It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago I was packing up these bins to store them away.
But there I was the weekend after Thanksgiving, dragging them all out again and trying to get the house ready for BooMama’s Tour of Homes.
I had plenty of help from my men, and in no time we had four trees up and decorated and most of the halls were decked. Fa la la la la.
This is our main tree in our family room along with the stockings. Which were hung by the chimney. With great care. Because if you remember from last year, the stockings were too heavy for the stocking hangers and I had to resort to the use of duct tape to secure them to the mantle. So far so good this year, but I have an entire roll of duct tape on stand by.
This is the newest tree I have added to the family. I got it on sale last year after Christmas at Walmart. It’s one of those pre-lit “skinny” trees and it fits perfectly in the corner of my eat-in kitchen. I heart it!
Next up is the dining room. Notice the greenery and bow on the light fixture? I stole that idea from the local Holiday Tour of Homes that Sis and I went on. And that spot on the ceiling is really just a shadow from the bow. Didn’t want you to think I had a big spot on my ceiling. That actually is in the kitchen.
Then here is my buffet in the dining room. The trunk you see there was left to my by my Mamaw. She used it as a trunk for her doll clothes when she was a little girl.
Here is an up close look at my treasured doll trunk. A few Christmas balls and a large tassel make it a part of the Christmas decor.
Stay with me; we’re almost done.
Here is the retro tree that resides in the upstairs hallway. It is decorated with colored lights, and handmade ornaments from my Mamaw, and my brother and sister and me when we were kids – like the shrinky dinks that we painted and baked.
This tree now has additional tacky garland and is complete with silver strands of tinsel. You just have to use your imagination because I didn’t feel like taking another picture.
And, if you’ve been counting, you realize that I said we put up and decorated four trees, and there are only three pictured here. Well, the fourth is in the basement and evidently Hubby hasn’t finished decorating “his” tree. So you will just have to take my word about the fourth tree.
So that’s it. Thanks for stopping by and I wish you and yours a Blessed and Merry Christmas!
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