I have several Christmas teddy bears that I set on top of our dogs' crates. Yes, that is a strange place for them, but they don't seem to notice them up there, so they leave them alone...so far. The little animated Santa & Mrs. Claus was from our first Christmas 21 yrs ago. They cost $10 each at K-Mart. I can't believe they still work, although I don't turn them on anymore because they make a creaking noise when they move and that resembles noises my body is starting to make and that freaks me out. They make me laugh because one of our girls has always loved them and she said to me recently "When you die, can I have those?" as if they are some rare priceless treasure.
On to our kitchen and dining area. This mistletoe hangs between the living room & kitchen. I hang it every year because it brings back such funny memories from when the kids were little. I used to stand there with my lips puckered knowing they had to go under there to get where they needed to go and they'd dare each other and try to see who could run through the doorway the fastest without getting a kiss from me.
This is above my Kitchen sink and there is a small Nativity set at each end of the window ledge. And no, we don't have a blinding UFO light outside...lol.
This is behind the dining table. The ledge holds our little tree, and all my small village pieces. The tree used to be used to hold home-made decorations, and popcorn garland. When the kids were little they loved doing crafty things so we made new decorations for each year.
I don't put any Christmas decorations outside (except for a wreath on our front door), because whatever is put in the ground is there until at least mid-March when the snow is finally gone and the ground starts to thaw.
I did not include a recipe because if you have ever been here before, well then you already know why. If this is your first visit, I do hope you stop in again and I'll be happy to serve you a bakery made item. Trust me, you will be much happier (and so will your stomach) than if you had to eat something I attempted to make.
Well that's it. I hope you enjoyed seeing how our home is decorated for Christmas this year. I look forward to going around and seeing everyone else's homes as well.
Thanks for stopping by!!