Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance – each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.”
~ Deborah Whipp
I know, I know…It’s not Christmas yet; but we’ll be putting up the tree in just another week! Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? Actually the day after Thanksgiving is the day I stay home, and avoid the crowds, while decorating the tree and putting up our decorations.
I thought I would share some photos of some of our Christmas pasts, like the one above with our stockings hung by our fireplace…actually the fireplace in our RV when we wintered in Florida. I think it’s rather humorous that we had a fireplace in Florida, but we’ve never had one in any of our houses in Michigan (although our cottage has one, but we’re only there in the warm months).
Even though we were in our RV, we still had it decorated for Christmas. This is nothing more than an inexpensive bowl from Target, along with their silver ornaments and some beaded garland; but it looked fabulous on our coffee table.
We even brought out Christmas tree from Michigan down with us. This is the one I would set up in our family room in our previous house.
Can you tell how much I love the rustic look! Yes, those are pheasant feathers stuck in throughout the tree. We brought it back home with us when we sold our RV and for whatever reason, we haven’t used it, but it’s going back up this year!
My friend, Kelly, gave this darling snowman ornament to me but I chose to hang it in the RV and not on our rustic tree.
And we even had deer with us. I purchased this small tree from Target while in Florida. It’s hard to see, but it has silver and copper. Our last Christmas in Florida was in 2012.
The rest of these photos are of our first Christmas in our condo in 2013. You can see that all the trim was still the natural wood and I hadn’t painted it yet.
Remember the deer and the silver and copper tree from Florida? Well, here it is. It’s hard to see, but the letters for JOY have a silver glitter-type paint on them.
My Santa collection…
And even Miss Molly likes to get into the action by watching the train go round and round the Christmas tree.
I’ll post photos of this year after the decorations get up. Even though I decorated last year, I really don’t have many photos to show. I was still recuperating from having knee replacement surgery just a couple months before.
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