Putting up decorations has been an interesting process this year. We had not been in this house very long at Christmas-time last year and I was still trying to unpack everyday household items. In some ways, I was just going through the motions and I didn't even get many photos of how it looked. This year I've decided to take more pictures and share a few more, too.
This is the tree in the family room.
We bought this tree in 2008 not knowing that would be the only Christmas it would be used in California. I am so glad that at the very last moment I chose the 8 1/2' tree rather than the 10' *whew*
We also have a tree in the dining room.
All the ornaments on this tree are animals.
In a brief flash of creativity, I started placing holiday cards on the gate above the fireplace.
Is it kismet that so far all the cards are 'landscape-oriented'?
I came up with a fun way to display some smaller Christmas quilts.
3M Command Poster Adhesive Strips made it easy to do - no holes in the wall or the quilts and no need for hanging sleeves either.
One wall in the hallway is large enough to accommodate two quilts.
I like to add something new each year.
We picked up this gourd snowman while in Vermont for Thanksgiving.
All of these new things have kept the curiosity level on 'high' for Daisy.
Looks like she's peeking down the stairs to see if Santa has arrived yet.
All of this decorating activity has not stopped the regular chores.
I am continually amazed at how two fairly neat adults are able to generate SO many dirty clothes each week! That basket, as you can see, is filled to overflowing and nary a towel or sheet set in sight.
I've been stitching away on my hexagons. Only 12 diamonds left to go and lots of Christmas movies still to be watched. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting ever brighter.
When you get an itch, scratch it!
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