This year I took a different approach to my holiday decorations. The last few months, between painting the house and purging, I have been wanting to have less around the house. I sent three boxes worth of Christmas decorations to my mom for another yard sale in the Spring and have about 2 boxes worth of decorations I did not put out but was not ready to part with. Though over half of my decorations from previous years are not out, the house still feels filled and cheery, without all the clutter and nick knacks. The Nester wrote a wonderful post on a similar topic that really hit how I was feeling this year. I added just a few things this year, to make the house feel more snowy and fluffy…doilies and coffee filters. I framed a ton of our wedding photos last year to use as decoration on my “mantel” but this year they are hanging from wreaths. A music sheet Noel banner…coffee filter snowball…and our stockings… The bird and reindeer are just a few little friends I decided to keep…they matched well with the new grey room adding a little pop of color… Frames still not filled…any ideas??? One of my favorite projects I did this year…an ornament wreath… I could not part with the extra ornaments (that I hogged from every Target in the area) so I filled my bird cage with them… My colorful white tree…same as last year…I am considering changing it to more shabby whites, beiges, blues, and silvers for next year… The bathroom sports one of my favorite wreaths…the red looks glorious against the new paint color…you just have to crouch down to see yourself in the mirror! A kitchen tree…filled with kitchen utensils and cookie cutters…Snowy doilies hanging in the window… I put the excess lights from the garland on the window sill into my kitchen aid…it has a lovely stainless steel glow…
This year on Thanksgiving eve, instead of trying to make an elaborate meal for the two of us, I decided to just make a turkey and spend the evening putting up our tree and getting in the Christmas spirit. Turkey sandwiches, Martinelli’s, and Fred Claus was the start of a fun new tradition…and really gave me a head start to getting everything up before we started hosting holiday festivities. Happy holiday decorating!
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