I promised Andy's mother pictures of the house as decorated this year because she's been following my 365-ornament experiment, so we're doing a little tour this morning.
In past years, I have done both upstairs and downstairs, but this is where the decorations stopped this year:
was FUN. I hadn't originally intended for one tree to be The Homemade Tree, but as this was the first tree that went up and I was so excited to see how all the new ornaments looked on it, it is almost entirely homemade ornaments. There are some new ornaments that Andy made this year:
It turns out, as I was digging through the ornament boxes, that we have LOTS of homemade ornaments from all sorts of people--past coworkers, nieces and nephews, friends--so they're all on here,
We also have a cool new addition in the coat hall this year:
I love variety in decorating, so as many of you know, I have several Christmas "themes" we can use. This year I went back to the original red and gold,
This tree was fun to do as well, as the ornaments are mostly ones we've received as gifts or bought as souvenirs from trips. I've been collecting ornaments for a very long time--technically, this
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