Sunday, November 29, 2009

Yee Haw! It's Christmas Decorating Time!

Got this little Santa and the Mrs. at a yard sale for 25 cents. It was a tree decoration so the hanger was removed. The figures look festive on the kitchen windowsill! Looks like Santa's ready to kiss the Mrs. goodbye.

The days after Thanksgiving are huge for shoppers but not in our house.

Once Tom Turkey has disappeared, I head up to the chilly attic and start hauling out boxes. Time, once again, to start decorating for Christmas! Oh boy, it's a massive amount of work but worth every back breaking second. When it's finished, the house looks very festive and ready for loved ones and dear friends.

Having been collecting and decorating for more than three decades, there is too much stuff and way too many boxes. Sometimes the thought runs through my mind to start weeding things out. There's absolutely no way to take all the decorations out of the boxes and use them. The house would look like a crammed store.

Discernment is the key. Plus, this year, I shared some of our decorations with our adult daughter. She and her husband recently bought their own house and are having a blast decorating it beautifully for the holidays. It was great to share and I'll enjoy seeing some of my own things in her house!

So, chilly attic, here I come. "Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la la."


Diane said...

How about a picture of your tree on your blog?
Sorry I didn't stay long enough to see everything all decorated...maybe another time. Go to town decorating!

Diane said...

Hi Susan,
LOL, you have Diane's following you. I love the Mr and Mrs Claus. I did not get to decorate this weekend as I normally do. I was busy painting and then had plumbing probs. Sigh...At least the paintings done and the plumbers are gone. I will decorate next weekend. I'm glad to hear you love the lotion, Isn't it wonderful? I'll check back later this week to see if you have Christmas pictures up.


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