I decided to change the header photo on my blog over the weekend. So I ran around my house in my pj's and snapped a few shots of the things I had already put out for the holidays. I think I do some of my best photographic work before I'm dressed actually! ;-)
Some of the items will stay right where I shot them, others will be moved when I actually drag all of the big bins out of the garage this week and begin the task of decorating my house for the holidays.
I also added a whole bunch of Christmas music to my play list on my sidebar. I've included some time worn favorites from my own childhood. But I tried to include a few new versions of the classics to try and spice it up a little, I hope you enjoy the tunes!
I love cotton ribbon, well any ribbon actually. I found all of these at Michaels.
This snowflake glass ornament came from a local shop and it looks so pretty when the light hits it. It's a little bit heavy but I still think I'll try and hang it on my tree, I think it will be beautiful with Christmas lights dancing all around it!
I did a story for a holiday magazine last year and the homeowner had decorated several trees in their home all in various themes. One of the trees was dripping in glass icicles, and I vowed I would buy some if I ever came across any. I found these at Studio Three in La Plata and I bought every one they still had left after their open house...I wish I could have gotten a few more!
I have spreaders for nearly every holiday. I've collected the ones pictured above over the years, and after Christmas I will switch these out for my snowman spreaders. I keep them in a vintage glass container that belonged to my mother, and they sit on top of the hutch in my kitchen, ready to spread a little lemon curd on a scone!