This is our first year having a real, live Christmas tree. It's an absolutely gorgeous Frasier fir tree that is so tall and full and smells wonderful!
Douglas had to snip a few of the lowest branches off, so I have been using the extra greenery for decorating around the house. I bought an advent wreath frame on clearance last year after Christmas, and this year I've been able to fill it in with fir branches, dried orange slices, and pinecones.
A little Nutcracker vignette. It's the only use my poor pointe shoes are getting these days!
A Jesse tree in our dining room, decorated by little hands.
Winter-y/Christmas books for reading. I love the vintage Little Golden book I found at a used bookstore for a dollar!
Douglas, the resident gardener, is forcing some narcissus bulbs. I don't think they'll be quite ready by Christmas Day, but they'll be a welcome whiff of spring come January.