I FINALLY got it in gear and put the Christmas decorations up. Actually, it has been an extremely productive long weekend (I took Friday off). I cleaned, swept, mopped, vacuumed, every room on the main floor Friday, then shopped and decorated ALL day Saturday. Today, I put the finishing touches on the new items I made for decorations. I am very pleased!
I am expecially pleased to have figured out a way to update my tree while still keeping the ornaments that they made as babies. I really like how it turned out.
And with the lights out...
The fireplace/mantle area has the most new items. I made both the pieces as well as the JOY candle set. I have not put my village out for several years. I could never find a place to put it. I decided this year to put in on the floor in from of the fireplace (we have gas logs and it is still 70's here so I don't expect to use my fireplace that much!). I really like having it out again. So far, Blaze has only sniffed at it one time and not bothered it. We will see as the season goes on.
That's all the new stuff this year. Hope you are having a great holiday season. Try not to stress too much. I am still reminding myself of that!