This year, I discovered something new.
new for my christmas decorating.
new to me.
Are you ready?
Wait for it...
here it is:
Add christmas to my already existing decor!
pretty smart, huh?
Seriously though, this had never occurred to me .
Here is where the revelation came...thanks Suzan!
It was a lightbulb moment
has made a huge difference.
My previous decorating plan included:
1. take down existing vignettes
2. create brand-new vignettes
3. figure out a way to store all of the pre-christmas vignettes
4. take down Christmas vignettes
5. wait until Easter to finally have original vignettes back in place
No wonder, I always dreaded the job.
I am a changed christmas-decorator.
Really, these shelves took me all of 30 minutes to
dust, tweak a bit and add a bit of holiday cheer.
Red balls, a bit of greenery, a bottle brush tree or two
This on the other hand was not easy.
Pinterest is 100% responsible.
I saw this
and thought "I have all of those parts",
That is what I get for thinking.
It took waaay longer than it should have.
so, what's new about that?
My Mr. was a trooper.
He is used to me and my ideas.
to figure out
how to put all of the parts together
to keep it from falling over.
We won't be taking it apart any time soon.
So we'll see it again next year.
That's OK because I love it!
The decorating of the tree?
It WAS easy, peasy
I used items I already had.
measuring stick turned star
black metal house numbers
home printed words
kind of folksy, my girl said
I think it's fun and quirky
These photos are from our family room
where we hang out the most,
definitely less formal and frou-frouey.
And yes, the TV is behind those doors.
Just a few more things on my to-do list and we'll be all ready to celebrate.
How's your list?