The countdown to Christmas is my favorite part. To drag all those boxes of Christmas stuff down from the attic and transform our home into a cozy Christmas cave. Every little thing that is taken out has its place and they all carry a story. And every year new additions arrive to the lot of Christmas decorations. Not because they are needed, more because I can't resist buying them...
Some people may do different themes for each Christmas, one in silver, one with cowboy theme, the glitter one or the rustic Christmas. But I like to stick to them same things over and over again. It gives me a sense of comfort and I think it comforts my children too.
The curtain pole is dressed with a pine garland and this is where most of the handmade decorations my kids have made throughout the years are placed. Each and everyone with a name and year on the back. To remember, to treasure... Made by those small little hands and clumsy fingers.
The advent chandelier is a must, with white candles, moss and mushrooms, to lit every advent until Christmas. And the stars. Of course the stars in the windows are the first thing to come up. There is no Christmas without classic paper stars.
There is a cross stitch wall hanging, handed down from my Mom. And there are my homemade Christmas throws to cuddle up underneath on chilly mornings and all the cushions get their Christmas outfits on.
This years new addition is the cute little owl family. The five of us. Couldn't leave it on the shelf. It just had to come home with me. I adore them. I know they will live with us forever.
Much more is to be added to my home but for now this is perfect. This upcoming weekend I think I'll decorate my window sills outside and hopefully we will have a fabulous Christmas tree to decorate by Sunday night. I leave that mission to the man of the house. Picking a tree is Jay's contribution. He always does it so well.