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.
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.
This is the way that the tree comes out of the box. It's a very low maintenance tree, and it lights up nicely.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Above the tv, spanning the corner, is our Christmas village: a combination store-bought, New England village and homemade (by the kids) additions.
The sideboard in the kitchen area has snowmen along the top and Christmas mugs on the shelf below
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.
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?