Monday, December 21, 2009
This is our living room decorated with the slim (cheap $25) Christmas tree I bought from Target. I think this year I will try leaving the lights on it when I put it in storage - so it becomes a "pre-lit" tree. I apologize that this photo isn't as sharp as it should be - I took it not using the flash but was too lazy to get the tripod out. It's amazing how a little movement can take a photo out of focus at low light. But I think the mood is nice and hopefully I will get better at taking photos. The book case behind the tree is our "pride and joy" - a solid teak danish book unit with ladder - that we purchased as a house warming gift to ourselves when we moved into our 2nd home (the one before this one). I don't think we could afford one of these now they are very pricey. The wicker chair is one of a pair handed down from my paternal grandparents.
Here's another view of our family room fireplace mantel all aglow by tree lights and a fire.
And finally our kitchen at night with just the under counter lights on (hubby purchased and installed the lights for me!). I purchased the "Merry Christmas" sign at a local craft fair for only $12 because it was a little worn (normally went for $25). I hope to reverse it and use the other side during non-holiday times - just have to figure out what saying I want.
Hope you enjoyed touring our home in the glow of the night!