Monday, December 05, 2005

festive

I took it upon myself this weekend to make our little abode a bit more festive. Our decorating centers mainly around general winter and Hanukkah touches, which works for me because I love snowmen and they are fairly non-religious.





Winter Welcome!







Look at all our snow! I looked out the bathroom windows this morning into a winter wonderland.



I love seeing all the trees traced with snow. I believe that nothing could be more beautiful than a fresh snowfall on bare limbs.



Snowpeople in the windows!










Snowflakes! Those buggers dropped silver glitter all over my house as I went from room to room hanging them in the windows.





I found glitter on my forehead this morning, and some of it even ended up on my desk at work!









Okay, so the candy cane candle isn't really for Hanukkah, but I bought it as a Christmas gift for a friend, and then accidentally left it by the radiator. EEK! The side facing away from the camera is all melted and deformed, so we decided to use it anyway ; )


















We even have white lights outside and silver ribbons with glittery snowflakes on each outside light. The white lights aren't really for Hanukkah either, but since my parents are spending Christmas at our house due to my work schedule, Josh decided he could live with the newly renamed Hanukkah lights.





And yes, those are pumpkins that are still outside from Halloween.








I initially went outside with my scissors and ribbons and no gloves to tie the ribbons into bows and attach them to the lamp post and railings. And when I'd lost the feeling in my fingers within 30 seconds, I realized that perhaps I should tie the bows inside and come outside to just attach them to the railings. It worked a little better. I'd advise you not to do the same thing if you decorate outside.

Anyone else decorating these days?

12 comments:

R H said...

You might not believe this, but I've got the same candle-style light fitting. The only difference I can see is that mine is ceramic, and flower patterned.

It's summer here. Very hot. And so you'll be amused to know that all our Christmas cards here feature snow scenes, as do our decorations. Santa strolls around in his heavy red suit in 100 degree heat. Christmas lunch is roast turkey, followed by steaming plum pudding. Meanwhile the dog out in the yard digging a hole to crawl into.

ccw said...

Ha! I love the pumpkins, I actually rolled my in the front door over the weekend because it was snowing and the neighbors have Christmas lights on their house.

I am decorating up a storm because I am obsessed with Christmas much like you with Halloween.

academic coach said...

and your blog design is so very festive - the fall theme will keep us warm this winter.

Girl said...

I dragged up all my Christmas decorations from the basement this morning, and then realized that if I put them up, I will have to take them down before I leave on December 20. My roommate is having a Hanukkah party on Jan 1 and I won't be back until the 2nd. Last year, when Hanukkah was before Christmas, I was banned from putting ANYTHING up until after her party. Which gave me about 3 days to enjoy it before leaving for the holidays.

I understand that this is all moot as long as I am being culturally accepting...except that she is a card-carrying, bible banging, concervative Christian!! Her dad converted from Judiasm when he married her mom and apparently they celebrated some of the customs, and for that, my Christmas decor is banished!

Gawdessness said...

yes, I will be doing decorating.
Right after I get better.
Been doing a lot of decorating in my mind though!

Suzanne said...

Not yet! It's on my list, though. I did hang wreaths up outside yesterday, which have since fallen about 10 times.

I love your glittery snowflakes.

HipMamaB said...

Yes! We went this weekend and got a GIANT TREE totally by accident! It's HUGE. But it was fun to decorate. And I made my husband hang lights outside. But alas, no beautiful snow..

Laura said...

So i love your blog. Don't worry I am all decked out for christmas but yes still have the hay bale and pumpkins on my porch. you are not alone. It is freezing here in Utah too. I just made a post about it on my blog check it out. Freaking freezing!!!

Ninotchka said...

LOVE IT!

Running2Ks said...

I love this. A winter-nakkah celebration. Very adorable.

And such "realistic" snow (LOL!)

Pumpkins are totally the right touch, if they are frozen solid ;)

We've still to decorate the Christmas tree. The Hanukkah one is done. The menorah is up.

Chris said...

I haven't decorated yet, aside from the Advent wreath whose candles we light and read by every night.

The Daring One said...

Everything looks beautiful. Have I mentioned I want to come live at your house?

Hanukkah lights are perfectly acceptable, I think.

To quote Adam Sandler, "Hanukkah is a festival of lights" so there you go? :)