Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Decorations

I finally pulled my sick body off of the couch and finished up my Christmas decorating. I sound so full of the Christmas spirit, don't I? I put up what I felt like doing, and left the rest (about half) in the boxes. It's no fun putting up decorations when you feel nasty so I only used what I really liked and will be able to stand looking at until February because that's probably how long it's all gonna stay up at this rate. Here's some pics of it all:
You know when you buy something on clearance the day after Christmas and you put it away and forget about it? Then you open up the box a year later and you are totally surprised?
That's what happened with these flower lights. Actually I don't even remember getting them. But I LOVE them. Good job, me from last year!
This over sized ornament is my fave thing this year. The were on sale at Target for a steal and I got two.
I hung it on my Eiffel tower.
Here's the other one. The awesome Jamie Poulsen GAVE me this mirror! Sweet girl. Thanks Jamie!
The only nativity scene I have is one my mom gave me. It's the one we had in our house growing up. I think her mom got it in a hardware store in Montana. So bourgeois!
The only place I could find space to display it was scattered on my ledges.

***Update: This is what my mom has to say about the origin of the nativity set: "My mom saw the nativity scene at Graham and Ross in Great Falls, Montana in 1961. I think it was Italian. She waited until the price went down just before Christmas and paid $3.97 for it.

She set it out spread around the house and moved the shepherds and the wise men and their animals closer and closer day by day until everybody was all together on Christmas day. Merry Christmas!"

Cute story, huh? I'm totally going to do the spreading them out and bringing them closer and closer until Christmas thing. I had no idea my grandma did that.

There's only about a million Christmas crafts I have been wanting to try but they are gonna have to wait until next year. I just don't have the Christmas crafting bug. Shocker! I know. Non-stop nausea will do that to a gal.

7 comments:

Adele Heslington said...

I was in the same place last year. I didn't put my tree up until 5 days before christmas. It was awful last year. I think you are doing great! And your decorations look perfect! I hope you aren't sick for too long. I am praying for a healthy pregnacy for you. Hang in there

Magi said...

I love that nativity scene, keep it forever and don't ever replace it!!!!!

Your Mother said...

My mom saw the nativity scene at Graham and Ross in Great Falls, Montana in 1961. I think it was Italian. She waited until the price went down just before Christmas and paid $3.97 for it.

She set it out spread around the house and moved the shepherds and the wise men and their animals closer and closer day by day until everybody was all together on Christmas day. Merry Christmas!

Brenay Family said...

Your decorations for Holidays amaze me! I only wish I was so crafty! Want to come decorate my house all cute like?! :)

Jamie said...

I need you to come to my house and make it look cute. I love that awesomely huge mirror. IT looks great!

Godfrey Family said...

Looks very cute Alys! You've got fab decorating skills. We need to have Rex over to play soon. I will give you call.

Lil Beck said...

Dude, trust me I wish I could take that yucky nausea from you....BUT

WHERE THE HECK IS THE ALYS CHRISTMAS TREE?????!!!!!!!

That's what I tell people when I make excuses for being a grinch; I say, well my sister Alys always has a beautiful tree, so that sort of counts....

Can you at least post pictures of Magi's tree, and SAY it's yours?