There are so many "firsts" when you move into a new house . . . or maybe they just feel bigger when you have lived in your previous home for thirty-five years.
So now we are celebrating our first Christmas here at Pineapple House!
All new spaces to decorate!
It was a little overwhelming at first. It felt like a whole new game, and I am s-l-o-w even on a good day. But with the incentive of a busy week ahead, we blitzed it on Thanksgiving weekend as Bing Crosby crooned in the background.
As at The Farmhouse, I keep my Christmas decorating simple. Lots of natural elements (even though lots of the "natural" elements are faux ~smile~) and candles and white lights. Keeping a similar style, it all kind of fell into place.
Come along with me for a little tour of Pineapple House dressed for Christmas...
I knew I'd need a taller/bigger tree for our new living room. In the small Farmhouse living room, we had a "pencil tree" which was perfect for the space. But it would have been dwarfed in the Pineapple House living room. I saw a new tree at Target (I know, shocker) that I liked, but I didn't want to spend that much.
The Sunday before Thanksgiving, I mentioned it to Ron. He had been looking at the Sunday ads and informed me that all of the Christmas trees in Target's "Wondershop" were half price! We immediately got up and went to Target, hoping that "our" tree was in the Wondershop (and wondering what the Wondershop was). It was!
Kati recently made this little bird from a pajama shirt that had been Ron's father's. Some year, it may be on the Christmas tree, but this year, it is hanging in a more noticeable place.
You caught me sneaking in an adorable grandchild photo, didn't you?
The sideboard is the focal point in the dining room.
Ryan brought us this beautiful nativity made of olive wood from his trip to Israel last January.
Festive nooks and crannies in the kitchen...
The sun porch was a fun space to decorate! We put Ron's tree and our former kitchen tree on the porch, trimmed with white lights only. It has been too cold to go out there to sit, but we can see it from the kitchen windows, from the living room, and as we turn into our street, so we have enjoyed it nonetheless. And if there's a warm day, we'll be sure to take our coffee out and sit a spell!
Thanks for joining us in celebrating our first Christmas at Pineapple House! How I wish all of my blog friends could stop by. We would share a cup of coffee or tea, listen to Bekah play glorious Christmas music on the piano, and rejoice in Him who has brought us eternal hope!
There shall be a root of Jesse;
And He who shall rise to reign over the Gentiles,
In Him the Gentiles shall hope.