Our Place at Christmas

Even though we no longer put up and decorate a big tree, Cuppa has our place looking very festive. She has done all of what you are about to see. I helped by staying out of her way. Please keep in mind that much of this looks even better when daylight turns into night and the lights come on. The dark doesn’t make for very good pictures, however.

Christmas Decorations

This is the dining area as I see it when I come downstairs. Our little, pre-lit tree is in the far corner, and there are decorations and ornaments on both the table and on top of the china cabinet.

Christmas Decorations

This is the way that the tree comes out of the box. It's a very low maintenance tree, and it lights up nicely.

Christmas Decorations

The corner to the left of the china cabinet: a tea cart with Christmas dishes and other good stuff. Cuppa crafted the angel on the wall once upon a time.

Christmas Decorations

The whole floor area under the living room window is used to display Christmas books. In the foreground is the little Christmas card holder, which, hopefully, will soon begin to fill up.

Christmas Decorations

Moving left along the floor below the window, we have a carousel that lights up and plays music. It will also play non-Christmas music, but we tend to just bring the carousel out for the Christmas season.

Christmas Decorations

Continuing left towards the tv, we find even more books on display as well as a Santa. These past few nights, I have been choosing one of these books to read before bedtime. So far I have done the Polar Express (left, backwards and upside down if you please) and The Huron Carol, which is the carol printed along with wonderful illustrations.

Christmas Decorations

Above the tv, spanning the corner, is our Christmas village: a combination store-bought, New England village and homemade (by the kids) additions.

Christmas Decorations

The sideboard in the kitchen area has snowmen along the top and Christmas mugs on the shelf below

Christmas Decorations

Smocked balls hang by the kitchen window. My mother smocked these many years ago. There are more in the set, and Thesha has a duplicate set.

Christmas Decorations

Still in the kitchen, there is a little cutaway window looking down on the front door. But any space is fair game for Cuppa's Christmas doings.

There are more settings strewn here and there about the place, but I think you’ve seen the lion’s share of Cuppa’s seasonal touches. Doesn’t she do a great job? Can you tell that we’re a Christmas lovin bunch?

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13 Responses to Our Place at Christmas

  1. Ginger says:

    So festive! Merry Christmas!

  2. Diana says:

    Your home looks just beautiful AC, Cuppa does a wonderful job and it is a lot of work, I know!!! Sorry that I haven’t been around lately but I am happy to see that you are doing well! Love Di ♥

  3. Mara says:

    My favourie is the Christmas village: it looks beautiful and very festive!

  4. Hilary says:

    Nicely done. She sure has a creative touch and you have the sense to stay out of her way. 😉

  5. June Kellum says:

    It all looks lovely and festive! Cuppa did a beautiful job of decorating!

    Junie

  6. Wow! She’s done a Whole lot more than I have this year…It all looks beautiful!
    hughugs

  7. Ruth says:

    Just perfect! I love the way you display your Christmas books. My collection of Christmas scrapbooks and stories just tends to get piled up on the coffee table.

  8. Cheers to Cuppa and yourself, AC for showing us the beautiful holiday decos. We too have put up decorations and will share them sas well in an upcoming post.

  9. QMM says:

    It is indeed a festive looking place. Cuppa has done a great job and your part was important too. I loved the smocked balls your Mom made. Have never seen those before. Christmas blessings to you all.
    QMM

  10. KGMom says:

    I like the Santa advent calendar.
    Yes, Cuppa does great work–I will send our address, as soon as she’s available.
    😉
    We have done little decorating this year–two new cats and the fact that we will be away over Christmas is enough to temper our decor urges.

  11. Col says:

    Your home is lovely in its Christmas attire. We too have taken on a smaller tree. So much easier… and just as pretty.

  12. Chrisj says:

    I came to you via Mara. I loved the autumn leaves on your last blog that directed me here. You really do up Christmas very well. You have a talented and creative wife!
    Merry Christmas from an ex- Brit and Canadian, (Toronto) now in Southern California for the past 37 years.

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