Just a brief Christmas post. I love having photos of my Christmas decore because it makes decorating the next year so much easier. This year’s was much like last year’s, so I literally took out my Christmas 2010 album and used those photos to guide me. I got in the habit of putting together a small album of Christmas season photos a few years ago as a keepsake not just for us but to give Olivia when she’s older and starts having her own family Christmas. I suppose all those albums will be in the box of all the Christmas ornaments we’re collecting for her!

Here’s a peek at the den for the last couple of years – I decorate the mantle with my vintage cameras and Christmas ornaments in red/silver along with a few other vintage-inspired pieces. I love highlighting my favorite pieces from collections and things I already own when decorating for the holidays:

And here’s my new addition for 2011 – a little white Christmas tree with big retro-inspired pink glass Christmas ornaments.

And here’s our mantle this year – nearly identical thanks to the photos I kept from last year! And a quick shot of Olivia from her school piano recital in December. 🙂