Or not….as the case may be. As you know, we are planning to put our house on the market. We were supposed to have it ready this past year, but a number of things interrupted our plans, including a new knee for Dear Husband.
When I thought the house would be on the market last summer, I boxed up all the winter clothes, the fall decorations and the Christmas decorations. Boxes and boxes of things are stacked in the basement. All that storage makes it a little more difficult to get to what I need.
I’d like to decorate the house so that every room looks gracious and festive, but it seems more prudent to follow the “less is more” philosophy this year. I put up swags at the carriage lights, and a wreath at the front door. I have wreaths up on both sides of the fireplace. I put a wreath covered with silk berries at the back door, and my Mother’s cute country “Welcome” wreath on the door to the studio.
I finally decided to use our six-foot fake Sitka spruce tree as our Christmas tree this year. My-Sister-The-Nurse and My-Niece-The-Artist put new lights on the tree for me and redecorated it last July, so it looks really lovely. I just need to put out the tree skirt.
I plan to bring things up for the mantle. I have a man-made garland that is made of little red seeds that will compliment the wreath. I’ll anchor it with candles in hurricanes, to be lit Christmas Eve. And, I think I may decorate the chandelier in the dining room.
With a few poinsettias, and flower arrangements, we should be good to go. I like the idea of a simpler look, that allows us to enjoy the holiday. I’ll make a few cookies this week, and wrap gifts on Sunday, and we (I hope) will be good to go! Merry Christmas, everyone!