The house is fully decorated now. I love Christmas! I have many cherished decorations which get ceremoniously displayed each year. By far, my favorite, favorite is a hand carved and hand painted wooden Santa which I got while on a church missions trip to Russia a few years ago. I paid 2250 rubles for it (about $70 US). Notice the penny I've placed at the bottom of the photo for scale. Amazing detail- truly a work of art! I am amazed and humbled when I think of the hours that went into creating this beautiful piece.
I have had a collection of Santas for many years now, and he was definitely a fantastic addition.
The stockings are hung from the staircase, instead of the mantle...
(Our dog, Daisy, has her own stocking, of course....)
And for the first time, I have my very own little Christmas tree in my studio- so cute!