Step In For Some Christmas Cheer
As I sit here cozy in my bed, under my warm down comforter, I listen to rain on the roof and the crackle of thunder outside. Instead I imagine big snowflakes falling, a cup of hot cocoa in hand, and a crackling wood fire in the fireplace. No matter where I am, or what is happening outside, the most important reason for the season is to celebrate. Celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. I think about the anticipation everyone must have felt Christmas Eve – the night before he was born. What a precious gift we all have been given, so let’s celebrate, today… tonight… tomorrow… every day!
With that said, I want to invite you in my home for a little Christmas Cheer! There aren’t too many pictures for you, but some that I hope you will enjoy.
Grab a cup of hot chocolate…
and come on in…
I tried to keep it simple this year…
using what I have…
in new and different ways.
I had to create a hot chocolate bar for the kids.
Notice the marshmallows…
They seem to disappear… hmmm…
I wonder WHO is taking them?
Do the marshmallows disappear in your house too?
I enjoy bringing the outdoors in, using found objects like this bird’s nest.
My $1.99 wreaths purchased at Michaels gave me the opportunity to
place them throughout the house.
The same wreaths I used on my Adirondack Chairs.
Here you can see the Magnolia Wreath I made hanging outside.
I made stockings this year out of drop cloths, and white dishcloths.
Dishcloths? Yes! It gave the right texture I was looking for.
My favorite purchase this year was at Home Goods.
Driftwood for $9.99.
I used it for garland on the mantel.
Thank you for visiting.
I hope you have a beautiful Christmas Eve!
Looks beautiful, Angie! And I love the idea of a hot chocolate bar. Merry Christmas!
Thanks, Erin! Merry Christmas to you! I hope you have a wonderful time with your darling family.
Merry Christmas, Angie! Your home looks lovely! I still adore your chest! I’m so happy you decided to keep it!
Thanks Betsy! I am so glad I kept the Atlanta Chest too. I think I would’ve been bummed if I had sold it. Enjoy this Christmas day!
Angie, Everything is so beautiful in your home! (I’m loving the driftwood garland.)
Have a lovely Christmas!
Thank you! I know, I was shocked when I found the driftwood on a string. You and your family have a lovely Christmas as well!
your house is beautiful, Angie! Love the driftwood garland!! that would be fun for fall too. everything looks gorgeous!
Thank you very much Christina! I love driftwood anything, so the fact that I found it in a garland made me super excited. I didn’t pack it away, I will use it around the house in different areas until next Christmas.
It’s always so nice to look around someone’s place especially like yours 🙂
And I also love your photos with such a good composition..
I’m learning watercolor painting, and I wanted to ask you if I could work on some of your photos.
At present I feel like drawing one of the above photos – that one with the two apples by the window.
If OK that will be my winter painting project this year 🙂
Hi Eunsil, Thank you for the kind comments. You are more than welcome to use my photos for your watercolor projects. I would love to see a picture, if you don’t mind, when you are finished – that would be so neat to see them in watercolors.
Thank you very much Angie, I’m so grateful!
I will start working on it and tell you when finished..
I can draw only on Saturdays it will take a few weeks I guess.. 🙂
How exciting! Have fun and looking forward to seeing your finished piece.