Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Deck the halls with boughs of holly....


After my amazing Christmas Shower this past Sunday that's what I was singing for the rest of the day!

I said that I wouldn't go overboard this year on decorations but I think that is OUT the window!

Last year, I was just SO excited to decorate everywhere it looked like Christmas puked in the house!
I'm not sure if it was the debut of Pinterest, Coach and I being under one roof, or what.

I made a pecan/acorn wreath, I spray painted wine bottles white and dipped parts of it in Epsom Salt, had greenery, cranberries, and pinecones on one of the mantles, our Christmas tree I HAD to have could have probably fit very easily in the Biltmore House, (just picture the scene in Christmas Vacation when they are in the living room and cut the rope) and that is just the beginning!

Whatever the case was for all the decorating, I think Coach was glad to see Christmas come to an end and get the house back to normal. He doesn't like a lot of clutter. He was such a sport though and didn't say ONE word about any of over decorating. Isn't he wonderful?

Speaking of the Biltmore House, Casey and Gran had Hot Apple Cider(straight from the Biltmore) and these AMAZING Christmas cookies awaiting everyone's arrival. Both were VERY delicious and certainly put you in the Christmas Spirit! There was even Christmas music playing and one especially for me from Gran, Alvin and the Chipmunks. I loved it.

Aren't these snowmen just precious? These were from Casey and Gran.

Here are a few more awesome things we got for the house!

 There are some great recipes in here!

Remember Amber? No? Maybe now
This is her, Claire and Sass.
(they are growing up WAY too fast!)

 And here are the wonderful hosts of the shower!..
Casey and Gran.
Casey is a dear, dear friend of mine, (we have worked together for 11 YEARS!) and this is her Mom, Janice, who will always be Gran to me.

Have you been able to see any of Gran's house in the background? Her house is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Everyone wanted to take a tour and I think Grandad even gave Mom one. There are unique family pieces and everything is just decorated to the nines. I love all the family photos and the warmth you feel as soon as you walk in the door. 

Thank you so much Casey and Gran! I enjoyed all the Christmas spirit in October, the time spent together, and all the laughter shared!


FireFliez on the Lilypad said...

The girls and I had a blast....and I officially reserving some of your stay at home Mondays as Christmas crafting days for us!


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