Christmas in 2011

I spent some time getting the rest of our decorations photographed this weekend.  Now that I have created Pages for our Christmas decor over the years, I am only going to blog about new ornaments and locations each year from here on out.  I showed the changes to the dining room and foyer a few days ago.

Our new ornaments this year came from our trips to Yosemite and Savannah:

The full tree – I used the pheasant feathers from my fall decorations and some of the curly gold picks for the tree topper this year instead of my traditional bow.  Also, I used a fluffy red blanket as my tree skirt this year after an unfortunate incident with the crippled cat and the ties on the tree skirt last year.

In the kitchen, I dressed the window with an old red beaded wreath that I got from Bed, Bath and Beyond in college and the Dr. Suessish tree that Bradley gave me the first year we were married.

Last year, I broke down and bought a mosaic mirror tree from Target for the powder room.  It fits the corner on the counter perfectly.

In the living room, I put out a mini poinsettia and Christmas cactus to brighten the ottoman and side table:

I put the African nativity on the buffet under the television.  Because the nativity and table are both dark brown, I put out the gold snowflake runner to make the nativity show up more.

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