It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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I know, I know…’s not even Thanksgiving yet but for me, the season begins early in November (the day after Halloween!).  That way, I can take my time and really enjoy the magic of the season!


I begin November 1st

with my tree!


IMG_6168It gets set up and we enjoy it with only its lights for about a week.  I just love the glow it gives the room, and…

It just gets me in the mood!


Then I work on the mantel


It’s fun to look back at mantel decorations from years past…..

Christmas Mantel 2010….


Christmas Mantel 2012….


Christmas Mantel 2013….


Details on this years mantel to come!


When the next weekend rolls around, we decorate the tree!


In the spirit of “keeping things real”, one of the light strands went out near the top! Why does it never go out at the bottom??  I shall be fixing that straight away!



Of course, one thing leads to another and I added some more “bling” to the top!



Had to share one of my most precious ornaments….a hand painted baby on an EGG!


I’ve had this egg for over 20 years and even with all the military moves, this little egg is still in tact!  I call that a miracle!

Just a little more “Christmasness“!


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I’m finishing up the game room and bedrooms so there’s more “Christmasness” to come!!


Wishing all you a blessed season!!



  1. Beautiful, Angela!! I just can’t wait ti get started!!


  2. Hi Angela. I’m working on mine too. I just started on Saturday. Planning to put a little touch or two in every bedroom because we’ll be having lots of company. The tree is in the main hallway which sounds odd but it works with this floor plan. Your tree is so pretty! Love those teardrop ornaments and did you notice the pretty reflection on the wood floor?

  3. Just spectacular…hope to get my tree up after Thanksgiving…

  4. It’s beautiful Angela! And it looks like you have a perfect spot to showcase it too!

  5. You’re finishing up and I am just starting. Everything looks gorgeous! Love your beautiful tree!

  6. Danni@SiloHillFarm :

    It’s all so pretty Angela! How many lights do you put on your tree? It’s gorgeous!

  7. You have been pretty busy yourself girl! WOW your home is looking all decked out. Can’t wait to see that porch!

  8. Everything is beautiful! Just what I needed to get me excited about putting my theme together for the holidays.

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