Here are just a few "teaser" photos for you....Let your imagination run wild!! Just so you will know, I put up TONS of trees at my house. There's usually one tree in pretty much every room, big or small. I have different themes for each room. My favorite room is the kitchen!! I have been collecting gingerbread decor ever since I was married, 23 years ago this December. I have a HUGE-MONGOUS collection of gingerbread items!! Every year, I try to get creative and arrange them in different ways and add a few new pieces here and there. I found a few really cute gingerbread men and ornaments this year that I made centerpieces out of.... Here's a sneak peek!!!
This little guy and his friend are going on the island...the kitchen is always a gingerbread/cookie/candy theme!
These gingerbread friends will be on the table with some of their friends!! What a cute couple!
Our biggest family tradition is collecting Cookies for Santa plates. We get a new one every year. Haven't found one yet this year.....we usually have one by now!! This is only a smidge of my collection. I treausure these plates more than any other Christmas decoration I own. Each one was picked out by myself and the children, starting in 1993 when I just had two sweet little boys...Now I have four sweet little/big boys and a precious daughter. How our collection and family have grown!!! I can't wait to start putting out our plates!!
And finally, another of my treasured gingerbread collectibles....a gingerbread palace!! All of the gingerbread trees on the sides came from BIG LOTS over the years!!!! Can't wait to see what they have this year!
Call me CRAZY, but I love, love, love Christmas decorating!! Anyone else getting started like me? I just want to enjoy it as long as possible. I'll be starting to DECK THE HALLS this weekend!!!!