We had a wonderful Christmas with our family. Everyone came to our home on Christmas Eve for lots of good food and our family gift exchange. There are 17 of us in our family, plus this year we also had 4 new guests – our teenage granddaughters brought boyfriends. They were all adorable and fit right in. Two of the girls and their boyfriends came early and helped get everything ready – it was great to have extra help. On Christmas Day we all went to my parents’ home for dinner. Not all of my siblings and their families were able to be there, but we did have a nice time with the 29 that came.
All of my Christmas decorations have been put away and I am working on changing some of my every day displays. I still have a lot to do, but wanted to share what I have done so far.
Since I didn’t get around to posting any of my Christmas decorating, I thought I would show a few Christmas photos, as the before pictures, and then show you some changes I have made.
I didn’t get a picture of the entire TV cabinet so I will show the three areas I photographed – before.
After - I removed the pewter and rearranged my crocks – this is what I came up with.
Santa Display on old book case – before.
I like to use these shelves to display my Santas, but I have not been able to come up with an everyday display that I liked for these shelves until this one. I asked my hubby to cut some plate grooves in the shelving and it turned out just as I wanted.
After - I moved my pewter collection from the TV cabinet to these shelves and I love it.
The top of my green dry sink – before.
Pegboard and bench in entry – before.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying these last few days of 2011.