Monday, November 29, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

Tis' the season for decorating!  This weekend I spent some time decorating my home for the holiday season.  I love this time of the year.  There is something so special and magical about Christmas decorations.  I am going to share some of my favorite decorations that I have in my home for the holidays.

The most important part of my holiday decorating is getting the nativity sets out.  I have two sets.  The first one pictured I love because of the soft colors used.  There is just something so sweet and simple about it.  The second set I have is the one I grew up with.  It was my parents first nativity set, and I cherish it!
Another collection that I just adore, is my collection of Cody Foster houses.  I really could stare at these precious houses for hours.  The details on the houses is amazing.  It's like staring into a glittery wonderland.  

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the tree.  Where would Santa leave the presents?  This year our family opted for a real tree again.  I have had artificial trees in the past, they are easier to decorate, but my family enjoys the tradition of picking out a tree together!  It does make the house smell wonderful too!  Our tree is filled with wonderful memories.  I love having all the handmade ornaments that my boys have made over the years.  I have a few favorites that I have collected too.

These are a few of the hand-blown glass ornaments that my boys have made through the years.  My mother-in-law has a wonderful tradition of taking them down to a local artist studio where they each make there own ornament.  I cherish these!
Another one of my favorite things is mercury glass.  I love how it makes a room sparkle.  This year I put a collection of mercury candlesticks on my mantel.  

My family room decorated for the holidays!

Hope you enjoy decorating your nest for the holidays.  May it be your best holiday season yet!  Many blessings to you!


  1. So pretty! I love the big wreaths on the doors...pretty! Love all of the mercury glass too and the glittered candle! Look forward to seeing it in person.

  2. Your home is gorgeous, Gretchen! I can tell that you love making it special for your family. I love the blue table with all the Christmas houses on it. Happy Holidays, sweetie!


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