Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas at our house 2013

Hello! I am feeling better and I'm ready for the festivities to begin.  Today we are making lasagna for our annual Christmas eve party.  And tomorrow we will stay home in our jammies and play all day, I can't wait!

During a snow storm a couple weeks ago I ran out and took a few pictures.   

To see our exterior remodel click here.
We were hoping the snow would stick around until Christmas but it didn't. 

I bought a couple five dollar wreaths from Home Depot and used one here on the front door.  I pulled off the wrinkled red bow that it came with,  hot glued some pinecones and added our glittered H.

I think it's a blogger prerequisite to use black and white ribbon this year.  I really love how versatile and sophisticated it is.

The playhouse window boxes are filled with evergreens and icicle ornaments.  The little boxwood wreath was leftover from last year so I popped it on the door. 

Is all this snow making you chilly?  The high is supposed to be 16 degrees here in Chicago, Brrr.

Here on the kitchen chalkboard wall I hung another one of those five dollar wreaths and glued on a few more pinecones....

The buffet in the kitchen got some fresh greens and paper whites. 


Our tradition is to cut a fresh tree the day after Thanksgiving.

Pretty tree, just a very crooked trunk.  When looking straight on you can't tell but from the side it looks like it's falling over.

Mr. 65th strung about 2500 lights this year. 

I thought I was late to plant my paper white bulbs but they bloomed just in time. 

More fresh greens on the dining room table and on the mantle....

Everything smells so good!
The little one didn't have her room clean in time to share her tree with you.  Maybe next year;)

From our home to yours, have a very Merry Christmas!!


  1. Everything looks lovely.
    Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year.

  2. such a beautiful home! love the mantel! and i noticed all the black and white ribbon and i didn't get the memo. ;) merry christmas!

  3. Your home is always stunning!!! I am just loving your pretty blooms on your bulbs!!! And all of your little details make for such a warm space! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!

  4. Your house with snow is amazing! So fun to have a white Christmas! I love the peek at your Christmas decorations and hope that you guys had a beautiful day together! Merry Christmas!

  5. Your tree looks stunning as does the rest of your home. Hope your holidays were merry!

  6. The house looks lovely and the tree is beautiful! Merry belated Christmas.

  7. Oh what a beautiful white Christmas!

  8. Your home is so festive and cozy!! I'm all about 6,500 lights - as long as someone else is stringing them! And you had me at chalkboard wall!

  9. I think that tree might be the most beautiful tree I have ever seen ! Gorgeous!

  10. I LOVE all the festive touches you had around your house but I really, really love the exterior of your house. Gorgeous!!!

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