Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas at Kate's and Our Sweet Arrival

I thought I'd show you how I helped Kate decorate for her first Christmas last year in the little house they are renting.   She had no decorations but you all know that was ok cuz I have PLENTY!  I went thru my stuff and took over what I thought she'd like.  She is much more of a minimalist then me but she was happy with the things I brought.  Last year Kailyn was to little to understand Christmas, this year she got to help decorate their tree.  Kate told it me it was a lot like the commercial, (target maybe) where all the kids decorate the tree and all the ornaments are on the bottom.  Kailyn wanted to put all hers on the same branch!  Here are the photos, there's kind of a lot so be prepared!
 PS.  I'm having a problem with my line bar, some of the sentences describing the photos would not stay centered and would move all the way to the left, couldn't figure out the problem after fooling with it for a couple of hours.  ( Now as I'm typing this, it's working, I give up)!
Kate's entryway
I got this little table at a neighborhood yard sale for $7.00 the year
Kate and Josh moved into their little house.  I knew they'd love it!

The glass on this yard sale picture, bought for the frame, broke so I flipped the print over and
taped this Hobby Lobby Christmas scrap book paper to the back of the photo 

I got the mirror coat hook at the goodwill for $7.99, made the banner from sale scrap book
paper from Hobby Lobby and made the mittens with ribbon and fabric she picked out

Every thing on the fireplace is from me except the antlers and picture 
I got these stockings at Kohl's the year before after Christmas at 90% off
they were $1.49 each, the glass initials were also half off at Kohl's

This buffet was  given to Kate by my BF, she found it on the side of the road in perfect shape
It fit in the nook next to her fireplace perfectly.   The mirror I got at a yard sale for $5.00 and then painted it black to go with her things.  Every thing here is from me except the  antlers used in the middle, those were Josh's.

Kate used the tree that they found in the attic when they moved in
I got her the bow and skirt on sale at Hobby Lobby
The black and white landscape photos, (the other is behind the tree)
I got at a yard sale for $ 3.00s each
Lamp is a brass one sprayed white and the table was oak, I
painted black, both yard sale finds for under $5.00 each
One of Josh's antler racks decorated for Christmas

Baby's lst Christmas ornament from Hallmark for Kailyn 

Kailyn's baby shoes


The Christmas table runner I got on sale at Hobby Lobby last year, the tray and glass hurricane are yard sale finds.

My sister gave me 2 of these by mistake so I took the ornaments to the mall, flipped them over and had their name put on the front, forgetting to take the moose and have their last name put on.  I'm going to do that this year along with having Sarah Kate's name on the last ornament.

These 2 photos are of Kailyn last year at Christmas, in both she was 16 months old

 Last year visiting Santa

 Kailyn this year visiting Santa

Till next time.........

P. S.  She's here!!  I made it home before Sarah Kate decided it was time to join us for the Holidays!
She was born at 9 am, Monday, December 8th, weighing 7lbs and 13ozs.  Her entrance caused quite a bit of drama and trauma,  will get into that more later but all was fine.  Here are a couple of photos, will have more later.

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