It was fun decorating for Christmas in the mountains this year, and although I have much of the same things, everything is in a new place. I turned on some festive shows while I decorated, and of course, I chose the Hallmark channel. ; )
My favorite Hallmark Christmas show this year is A Timeless Christmas. Charles Whitley travels from 1903 to 2020 where he meets Megan Turner. The show also tells a story of an antique clock, and I love antiques and treasures from the past. To me, Megan is a timeless beauty, and I still believe in that.
I decorated my mantel this year in white and silver, as I could possibly have a White Christmas for the first time this year.
One of Nel's favorite things about the house is the three tier shelves that are built into the pine paneling. It was perfect this year for my elves.
Here's some more decorating.
Nel and Jess spent the day without the little ones in the Disney cabin drinking hot apple cider and just relaxing. I've seen this tree before a few years ago when I visited, and it's wonderful. I think it's important for moms to spend some time around big people now and then, so they can be refreshed again to take care of their little people.
I was surprised to find so many cute things for Christmas here in the mountains. I always wrap my presents in a distinctive way so everyone knows it's from me. And this year I went with candy cane wrapping!
I don't put fancy bows or ribbons on my packages, only a big black initial at the bottom to let them know who it's for. I will never give up this tradition as it started with my Mom. I remember the kids being so excited Christmas morning when they looked under the tree for the present with the black initial that was for them.
Aren't these the cutest Hershey's Kisses Santa Hats?
Do you ever crave the McDonald's Egg McMuffin and coffee? I do. Yes, there's a McDonald's in this mountain town, and I drove through the other day. Look at the cute holiday cups that are out. Enjoy the season!