Pretty Christmas Windows


Merry 7th of December!

This could be my kitchen window but it's not. 
I like the simplicity of this window display. 

I love all the black-and-white Buffalo checks - I have not yet tired of it.




This is just a window - not necessarily a kitchen window. I have to have a window over my sink or it's a no-go. Anyway, I like this display. 
Again, simple elegance. 





Another window that is not mine. Simple, not that flashy or gaudy. 

Lovely!





Very pretty but I must admit, my kitchen is a working kitchen. The only time it looks this good is when company is coming. It's not like we are slobs or anything, but sometimes some things that should be put away, remain on the counter. 

Plus where would I prepare? 
Not enough space for me. 




Another simple display. I tend to gravitate toward a more simple look. When the kids were little it would be all in red - with Santas and snowmen and gingerbread houses. I also had a daycare in my home, so I decorated always with children in mind. 

I remember my neighbors and daycare parents would call my house,
 the Christmas House. 


It's not that festive-looking anymore. 




Now, instead of Santas and Gingerbread houses, I go for more wintery things that I can bring in from nature. I will be bringing in some cuttings from the incense cedar tree to place around. 

I also prefer white lights to colored lights. 
I love the soft glow of a white Christmas light. 




I guess we are always changing. I know when I get out those decorations, they don't always go where they went the year before, except for the Nativities - they always go on a certain bookshelf.  And the red paper mache Santa boots my boys made in the first grade (or was it kindergarten?) 






For 39 years they have had their special place 
on the top of my china cabinet. 





Our police department sent out safety tips for Christmas. The usual things, like when you are out shopping, park under a light - don't store packages in sight - the newest tip suggested not to display the Christmas Tree in front of a window with wrapped gifts due to the potential of a home break-in. Fortunately, I have yet to hear of a home break-in, near us. That's not to say it couldn't ever happen. 





Laydee - the big bad dog of the neighborhood. Can you tell? 


Of course, we will do what we want anyway - we do have an alarm system

 plus we have a vicious dog. 

I'm confident she would not allow anyone into the house. She is friendly with those she recognizes, anyone else is a threat. 





Meanwhile...


The husband blew the leaves; used up all the containers, (garbage comes today), and had to stop. No complaining - that's Fall. Those trees shelter us from the hot summers and they are simply not ready to give up their leaves just because the calendar says we are in the Christmas season.  

By the end of December, the leaves should be gone. 


The husband brought in the tree and he's putting it together. We pulled the recliner to the side and he won't be able to recline fully till the tree is gone. I hope it doesn't look off-kilter - I also have started sprinkling Christmas decor around - 

There are so many pieces I still enjoy. 

I don't want a cluttered look - cozy yes but not cluttered.  

We're playing both Christmas/Hanukkah music performed by Marty Goetz. 

Enjoy! 









 

27 comments:

  1. I really needed to see these pretty windows this morning to remind myself that people do like ot decorate for Christmas, I have 3 daughters and not one of them have the Christmas spirit they don't decorate only one has a Christmas tree and they don't get that I feel sad over that and they don't get that, they can't understand why it makes me feel sad. So I thank you for brightening my morning

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    1. Aww Jo-Anne I'm happy these Christmas windows gave you some joy. I may be cutting out a lot of Christmas decor, I will always have something up - most definitely those red Santa boots!

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  2. Love Marty Goetz’s music!

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  3. Nice to see all the pretty windows.
    I have a big box window over my sink. Right now I have a tiny lit Christmas tree there, plus a few pieces of my gramma's pink depression glass and blue mason jars.

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  4. Bob blew leaves again today and said he hoped this was the end!
    I like simple, wintery and white lights too. The boots are a treasure!

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  5. Back when I had a large house I did a lot more decorating for Christmas. Like you, the vast majority of the items had a different home each year.

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    1. My place is small - I think my Christmas decor multiplies during the summer months!

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  6. Lovely windows! I don't really have windows that I can decorate. No real windowsills because there are two sets of windows...it's weird. And I rarely open the blinds in my kitchen windows because it overlooks the street and people would be looking in at me standing there cooking or washing dishes as they pass by. I wish my kitchen windows overlooked the pond, but I would have to turn the house around. LOL. I enjoyed your post and reading what you are thinking and doing. I love those red Santa boots, especially because they are so sentimental. Really sweet memories, I am sure. Yes, we have lots of little brown live oak tree leaves and tons of acorns. They are still falling, so we wait until they are done to try and get rid of them. Not something either of us are up to right now. So we shall see.
    Take care my friend and enjoy your pretty days and preparation for Christmas and also Hanukkah .

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    1. Lace Curtains! on a tension rod! easy to put in place, people can't see in but you can see out.

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    2. That sounds like a good idea to put sheer or lace curtains in your window. Funny about turning your house around. A front kitchen window is not so bad - watching the neighborhood happenings might be entertainment!

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  7. We almost bought that pattern on curtains for the living room. I bought black, gray and white stripes that go up and down, but now we may buy shutters to replace the lace curtains. I took like a simple look. When the kids lived here we had a ton of decorations everywhere.

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  8. Love those window decorations! The second one is my favorite!

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  9. Hi,
    Crime is running on all cylinders here in our small village of 2500 people. It is awful.. drugs, domestic and theft.

    On to some Merry Cheer... I like the buffalo check too.. I enjoyed the windows you shared.
    Carla

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    1. I’m in a semi rural area in Northern California and we have quite a bit more crime than when we first moved here. Criminals are more brazen than ever before

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  10. Wow, I love those windows, each and everyone of them. I just wish my sills were wide enough to do something like that.

    God bless,

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    1. I have a garden window over my kitchen sink. My cat has made it her place!

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  11. What pretty Christmas windows. I do keep my one tree in our back window, but we are on a dead end street and out dog warns us if anyone drives by. Janice

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    1. We put up the tree in the front window. I’m not concerned about it. Anyway I won’t put the gifts under the tree due to them jutting too far out. I’ll place them under the day my family comes over.

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  12. That is a pretty window decor.
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/

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  13. I'm with you. I love the simple as well. Just so pretty and calming to look at. Love the pup!

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  14. Those are the prettiest windows. Thanks for sharing. Some great ideas. I love a kitchen window, and I finally have one, and I just put a Charlie Brown decal on the window. I couldn't resist haha. I think my favorite was those dangling balls and the lit up trees, so pretty. I have always had the colored lights, but I do like the white lights too. Looking forward to seeing your Christmas decorations. And the Santa boots your sons made are just priceless. I love that picture of the Fall leaves and your white fence. Great of your husband to do some of the yard work outside. It's a lot of work. ; )

    ~Sheri

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    1. Aww I bet that Charlie Brown sticker is cute.

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