BUT! I did get some pics of our decor today, so hopefully this will give you an idea of what the Country House is looking like now!
Little. Tiny. Lovely.
Around the base of the nativity it says "For Unto Us a Child is Born."
"A bird nest is the symbol of the home. It reminds us that we strive to make our home
a place where family members grow and prosper. Considered a good luck symbol,
the bird nest represents all the love and warmth, enthusiasm and commitment
required in creating the happiest of homes."
Is that not perfect for me? I love.
I got this lighted wreath (sans Merry Christmas sign) at the Goodwill last summer (WITH the box!) for $2.99. I almost ran out of the store with it. Oh, and don't even ACT like I wasn't stalking around the store looking for an open outlet so I could try it to make sure it lit up before getting it home. SO not my first thrifting rodeo. It works, is in perfect condition, doesn't smell like smoke, and is lovely. PLUS, it totally matches the lights on our main Christmas tree, which was an added bonus.
Oh, and the North Pole Villagers have their very own Nativity scene in the town square because THEY know what the true meaning of Christmas is! Oh yes, they know what's up.
And, of course, mistletoe. RIGHT over the entryway to the house. I gotta get my Christmas kisses from Hubby as often as I can, and you know that man can't resist some mistletoe.
Speaking of the entryway to our house- check out the wall color! One day a couple of weekends ago, Hubs and I rocked out painting this room (because we got a super-sweet paint donation from a lady at our church and it's PERFECTION). It looks orange-y in the picture, but it's actually a lovely deep rust red. And I love it. We're also going to use it in the t.v. room eventually. I can't wait. It honestly felt SO GOOD to get started on the painting! I was all on fire to get the rest of the house done like, that night. lol. This room is a hard-worker, being that it's the entryway, coat room, and laundry room, so we felt it deserved to get painted first. lol.
And I love this one, too. I love that Joseph is actually holding the baby WITH Mary and, if you look closely, you'll see that the "T" is a cross. I love it.
Okay. So that's the start of Christmas at our house! What's it look like at yours? C'mon over and link up so I can check it out!