Friday, December 23, 2011

our first Christmas decorations.

I'm going to show you some of our Christmas decorations for this year! I LOVE decorating for Christmas and have been overjoyed to display them for our first holiday season. :)

The centerpiece on our table - made by a precious relative of mine, Mrs. Kim Woodall! She's SO talented. I love the milk glass base for the tree.



My mom gave me that Joy nativity this year so I could have my first nativity scene. Her mom gave her one for her first married Christmas. Maybe one day I can give my daughter one! My middle name was Joy so that's why it's so prevalent in our household. It's also an excellent reminder of the joy we have through Christ too of course!

The sweet picture in the frame came from one of my favorite stores The Nest


The gold snowman is holding a flower that a homeless man made for me out of leaves on our honeymoon. I have those candles (also from The Nest) out all of the time, but now they're surrounded by ornaments and Christmas tree candles. They're sitting in a tray that Josh and Danielle gave us from their trip to Thailand. So special!


I LOVE this Christmas carol candles. Yes, they're from The Nest, too! 



This ornament is from Hawaii (obviously). We want to collect ornaments from all of the states we visit...we never knew that we'd get to go to Hawaii so soon in our marriage! God had some crazy awesome plans for us this year. :) And yes....I accidentally made Jordan the girl turtle. Sorry, Jordan.


One of my best friends and bridesmaids Morgan gave me this ornament last year. :) I was so excited to finally get to use it!


These next two are from my mom. So pretty and special. 



Granma and Grandaddy Shelley gave us these last year. How cute!


My sister in law Anna gave Jordan this from China. I honestly have no idea what it means but I'm sure it's something nice.


Here's the Jesse tree from my mother in law that I talked about yesterday. 





On top of our fridge - some pretty ornaments on a cake plate. 


Our Christmas card holder on our pantry door. The Shelleys have a tradition of taking turns reading their different Christmas cards they've received out loud and then praying for the people in them. We are definitely going to be doing this as well. :)


On our coffee table I have a burlap table runner, a cake plate, another one of those Christmas carol candles, and some ice skating birds. So cute!



Had to hang some mistletoe of course! :) I love that sign that I ordered off Etsy, but it came in really late so I couldn't use it for the wedding. I was not pleased. Therefore I'm not going to tell you who made it, haha. Still love it though.


Love these sparkly ornaments and birds' nests!


This little shepherd is so sweet. That was also made by the amazing Kim Woodall!


This sleigh with ornaments in it and greenery is on top of our medicine cabinet above our toilet. 


This is also in our bathroom. Our bathroom is already gray, red, and black - so the extra pops of red added a lot!

Yes, this is a snowman nativity scene. Complete with a little snowman baby Jesus. I know this is kinda weird. But I like it.


And last but not least - our first Christmas tree! It turned out perfectly. I adore that smell of a real Christmas tree when we walk in. It was so fun to pick it out with my man!




MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!



Ashley

8 comments:

  1. Your ENTIRE house looks so Christmas-y and beautiful!! I love it :) Already gave me some ideas for our NEXT Christmas lol! The "Joy" nativity scene is one of the prettiest I have ever seen- I seriously love it!

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  2. your red ornament says "fu" = blessing

    福 (not sure if your computer can see that character...if it's just a wacko symbol ignore it)

    Your decorations are beautiful! - Danielle

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  3. Beautiful ornaments and decorations! :) Have a very Merry Christmas!

    Much Love!

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  4. You two have done such a great job decorating..love it all! What a cozy and inviting feel to your home. There is something so special about the first Christmas in your own place and you have made it something to treasure. Proud of you!

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  6. Well Ashley....I can definitely tell you inherited your mother's decorating gene! Great job and thanks for sharing!!! Love you girl!!

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  7. Beautiful sweetie! You two have a beautiful environment in which to rejoice in the birth of our precious Savior. We miss you both already! Love you!

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  8. I LOVE ALL YOUR DECORATIONS!!!! I love the stuff you have from the nest they're cute. I also love your snowman nativity scene I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

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