(Early) Christmas Decorations

Christmas decorating is never something I have done before Thanksgiving. It's not that I didn't want to celebrate as long as possible, but I feel wrong about just blowing over Thanksgiving. However, with a week off from work for Thanksgiving break, I decided to go ahead and decorate. The tree isn't up yet (I refused to do that before Thanksgiving), but the rest of the little Christmas touches are. 

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year, but I like to keep decorations simplistic. Last year I went through all of the decorations that had been given to us and kept everything that I really loved, the rest was given to Goodwill. I think keeping decorations simplistic and minimal gives me "space" to add/create decorations through out the years. 

Without further ado, here are just a few pictures of our Christmas home (sans tree)...

Just some fun, little Christmas mugs
An old, handmade stocking from one of Cody's aunts.
 Our mantle (yes, I took this in poor lighting).
  Little mantle details

Merry Christmas, y'all!