Grace helped me our tree, this year.
It turned out to be the tallest tree we've ever had.
The star, perched atop the tree, is scraping the ceiling.
Though the tree is the star of our holiday decorations, we have lots of lovely Christmas decorations throughout our house.
Most of our decorations are simple and understated.
For the first time ever, I changed up our built in shelves to showcase more Christmas decorations.
My two loves...a set of vintage deers, purchased by my parents on their honeymoon, and beautiful bottle brush trees, are the main attraction on the shelves.
Most of my pictures have been changed out to show Christmases of the past.
These pictures remind me of how many memories we create and cherish every year.
And how lucky we are to continue to make those memories this year.
My favorite picture, a picture of my dad, as a little boy, meeting Santa.
My favorite decorations, our front porch.
Bundles of birch, tied with twine decorate my stairs...
And, fill my flower boxes.
Evergreen branches also accent our porch.
And, fill our hanging baskets.
Sadly, since our house is over 100 years old, we have no outlets outside to string Christmas lights. So, when I came across this battery operated Christmas tree, at Goodwill for $8, I quickly grabbed it and added it to our front porch. Some lights is better than no lights.
And...each time I walk across our front porch, my heart is filled with JOY.