All Decked Out

It’s been a process for almost a week in our house.  I had to harass Angry Husband about our ornaments and decorations.  They were all up in the rafters of our garage. Angry Husband went out of town for work, the week after Thanksgiving. Angry Husband just got  a promotion and he works in retail. The Holiday Season is busy for us.

garagetotes

Angry Toddler was very excited about finding all the decorations.  Of course, we have no real organization. The lights are mixed up with the ornaments. There’s wrapping paper in between everything. I try and label everything. Then, December 26th comes along, Angry Husband drags out the totes, and starts tossing things in. I have no clue on what we have.  We decided to not put outside decorations up this year. When we started decorating, it was pouring rain.

angrytoddlersbedroom

Angry Toddler received this bed for Christmas two years ago.  My mom also purchased the Holiday bedding from Pottery Barn Kids to go along with it.  They come out with a new Holiday bedding design every year. I laughed when my bloggy friend, Sasha, did this post.  I had to comment that, we were one of those dumb families with Holiday bedding.  Hey, I didn’t buy it!

christmastree

We got our “faux tree” up and decorated.  We have to have a fake tree because I’m asthmatic and would be a complete snot mess.  The ornaments are pretty random.  I did manipulate my mom into giving me some of my grandma’s ornaments this year. She passed away five years ago, and my mom forgot that the boxes of ornaments were in the garage.  I collect ornaments also. And some have been given to me by my grandmother, and friends.

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Aren’t these ornaments cute? I think so!

diningroomholidays

Last but not least, here’s a picture of our festive dining room.  The table runner is awesome-ly random. It’s quilted, and a horrible Santa print. It was probably a gift. I’m on the hunt for a new one. The ornament decorations are from Target, their after Christmas, 50% off sale.  Notice something shiny and pretty under the quilted table runner? Oh, yea, that’s my awesome new dining room table. It even had a leaf underneath to expand it out bigger. How cool is that! Oh, I will probably get a zillion questions about where I got it? It’s the Verona set from World Market. It sells out a lot, but I got a rain check for it and waited. I hunted for the perfect table for over a year.

And if you want to see the entire story about our decorating adventure? Check out the story on whrrl.

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester

6 comments
Katie
Katie

It looks great. I love your toddler's bedding!

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

I love his bedding! OMG so cute!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I love this post-- I especially love the comment you wrote on the Santa hula ornament picture "Not just a blog theme"-- too funny! And you know, I would use holiday-themed bedding if I could find some! ~Elizabeth http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

Sasha
Sasha

I agree that it's totally OK to have PBK seasonal bedding as long as grandma bought it. Grandparents can throw their money around however they want and I'll never judge! Your house looks great BTW.

Miss Dot
Miss Dot

I love your Christmas decorations! That Santa ornament is hilarious :D Visiting from SITS!

Sophia's Mom
Sophia's Mom

Your dining room looks great! I love it!!! And my tree doesn't have a topper either. I have actually managed to convince myself that a topper would actually ruin the look :) Thanks for visiting my blog! And did I mention I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog look!