Saturday We managed to get my daughter to her new friends home. Met her family, very nice people. They had their home all decorated for the holidays. Villages and their tree up in the home and lights and blowups in the yard. So hubby and I hurried home to start ours. We worked on the outside first. The weather was quite warm, so that was the day to start. I got the front idea from our Christmas Town visit last weekend. I loved this look....
So we purchase a Giant Nutcracker that lights up at night and during the day just looks good. I had color lights garland and we place color light along the railing. All we needed was the candy cane ribbon. I worked inside the house that evening. Mostly in the kitchen on my Snowman theme. I did put some glowing color balls on the Living Room tree and put all the three trees on the main floor on a remote for turning them on and off.
My daughter had her BF over for Hanukkah celebrations. We had Latkes and Olive oil and herb breaded Beef roast. They played dreidel a little before we took him home.
Sunday was Church day. We saw the Family and Critter. They had been away last weekend. Checked our calender for upcoming events, added some. Had lunch together and then went our separate ways. My family stopped off at a couple stores to look for the candy cane ribbon and decorations. Picked up a few. I worked on getting the platforms ready for the villages to go up this week. As well as planing furniture arrangement for the Family room. I will be putting the Family tree up down there. Each room has a different theme. The Living room is an Old Fashion Rockwell Christmas. Solarium has the Villages and outdoorsy feel, Winter Wonderland I will call it. Our Dinning room is the Reindeer room and candy cane. Kitchen is Snowman village. In the family room It is Santa and a family tree complete with all those ornaments made by our daughter and family members through out the years . Ones purchase through travels as well as all the wooden ones from years gone by. It's a Memory tree. With the fireplace in that room, the Santa feeling is really there.
The decorations has begun here. I'm hoping to be done by next week. To post photo's of the rooms.
So how was your weekend?
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