So I hear tell some of y'uns have already de-Christmasfied your homes.
Not I, said the cottage chick.
Mostly because we're hosting my hubby's family Christmas here on Friday.
My tree is
beyond dead a tad crunchy.
In the meantime, this week we've done lots of this:
So hubs and I started this:
Anyway, in the past you guys always seem to appreciate pics of my Mom's most excellent cottage instincts, so here's some snippets of her home all dolled up for the holly-days.
Here's the fabulous tree, which I failed to capture well. *rolling eyes* You guys would sooooo understand her frustration when the family came in and dumped their UN-coordinated presents in front of hers.
She was all like "I wanted you to see how cute the presents looked
so you could put them on your blog..."
I understand Mom. Oh how I understand.
So here's a couple shots of her coordinated cuteness, up close and personal.
Right outta Macy's eh? Now check this out.....
she took the coffee filter wreath idea and made little snowballs for her tree!
How cute is this?
Lots of sentimental, colorful ornaments:
And a big ole bow with red squigglies expoding out the top. Very Type 1, I might add...
Since I last posted pictures of Mom's place, she's painted her kitchen cabinets.
Correction: She HAD the cabinets painted.
They also changed out the hardware and added crown molding. LOVE.
And how 'bout this cute red chair? Yep.
Her centerpieces are always fun 'cause the playful ceramic reindeer take center stage:
And Christmas isn't Christmas without dozens of cookies to tempt us all afternoon....
There ya have it. My mom's got serious cottage instincts, dont'cha agree?
I've been reading your blogs when I can, but haven't taken time to comment since I got so behind! I think there was over 650 items in my Google Reader yesterday. Last year the blogsphere was quiet the week between Christmas and New Years...this year yowsa!
I have some fun things to share, but for the next few days I may not be around much.
I'm relishing these few quiet days after the hustle of last weekend. Even editing pics seems like work :)
I'd love to get a post ready for Rhoda's Top 10 Projects of 2010, but we'll see.
Speaking of seeing....I also got new glasses.