12/19/08

Decorated.

Sorry for the anticipation...against the odds, we did get our tree both up and decorated, and it looks lovely. For those who have been fearing for our vintage ornaments ;) ......the tree is shut out in the mudroom. This was the perfect solution. It's visible and lit at night from the outside, which makes it very nice to approach the house. It's also in the cold (there's no heating in the mudroom), which helps it to last longer. And, of course, QQ can only get to it if we open the inner door and escort her out there. It's really ideal.
We've had a couple of deep freezes lately in Denver - the first one hit an 113-year record for cold. Denver is usually pretty mild in the winter (I know that most people don't realize that). The nice thing about the deep freezes (though they keep me cooped up inside, and I get a little crazy) is that if you open the inner door from the livingroom, the heat from the inside hits the bitter cold from the outside, and all the windowpanes instantly frost up. It's a lovely effect, and I've learned to use it to my advantage!
Sweet, no?
It's so pretty with all those ferns and blooms of frost on the vintage glass.
Happy Holidays, everyone! OX

5 comments:

kerri said...

Beautiful..
I love the butterflies on the tree!
Hugs for QQ, enjoy this special first Christmas...

kris said...

looks amazing Maia... like... Christmas :O)

weirdly brought tears to my eyes. my house just looks like my house. couldn't get it together this year.

Yoli said...

Happy Holidays Maia, to you and yours. Lovely serene pictures.

Heather said...

It is beautiful! Every once in a while I miss the snow and this post made me miss it.

I hope your first Christmas as a family of three is perfect.

Virginia and Doug said...

it all looks so wintry and beautiful! Merry Christmas...
I know this year will be extra special for your family =)