Christmas Decorating

We actually started decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving but it took us a few days to finish, just because we're slow and a little lazy. I thought I'd share a few photos because our new kitchen makes the lights look so much prettier.

Here is a close up of the tealights on the window sill. These are actually the rosemary tealights from my DIY a couple weeks ago. Lighting these all at once made the house smell so lovely and Christmas-y.
And here's a close up of the globe hanging candle holders from CB2. They're only $5, great quality, and they are just so pretty and elegant.
We don't usually get a tree, mostly for environmental reasons (why chop down a poor defenseless tree only to throw it away a month later?) but it's also because of cleanup and maintenance and it's a pain in the butt to decorate and then to un-decorate and my dog might eat the needles, and so on. But this little tree - I think it's a Norfolk island pine - is so cute and it's potted so it will live beyond Christmas (as long as we care for it the way it should be cared for). We hung a few teeny gold ornaments on the branches, wrapped some lights around the base, and that's that.
Have you started getting into the holiday spirit? I love this time of year because of the food and the friendliness.