Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Time Is Here

 I typically get crazy excited for Christmas- so crazy that I get an ache in the pit of my stomach to turn on Christmas music around the middle of November. This year, however, I've been having trouble getting as excited as I normally am. I suppose it could be that my Lieutenant will be absent for the first half of December or that I am getting old and crotchety about the cold weather. 
Regardless, I knew I wanted to get the house all Christmasy before my hubs left so we could decorate together. 

I didn't want to get too crazy in the decorations, but I can't get enough of candles and lights! I just thought I'd share a bit of our setup in case anyone needs any inspiration. :) 

First of all- I have long dreamed of having a Willow Tree Nativity set. Definitely not on the cheap side- but an incredible gift from my incredible parents. Hopefully we will complete the set someday! 

And my sister-in-love is to blame for my favorite ornament. She gave it to us as a wedding gift. It's hard to tell in this photo, but the curly paper strips inside the ornament are from our wedding invitation and colors from our wedding. I especially like the little "C" charm on top. :)

 And of course Louie enjoys the lights too. :) 

Love how candles make everything feel so warm and cozy!  

 A huge part of our Christmas traditions come from our Swedish heritage, so I always have a few Scandinavian pieces mixed in, like the Santa Lucia doll... 

 And our Made-in-Sweden wooden snowflake light.

And probably the best part of the decor for the evening was a Wookiee under the tree.

I'm starting to feel the Christmas spirit setting in, so it will be non-stop Christmas music as I practically live in our front room. I think I'm finally ready for snow! 

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