Have I ever gone this long without posting before? Not that I can remember. No excuses......just lazy.
Christmas decorating for work has ended for me, and I am still trying to locate my Christmas stuff so I can decorate here. When we moved, I was so anxious to get the rooms and garage free of boxes, that I stuffed everything in and shut the doors - guaranteeing that I would have trouble finding stuff when I needed it.
Suffice it to say that even though I got rid of a lot before we moved, I still have too much stuff and Christmas decor is included. Our big tree got smushed up against the back of the garage (by my car) and it now suffers from limb drop and a decided left-leaning toward the top. The lights don't work, so I cut them off as much as possible, and decorated the tree as usual. My heart wasn't in it, though, so I shouldn't say "as usual." I have decided that when we take the decor down, this tree will be slated for the dump.
The wreath on the front door is all gold, and since it doesn't show up well under the stoop overhang, I need to make a red one. Haven't done that yet; it is too cold to stand in the garage and make it.
The small tree sits on a ledge in our foyer, and when that ledge is finished, it will hold some part of our Christmas village houses and shops. There is not enough room here for all of them either.
The dining room table holds this set of three trees and on the base is the creche my mom bought in 1940, the year I was born. I don't still have every piece that came with the set; some of the animals and one of the wise men broke long ago.
The mantel is really the focus of the room. I had to figure out how to hang all the stockings without putting 14 nails in the wood, so I got the idea to hang them from the garland. I think it turned out well. The flocked garland certainly looks better here than it did in our old house, against dark wood and peach-colored walls. Makes me shudder now, to think of it!
This wreath hangs on the inside of our front door: