Friday, December 4, 2015

Christmas cozy





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.



Kärlek
Annette


FOLLOW  My Rose Valley HERE:

https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/my-rose-valley-1529995 https://www.facebook.com/MyRoseValley https://instagram.com/myrosevalley/ https://www.pinterest.com/myrosevalley/

17 comments :

  1. How Gorgeous Annette, that is just how I think Christmas should be, but I somehow never seem to create it so well. Your children have certainly made some lovely decorations and this is a brilliant way to display them. I may be making a tradition of something like that myself. Thanks for sharing x

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am with you that I bring out the same decorations year on year, it's like greeting old family every December x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Such a beautiful and cosy space my lovely friend. Your home always looks so inviting. We're a bit behind with the Christmas prep around here. We're hoping to tackle the challenges of putting a tree up with a puppy around at the weekend. Wish me luck! :/

    S x

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love your windows. And your idea with the ple and the kids-made decorations! Might just be copied here in Khaya Stel ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  5. So lovely s reminiscent of my Danish Friend's home and Christmas decorations. A lot of her traditions etc I also follow and decorate my home in a similar way. I have many items from Denmark. Sadly she lost her battle with ovarian cancer just two years ago. This year her girls have got out all the decorations and are decorating as she always did. As I put mine in place there are many things that will remind me of the many wonderful Christmases we spent together. X

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful decorations. I especially love decorations that have been passed down through the generations. The cross stitch is so beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Que delicia de sala,parabéns.Valéria.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Christmas is all about memories. I love pulling out all the decorations and being reminded of where they came from and the memories attached to it, there is something rather special about that I think.
    Love Gem x x x
    Gem'sCountryLifeDream

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your home looks so cozy! I agree. Traditions are much better than themes. I have the same sort of decorations at my home, beginning with a nativity set that I made 37 years ago for our first Christmas together. I love your windows. And I'm sure your children well remember exactly how your home is decorated. I know my children do and still expect everything the same every year when they return home. Blessings, Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  10. Christmas cozy indeed! Just wonderful. I love seeing holiday decorations, how everyone's take is a bit different. We decorate inside and out, I love this time of year when you can enjoy all the memories that are tied up in with the decorations.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Christmas in your house....beautiful and full of love x

    ReplyDelete
  12. So beautiful and cozy! Loved the owl family and the couple in cross stitch too. Traditions can be so comforting.
    Have a nice day. Love.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your home is beautiful, and I must admit I put almost everything up in the same place year after year. Have had to make some adjustments since we now have 3 grandchildren just under 2 years of age and I had rather forgotten just how curious they are and how far they can reach when they want to. Haven't put the tree up yet, and we are trying to figure out, how we will keep it and the kids safe! It will be a marvelous Christmas with little ones!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh, it is wonderful! Have a nice time, Annette :) Jolana

    ReplyDelete
  15. Gorgeous, lovely and festive. Bee-u-ti-ful 😀 love and hugs from Sue in the UK xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love how cozy everything looks! Your new owls are super cute! Our tree just went up today (Saturday December 5) I can't wait to see pics of your tree!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi Annette,
    Your home looks beautiful, so warm and cosy. I love the owls, they are so cute!! I hope you all have the most wonderful christmas together.
    Hugs Julie x

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for visiting my world. I love reading your comments and I do my utterly best to respond to questions and sweet messages. Thank you again for popping by.

Kärlek
Annette

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...