The first new addition is my mother's vintage ice skates turned wreath that welcomes you in the front door.
Next, say Merry Christmas to our own little Smoky
who is filled with the holiday spirit even though he looks a bit down in the mouth.
The big draw of Christmas decorations is the tree. Ours is in the living room and is visible from the foyer.
A favorite decoration of mine are the ornate glass ornaments that hang from the living room archway.
They are too pretty to be hidden on the tree.
If you can turn away from the beauty that is the living room, you will see the candy-striped bannister.
Another favorite of mine is the beaded garland on the mirror in the foyer.
I love it so much, I leave this up all year long.
We do have children so all of our decoration can't be so adult. So we have these guys that the boys made several years ago.
And we have an impressive collection of Mickey & Santa snow globes.
One holiday dilemma that I have struggled with for years is what to do with all those holiday cards? How do you display them? Do you put them in a decorative basket? This is what I have done for the last few years.
Ribbons and clothes pins tacked around the kitchen doorframe make a nice display. We can see all those great holiday photo cards that everybody sends. I haven't received that many yet. Hey people, where are my cards? I haven't sent mine out yet, but here's a peak.
I hope your angels are watching over you this holiday and all year long. I have a few that came from my parents' collection that provide a little extra protection during the holidays.