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Monday, December 5, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like....





The Christmas tree is up, the advent calendar has begun it's countdown, and I even made a wreath to complete the look. Christmas decorating is a bit tricky this year, with Little Man getting into everything within reach. I don't remember it being difficult when Little Princess was a toddler, but maybe I have just blocked out those memories. So the Christmas tree has been put on top of a coffee table which is on top of another coffee table, and so far he hasn't tried to pull on anything to get to it (touch wood, fingers crossed and all that)(we won't mention all the other dangerous and life threatening things he has done in the last week).
The advent calendar was fun to put together. I found a couple of these house shaped shelves at a thrift store and immediately imagined making one into an advent calendar. I then went around the house looking for little containers and boxes to fit in the holes. I had the numbers already from a perpetual calendar I started making (and never finished). Then I went to a couple of dollar stores looking for little things to put inside the containers, and got things like hairties, bead sets, bubbles, a notebook, jewellery. Some of the containers have little treats like mini marshmellows, santa chocolates, lollies. So far she has opened 5 of them, and she has loved every one. Next year I hope Little Man will be old enough to be included in the advent calendar, but I think he still may not "get it".

To see more Christmas inspiration, head over to the My Place and Yours Christmas Party.

9 comments:

Vic said...

Such a cute idea for an advent calendar, love.

Merry Christmas Rhiannon, I hope it's amazing!

Jackie said...

Your Advent Calender is wonderful! We always put our tree in the playpen to keep the littlies away from it.

cathy@home said...

lovely advent calender

Miss Muggins said...

So colourful. Love everything!

Jill said...

Such a cute Advent calendar - great idea! Back in the 60's, my Advent calendar was just a door, nothing behind it but a picture - this is much more fun!!!!

Madeline said...

I love it all! The wreath is fab and what a great find those little house shelves were!

beebeeoko said...

Wow! It all looks amazing!

Cherie said...

Looks gorgeous, you must feel so pleased with what you've done :) Enjoy :)

H said...

Another advent fan here. Merry Christmas!

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