Monday, November 28, 2011

Beginning to Look Like Christmas

With Thanksgiving over, it is time to drag out the Christmas decorations in our house. Typically we start with the tree.

Our Christmas tree is quite the eclectic mix of commercialism and traditionalism. I mean, we have Star Trek ships, Smurfs, Looney Toons characters, Charlie Brown Characters and more surrounded by hand painted glass ornaments, Victorian inspired ornaments, along with a variety of wood and ceramic ornaments from our childhoods. There is even a Lego Darth Vader gracing our tree this year. However, with that being said, the house is far from looking as Christmassy as I’d like. Perhaps the reason is because we have so much in the way of autumn decorations that I had acquired years ago when putting on a Harvest Festival at church.

And so it appears that I will try to figure out where to hang our stockings, since we have no fireplace at this house, and make the windows not look so, uh, er, ghetto apartment-like. Maybe it is time to think about window treatments. Hmmm… I wonder if any of the upholstery fabric I bought back in 2005-2006 when I was redoing our bedroom and the craft room at the old house will work? Part of me is wishing we would’ve taken at least the end panels down from the old house before the bank took it back, but alas, no use wasting time on the past. I’m also tempted to do something with the wide expanse of emptiness on the wall above the sofa, but can’t decide what I’d like to do with that area. Hopefully once we take out the Department 56 North Pole Village the rest of the room will start to say Christmas. Or perhaps I need to wrap a few empty boxes and put them under the tree.

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