I've done some new things with our decorations this year and I wanted to share with my friends and family who live far away. So here goes!
I'm very happy with the buffet this year. You can imagine it smells amazing with the wreath, the rosemary and the mint all right there. The little bud vases were a steal from Pier 1 last week and I adore them. The little silver bowl has jingle bell ornaments that I can't trust my cats to not climb the tree to get. hehe
This is the front door of the house as seen from our living room. The natural garland came from the farmers' market and I cut out all those snow flakes and hung them from the ceiling. The little wreath hanging from the bookcase was an experiment from last year.
And finally, the Christmas tree with all the gifts wrapped and ready to go underneath. We tried some new things this year: we used 5 strands of tree lights instead of the usual 2, and we used silver beads instead of the fluffy garland. This last one felt kind of like betraying everything I've known about how to decorate a tree since the day I was born.... but I kind of like it as something different. We'll see if we keep it going next year or not.
Tomorrow I'll come back and show you how my knitting is going, but if you're just dying and can't wait, I've uploaded new pics to my Ravelry project page.