Our House is Decorated Like a Happy Holiday Wonderland

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It’s December!

Thanksgiving is over and I am finally able to decorate the house with twinkling lights and evergreen-scented candles without protest from Mr. B, who believes (strongly) that Christmas should not be celebrated for the entire last quarter of the calendar year. Since I have a very hard time restraining the holiday cheer after Halloween, it means a good number of Scrooge and Grinch jokes get lobbed around our house during most of November.

I couldn’t help myself this year – the Christmas dishes made an appearance about a week before Thanksgiving – but I was able to refrain from fully decorating the house. That being said, I practically ran home after our second turkey dinner and pulled all of the garland, ornaments, and festive knick-knacks out of the attic. Okaaaay, okay, I waddled home, slipped into stretchy pants, took a nap, and decorated the next day, but you catch my drift. I was EXCITED.

The house is almost completely decorated (the train needs finished, my dad is going to come help us with that this weekend), and I love how cozy it feels with Christmas cheer all around us. Here are a few of  my favorite parts:

For most of the year, I'm not big on knick-knacks, but during the holidays, they are everywhere.

I’m not usually big on knick-knacks, but during the holidays, they are everywhere.

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I love these little guys on the kitchen window sill.

I love these little guys on the kitchen window sill.

Especially this sweet little tree. He's the perfect size to keep my ring safe when I get my hands dirty in the kitchen.

Especially this sweet little tree. He’s the perfect size to keep my ring safe when I get my hands dirty in the kitchen.

Most of our Christmas decorations are hand-me-downs, like these candles.

Most of our Christmas decorations are hand-me-downs, like these candles from my grandmother.

This nativity scene from my grandmother, sits on my great-grandmother's chest at the foot of our bed.

She also gave us this sweet nativity scene, which now sits on my great-grandmother’s chest at the foot of our bed.

I love seeing the decorations all lit up.

I love seeing the decorations all lit up, so they are almost always turned on.

That candle smells like a Christmas tree. It makes me so happy.

That candle smells like a Christmas tree. It makes me so happy.

I made all of our stockings, which is why they don't match. Joey's is still in the works, so the one with the green strip is his "for now" stocking.

I made all of our stockings, which is why they don’t match. Joey’s is still in the works, so the one with the green stripe is his “for now” stocking.

 

Do you get excited about decorating for the holidays? What are you favorite decorations or traditions?

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  • Awww love all your decorations- especially your mantle. I need to get some things up around my place!

    • Thanks! I go kinda nuts with the Christmas decorations, I just love this time of year!

  • Love you decorations and mantel!!!
    Kenzie
    theashcraftbunch.blogspot.com

  • elizabethanne626

    Love the decorations, especially that tree to put your ring in! I had a hard time waiting until after Thanksgiving this year too, decorating is just too much fun.

  • Snow Babies!!!!!!!!!!!! I love those… they remind me of being a kid. 🙂

    • Me too! But then again, everything about Christmas me feel like a kid 🙂

  • What a cute little holiday house you’ve made there Missy! I love all your decor!

    • Thank you! It feels so much cozier with all the decorations up 🙂

  • Ummmm can I come over and eat off those Christmas theme plates with you please?!?! I’ll even do it In May. Because I use my Christmas coffee mug YEAR ROUND baby!

    • Hahaha annnd with this comment you just gave me the permission I’ve been waiting for to never put my Christmas tree wine glasses away EVER AGAIN. Thanks for that 🙂

  • Samantha Horseman

    How cute! I love your mantle with the homemade stockings! Thanks for linking up with us 🙂

    • Thanks! Such a great idea for a link up! I’m looking forward to following your blog 🙂

  • I am a Christmas freakazoid, and cannot wait to start the decorating, It usually takes me a week but when it is all done I am a very happy girl

    • Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one! I’m a NUT about it.