zombies dance in their heads.
EmilyDecember 23, 2013 at 4:45 pm
Merry Christmas to you, and very sad day to that fiddle leaf fig! Poor guy! ;)
jbhatDecember 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.
Making it LovelyDecember 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…
AndrewDecember 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Oh my! Where did you find those deer? Locally?
Making it LovelyDecember 27, 2013 at 9:10 am
I found them on eBay a few years back.
AndrewJanuary 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!”
StephDecember 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.
Making it LovelyDecember 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.
itziarDecember 24, 2013 at 4:03 am
LauraDecember 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
Making it LovelyDecember 27, 2013 at 9:11 am
I hadn’t seen those, but they’re great!
ChristyDecember 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. :)
Making it LovelyDecember 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!
Chelsea TDecember 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.
Making it LovelyDecember 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!
SarahDecember 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm
Aw, what happened to the fiddle leaf?
(Thanks for keeping it real!)
Making it LovelyDecember 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.
judyDecember 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.
Making it LovelyDecember 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.
TenaDecember 24, 2013 at 9:25 pm
Wishing you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Marcee ... ILLINOISDecember 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.
Marcee ... ILLINOISDecember 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!
EloiseDecember 26, 2013 at 2:59 pm
What lovely decorations you have! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful Christmas :-)
RebeccaDecember 26, 2013 at 7:47 pm
Best fancy blogger tree ever!
Desiree FawnDecember 27, 2013 at 8:57 pm
Ooh, I totally have those brass deer ^_^
SarahDecember 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!
SarahDecember 30, 2013 at 7:35 am
TracyDecember 30, 2013 at 8:20 am
I love your blue couch so much. Hope you guys had a great Christmas!
Sarah BarahDecember 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
MicheleJanuary 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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