A tour of my favorite Christmas decorations.

I hope everyone’s having a lovely holiday season! 🙂

Things here are great. I’ve spent most of the day baking cookies, which is always fun.

I thought I would take some time out to share a few of my favorite Christmas decorations with you all. I always enjoy seeing everyone else’s!

As with everything else, I try to keep things simple when it comes to how heavily we decorate around here. These days, we pretty much stick with just the tree and a few outdoor lights. The apartment we moved to this year doesn’t have a balcony, though, and our windows aren’t really visible, so…Steve strung the lights inside, instead. I love the effect, and kind of wish we could leave them up all year :).

Xmas lights 2017

Please pay no attention to the breakfast tacos and assorted clutter covering my coffee table. Thank you! 🙂

We’ve been using clothes pins to hang our Christmas cards from the lights as they arrive.

Christmas cards image 2017

Here’s our tree. It’s fake and I bought it at Target for twenty dollars seventeen years ago. I’d say I’ve gotten my money’s worth!

Xmas tree 2017

For minimalists, we sure do have a lot of presents under the tree :O.

And now for a few of my favorite ornaments.

A couple of cute Santas:

Winnie the Pooh is very popular around here.

I also have a lot of baking themed ornaments. A lot of these are from the Hallmark “Season’s Treatings” collection, but I don’t have the whole set.

measuring cup 2017

The world’s teeniest measuring cup, spatula, whisk, and measuring spoons.

gingerbread man 2017

I love gingerbread people and houses! I found this little fabric one at Target a few years ago. Isn’t he cute?

This year I also hung these pot-holders on the fridge. I’m not sure what year they’re from, but they’re pretty old. They were my grandmother’s.

potholders 2017

And last but not least, my star tree-topper, which came from the Dollar Store the same year as the tree, 2000. Not bad for a two dollar purchase!

star 2017

What are some of your favorite holiday decorations? Have you had them forever and a day, like I have? 😉

Happy holidays, y’all!