Friday, December 29, 2023

Snowman Decor and Christmas Highlights

 A Post To Close Out 2023


 Hello friends! It's almost the New Year and this will be my last post for 2023. Hard to believe that Christmas is past and we are ready to begin another year. Time just flies, doesn't it? And before 2023 ends, I want to share some highlights from Christmas with our furry family members as well as my change over of decor. 

I haven't done a snowman tree for several years but, this year, I decided to create one. I'm using a three foot tall tree with white lights. Wouldn't you know that only half of the lights on the tree would light up so I had to use a string of white lights we already had which works fine. I added snowman ornaments and the white wreaths that I found this year at Dollar Tree. My little snowmen figurines complete the look. Creating a snowman tree for the winter months is a nice transition from Christmas decorations to more of a winter look. Plus, there are still pretty lights in the living room. It's always so barren looking after taking down the multi-color Christmas tree. This snowman tree provides a cheerful corner to enjoy while drinking my morning tea and in the evenings when it is dark outside. 

I found this guy at the after Christmas sale at Walgreens of all places. He looks just perfect on top of the foyer table. 

And the silver and white sparkly look continues on the bottom rung of the foyer table with my Let It Snow sign I have had for several years. 

I do believe all of our furry family members enjoyed a good Christmas! Here's Garden and The Mr. and they both look very thoughtful. 

And here is sweet Cassie. She looks a bit stern in this picture. Perhaps because she thinks her dog brother got more for Christmas than she did? Cassie and Garden got new catnip filled cat toys for Christmas and they like them a lot!

And this was River's first Christmas with us. He made out like a bandit. As you can see in the picture, he is quite thrilled with his new Nylabone!

And he loves his new Kong frisbee! Here's an action photo of him running after catching the frisbee. 

And isn't he looking quite spiffy in his new sweater?! He's a happy boy for sure. I'm looking forward to the time when he doesn't want to chew on his sweater, though. He is certainly a chewer!

It was a fun Christmas day watching our pets enjoy their toys and treats! 

This recent sunset view, taken from our backdoor, reminds me that 2023 is about to fade into the sunset. We usually enjoy a pretty low-key New Year's Eve. We plan to visit with the neighbors and then watch the ball drop from the comfort of our living room. I hope that you are looking forward to a good New Year's Eve and that 2024 brings only good things to us all! Have a great weekend and I will see you next week on the blog! Happy New Year!

Until Next Time,


Anonymous said...

I love your snowman tree…. I, too, love snowmen ! The little snowman on the table is so cute ! Wishing you and Jim a joyful new year in 2024 🎆🤗🎄

Sharon said...

I love your tree with all the snowmen and the snowy wreaths as well as your beautiful foyer snowman and sparkly sign. It's a festive way to welcome the new year and the winter months ahead. River is so handsome in his new sweater, and what great pictures of Cassie and Garden you featured in your blog post! Happy New Year!

Iris said...

Enjoyed your pet and snowman post. Glad everyone had a good Christmas. Hope your New Year is a good one too.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you Sharon, Iris and my Anonymous commenter for your lovely comments. I wish each of you a very blessed and happy 2024!!
Blessings and Peace,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Happy New Year!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I love your sweet Snowman Tree!! I too do some decorating for Winter using snowmen....