Boy, coming up with a post for the letter X was tough! And I’m breaking one of my strict rules because I don’t ever refer to Christmas as Xmas. The things I’ll do for the blog, man oh man. So anyway, yeah, X is for Xmas Decorations. I have a
This is the mantle in the living room. The print that hangs there is one that Dale and I bought together for our first married Christmas. It’s the first Christmas decoration that goes up, usually on Thanksgiving night.
A close up of the mantle shows the Nativity that I cross stitched on perforated paper about a million years ago. It was actually a really fun project and I’m so happy to pull this out every year.
Also from the living room, this is how I decorate over my windows. Of course the greens are artificial (remember W is for Woodstove) but I think they’re pretty with the red berries and pine cones.
I have four of these Swedish Dala horses. I think I started collecting them when I was in college. My mom used to buy me one every Christmas but as they got bigger they got more expensive so she stopped. I’d love to get more, though. (hi Dale! hint, hint)
Finally, there are the many, many snowmen. These guys hang out in the dining room on the hutch.
And these guys hang out in the kitchen. There are more snowmen on the piano and on the kitchen hutch, too.
Of all the snowmen, though, this guy is my absolute favorite. He has to be placed on top of the refrigerator, though, because Mason has a thing for his fur collar. I kid you not when I tell you that the cat will drag this snowman, and he’s pretty heavy, through the house and hide him from me if he’s not placed somewhere beyond reach. So, it’s the top of the fridge for this guy. I think he likes it up there, though, where he is Lord of All He Surveys.
Of course, this is just a sampling of my Xmas decorations. There are more greens and more lights. There are wreaths on the doors and lights on the bushes and a decorated sled by the back door. There’s no tree just yet (remember again W is for Woodstove) but things are quite festive at Chez Carole Knits.
I told you yesterday that it looked like Christmas had thrown up all over my house. Now you know I wasn’t kidding!