Rather than taking down my holiday website while I'm preparing my Surviving Motherhood Book Series, I decided to leave everything as is and make just a few minor changes
Christmas decorating has always been my pastime for the season from September through December, but now that I am spending more time writing, I'll have the opportunity to give more life to my hobbies as I capture those moments in books.
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This is the front entrance to our home. My Hubby put down red carpet square tiles. It added interest and made the house have a welcoming feel and look. The wreath above the door brings contrast to both trees.
This is a Summer picnic basket. Look at the versatility, you can repurpose just about anything!
This is where we set up our food this year. We are fortunate enough to have options because of the space. In previous years we set up buffet tables.
This table is set up between the Kitchen area and the Family room. We use the kitchen counters as a self-serve buffet area, and this space holds as much as four (4) different punches.
This is also a great place to set up dish ware for self-service. I transitioned this sturdy book case, and used wrapping paper on the shelves before placing dish ware on top.
The Family room is close enough to the kitchen that it seconds as a dining area as well. The Buffet table is set up between both the kitchen and family rooms.
This room has been used mostly by our teenagers and their friends. They hook up Play Station, Xbox 360, or just watch TV. We plan to change things for next year.
It appears that the fireplace is the focal point of interest in this room when it is lit.
I wish I had a close up on the mantle above the fire place . With the lights so bright, you can't see what's really there. I found these frosted sprigs, and it is randomly placed between a tangerine colored chiffon fabric.
A small tree atop a cater cornered end table filled with tiny porcelain figurines. Another Christmas decoration.
This room leads you back into the kitchen, toward the buffet table.
This is the smaller of the two sets of windows in this space. I like to hang the Christmas stockings I've made over the years in various areas of the house, including in the windows. .