It’s incredible isn’t it? How quickly a year can go by? I mean, it feels like just yesterday I was hauling the totes out of the basement and launching into a full-fledged decorating spree!
This year I couldn’t wait to “deck the halls!” J & I even put up the decorations before my birthday (which is unusual timing, since I always like to wait until after the 7th).
This year I added a few key pieces to my holiday collection including two farmhouse pillows, a tree skirt, a bright red wreath, lanterns, two beautiful wooden deer, and a set of new shatter-proof bulbs (because I am super clumsy!).
Since I’ll be hosting Christmas dinner for twenty this year, I focused on decorating my main floor and kitchen. I don’t know about you, but my entire family has a way of gravitating into the kitchen during gatherings… before you know it, there are ten people standing around watching you cook! While they are there they might as well have something cheery and festive to look at!
And while I love nothing more than decorating the whole house while grooving along to Christmas music, I really, really enjoy styling my holiday table! The look of joy and excitement on my guests faces when they see the table, and their visible anticipation for the delicious dinner ahead – it makes my heart explode!
So with my menu planned, my house decorated, and all the gifts bought, I have nothing left to do but wait. And maybe drink an egg nog… or two!
Have you decorated for Christmas?