Welcome back for another part of our Christmas tour! When we ended part 1 Gabbie and I were in the hall outside our daughter’s bedroom. So today that is where we are going to begin. Come on in!
As a blogger, I know I am supposed to change things around and come up with new ideas for my readers each season, but this year I’m afraid that is not really happening, and it’s for a couple of reasons.
First, to me Christmas is about traditions. I think we come to expect certain things to be the same each year…the same menu for the family get-together, the same ornaments on the tree, the same little village set up in the cabinet, the same Nativity set placed carefully in its same special location. It becomes ingrained in our expectations of the season…our children even expect it as part of their holiday traditions. This has always been a struggle for me as a blogger at Christmas.
Secondly, we hosted a party last weekend for some of our dearest friends from college (some even from childhood!) Oddly enough, as many times as we have partied and traveled with them, we had never been able to get them all together at Christmas. So with this year being the first time we have been able to do that, I decided to decorate with all my favorites from all the past decorating ideas around here. So I’m afraid you are going to see “repeats” from the past…beginning with all the “snow” decor in our daughter’s bedroom.
And our sons’ bedroom is decorated yet again with bicycles….
on the small tree on the dresser…
on the wreath hanging over the bed…
and tied on the package on the desk….
all to go along with the fun Christmas book, Red Ranger Came Calling.
The children’s bathroom gets its little green chalkboard…
and a few Christmas accessories for a touch of the season.
That finishes up all the holiday decorating in the bedroom wing, so let’s take a minute to check out the workroom in its holiday style.
If you have been reading here for a few years, you will recognize the small tree with the quote cards there on the cabinet…
and the little vw beetle with its tree. 🙂
The cute vintage looking Santa mugs are back, but I found another thermos this year that works perfectly with them.
And of course, my advent calendar is hung on the garland draping the window by my desk again.
The last thing to see in this room is the wrapping table overflowing with Christmas gift wrap and ribbons. I think I am addicted to paper! (And it’s so sad that this is the last year Target will be carrying the Sugar Paper line. 🙁 It has been my favorite.)
Alright now we are going to leave my workroom,
walk past the kids’ Christmas stockings…
(The labels say, “Santa stop here.” 🙂 )
And go out the door there by the bench with the Santa sack on it.
The next time we are together, we are going to look around outside and then come in the “real” front door for part 3. Fingers crossed I get to share it with you before Christmas! I have a MAJOR amount of shopping to get done today and then a lot of wrapping to do after that. I hope you are at the end of your Christmas to-do list (or better yet… finished!)
Until next time….
p.s. Oh I almost forgot! Thank you for all your input on having a striped rug in our master bedroom! It was an overwhelming “no” to the idea. (I think my husband told all of you to say that! LOL 😉 )