Just before leaving for Thanksgiving, Page and I took an entire afternoon to deck our house for the holidays. It is so fun to come back from a long Thanksgiving weekend (with lots of driving!) to a house all ready for the Christmas season. I always stock up at Target the day AFTER Xmas when things are half off, so over the past few years, I have accumulated quite a collection of festive trimmings. I made a point to go through and let go of a few things I no longer needed, and limited myself to ONE little shopping trip for anything new, mainly ornaments. I change our "main" tree every year – last year it was all aqua blue with packages below wrapped to coordinate. Not too subtly, Page let me know he does not approve of blue Christmas things, and so we are back to a funky version of red and green this year – reds, lime and bright greens, with a little bright pink and white thrown in for good measure. The wrapped packages have begun to accumulate beneath the branches, so an updated photo is probably in order. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! 🙂
Pager's office tree – it began with a lodge/ski theme, but quickly expanded to include the Starbucks, poker, and dirty martini ornaments that also reflect his tastes and hobbies 🙂 It is through and through, a boy's tree.
My heart almost burst when I stopped in Crate and Barrel last month and found these yellow birdcage ornaments! I already had a bunch of black and silver ornaments, so I combined them all (with a Hawkeye ornament here and there) for my little office/scraproom tree. Makes me so happy!
Finally, our bedroom tree, lots of silver and copper to go with the touches of brown around our room. I have yet to add the 2009 frame ornament with this year's xmas photo. My goal is to eventually have an entire tree filled with only frames and photos.
And finally, a few more snapshots around the house…