Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Sunday morning we put the final decorations up for this year – despite the skimpy trims this year, our home is quite festive without being kitschy with decoration overload. I like foil garland at Christmas time because it’s so bright and cheerful, but it was hard to find! Most stores didn’t even carry it (they had garish foil decorations like foil wreaths, Christmas balls, snowman faces, ect.; but NO foil garlands), and those that had wanted $10 for a measly 2 ft. long garland!; a few claimed they were bought out early – like before Thanksgiving. My husband, bless him, drove all over town and walked every store with me, and we finally found some at the Big Lots store and snapped 3 garlands up; brought them home, and put them up … waaaaaaaaaay high up ;-)
Christmas Foil Garland strung along the upper walls. Livingroom. Dining room has same set-up ... the rest of the rooms were strung with a different color and different style garland.
Christmas Foil Garland strung along the Foyer closet and upper entry arch. Back Door.
Christmas Evergreen Garland I brought from the other house; we strung it along the upper archway between kitchen and Dining room. Kitchen side.
Evergreen candle set in kitchen window. An old and dear friend gave this candle set to me about 30 years ago. I put it out every Christmas season.
Handmade plastic canvas snowflakes hung in kitchen window. I need to take these ones apart and make new ones – these are showing wear and tear. I don't have the pattern anymore, but they should be easy to replicate following the design.
Well, I better end off here tonight: gotta be up and out the door tomorrow morning bright and early, which means we gotta be in bed early tonight :-(