Thursday, November 17, 2011

Crazy for Christmas

                                                                       A simple welcome at the front door.
Today's blog post title is "Crazy for Christmas". That is the way I feel this week.  It's been so long since I've decorated, I cleaned out my stash of ornaments, etc. (see previous blog post). What I didn't realize is how long it would take. Every ornament I own has been dusted, repaired and otherwise had a thorough going over.  Most people would do this annually (take it from me, that's a good idea).  But since I haven't had my Christmas stuff out so long, my tastes have changed, my stuff looks tired and in general, I have found with Christmas decorating, as in a lot of things in life, less is more.

Cutting back from 5 Christmas trees to 1. Much more manageable!

So, I have tamed the wild beast and gone from 12 large Rubbermaid containers of decorations to about 5!  That's pretty good, right?

On my sideboard, I have candles and angels.  One angel is an 16th birthday gift from my Aunt Lucy.

I couldn't get rid of this Advent calendar I hand stitched for my boys in 1983.  Maybe someday my grand kids will be able to pull candy or money from this!

  Add a little Christmas music and voila, you are good to go!

A little vignette on my kitchen counter..a crystal apple from the Big Apple on my 30th birthday and a snow globe snowman. 

1 comment:

Julie said...

nice work....the house looks beautiful!