Friday, December 9, 2011

All Decorated!

Last year, we decorated our condo for Christmas for the first time. The year before, we opted to skip decorating for some reason. Probably because we were celebrating with our respective families, and figured with all the travel it wasn't worthwhile. But something was missing.


 Now that we're on to year two, we've begun to develop our own traditions, have decorations that hold meaning, and stretch out the season as long as possible. Yes, we began playing Christmas music before Thanksgiving.


Mr. Fix-Its Mom collected beautiful Christmas Village pieces over the years. Mr. Fix-It told his Dad that he would like a few for our home - and last weekend we picked out village pieces.


Mr. Fix-It spent over an hour assembling our village. I think it connected him to his childhood. 



So, the tree is trimmed, stockings are ready to be hung, and our home feels like Christmas.





Also, if you want to read a short series of posts about holidays and memories, click here. I briefly participated in a writing challenge last December, but I emotionally burnt myself out too early. If you enjoy writing or blogging, another writing challenge has launched this year. Perhaps I'll do a few this year too.

30 comments:

  1. Oh man!! Can you please come decorate our place?? Yours looks PHENOMENAL!! I love love love the ornaments along the cabinets! It's beautiful!!!!

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  2. Thanks, Sara! You're sweet. I'll let you know if I'm in the area - I'll swing by with ornaments! :)

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  3. Your place looks so amazing and festive!!

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  4. Your place looks so gorgeous. I love the creative ways you made every room festive!!

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  5. You did a great job decorating. It looks fantastic. And what a coincidence you have the exact same Nu├čknacker (nutcracker) standing next to your TV like I have. Sending you Seasons Greetings from Germany!

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  6. Amanda, your home looks beautiful! I love how there are little touches of Christmas in every corner... especially the lit garland in the kitchen! :o)

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  7. I am seriously fawning over that row of ornaments along the top of the shelving. Or whatever it's called. Regardless of my misuse of decor terminology, it's stunning!

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  8. These are SPECTACULAR! Seriously, these photos look like they're straight out of a magazine spread...simply stunning!

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  9. Your house looks so gorgeous with all the decorations! I'm so jealous!

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  10. Your house looks so gorgeous with all the decorations! I'm so jealous!

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  11. your holiday decor is breathtaking! I especially love the trimmings on your dining room light, and the ornaments on that shelf. Beautiful, beautiful job!

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  12. I absolutely adore your holiday decorations! It is so beautifullly and tastefully done! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. I also love the row of ornaments - so cute and whimsical!

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  14. Your home is absolutely GORGEOUS with all of the Christmas decorations! I love the row of ornaments on top of the shelves - it looks so festive!

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  15. beautiful decor! Serious admiration for your familia's skills.

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  16. LOVE the decor! And we totally have some of the same village houses (i.e. the Ritz and the Clock Shop)!

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  17. Beautiful job! Did you do anything special to keep the ornaments lined up on the ledge like that? So creative!

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  18. oh, it's truly a winter wonderland--so cozy and pretty!

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  19. Your home looks absolutely beautiful! Loving it :)

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