Thursday, December 22, 2011

Our nest feathered for the Holidays and....

....A little Birdies Birthday! Today, Hooper is 25 for the 13th time! (More about that later....)

As for now... you asked to see how we decorate our own homes for Christmas. Will you be shocked to know ,very differently? One of us is less is more and one of us is more is more with some bling on top. hmmm.... wonder who that could be....
Come on in...
I'm definitely not a Griswald... And since we live down a little dirt road no one would see our lights anyway, simple pine garland and a wreath tied with burlap is all the decorating the outside gets!
You know you are a redneck when you want to decorate with antlers and all you have to do is call your brothers and they bring you a basket full.
Who's table could this be... lots of coral set in a silver bowl on a mirrored table reflecting metallic wallpaper...hmmmm

Feathers, driftwood and tree clippings adorn my Grandmother's sideboard framing my favorite tin nativity scene.
 It makes me so happy...
Hooper keeps her beautiful sideboard  very simple ....

 her mantle... not so much. But isn't it gorgeous? Driftwood, coral, garland, magnolia leaves, candles. It is over the top and pretty great! Also love the Norman Rockwell shot with the boys reading in the chair...

So for the past few years we have only used the ornaments the kids have made. 4 paper plate angels, 4 tongue depressor tiny baby Jesus, about 10 hand print reindeer,etc... There is no room for anything else and though our tree is a little Charlie Brownish- I LOVE IT and cannot imagine it any other way. (Especially with my new large colored retro bulbs!)

Hooper has a 2 story living room which allows for a very tall tree. Her kids ornaments are up along with all her other ornaments, starfish, ribbons and white lights. She has enough room for everything and it is stunning! Hooper's tree looks like it should be in a magazine. My tree looks like it should be in a Hallmark movie in the basement of a community center where all the children  discover the true meaning of Christmas by the end. Though our spaces are different, we both love the season and celebrating with our family and friends. 

speaking of celebrating...
Happy Birthday Hooper!

(you don't look a day over well, um, er....16.)

You are my kind, funny, beautiful friend and I am so thankful we are finally the same age again! Welcome to your late 30's! Yep, I said it... mid 30's are over. But 40 is still the new 20 so we have a lot to look forward to!
I hope you have a fabulous day and none of your presents are combined with Christmas!
L.Y.L.A.S. and...

Bye, bye Birdie,
~A

2 comments:

kerrie said...

I literally spit out my hot chocolate when I read the community center comment.

kerrie said...

I literally spit out my hot chocolate when I read the community center comment.

 
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