My decorating is not limited to the tree. I have special “collections” and they need homes, too.
Today I got the Santa display done.
During the year, this space above the entertainment center is home to many of my chickens/roosters.
But at Christmas time, it becomes the base for my Santas.
Once again, many trips up and down the tall ladder. Mr. Tattered asked if I LIKE doing all this decorating, or feel obligated. I told him I LOVE it (AND, it’s one of the things that made it possible for me to not have the store anymore!) I’m hoping that as “our” space gets more and more filled in, he’ll keep that in mind. After all, it only lasts a month – it’s not this full all year long.
I also got the vintage tree up. Not decorated, but in place. It’s a start. It is the perfect size for the space I had allotted for it. Whew! And Mr. Tattered didn’t come unglued about it (although I suppose it’s possible he didn’t notice?)
As I was unpacking boxes I found some little treasures that will work on this tree. These are cute napkin rings that I used for a Christmas dinner at church. A little bow and hanger and they’ll be transformed into wreaths.
More hangers, and these place card holders will double as balls on the tree if I tuck them in so you can’t see they are flat on the bottom. Which reminds me I need to get some silver hangers – all mine are green, and that just won’t do on this tree.
The angel on top was one of my finds at the vintage show I went to a few weeks ago…
as are the garlands of glass beads and little glass balls…
Have I mentioned that I LOVE decorating?
All this sprucing up is getting me into cleaning mode, as well. How can that NOT be a good thing????