This year I needed a shot of tradition. It helped that my stash is filled with the basics so I didn’t need to buy a single thing. I must say I am pretty bummed that my beautiful white feather Christmas trees were infested with moths in storage last summer. As it turns out I managed without them. I’m posting this after Christmas, but pretend I did it Thanksgiving weekend when I actually put it all up, okay?
The first picture was taken in my living room, I took down the curtains and put up some floral fluff.
The second picture is one of our many collections. My boys have played with these guys since they were toddlers. Some are missing limbs, but I try to save all the parts and pieces so I can glue them back together when the mood strikes.
The fireplace needed a bit of TLC before I took the picture, but there you go. I could have Photoshopped it (I do know my way around a blur tool) but decided against it. I don’t particularly like this year’s fireplace decor, but it was red, green, and shiny so I went with it. (Remember, I didn’t buy anything new and my beautiful white feather Christmas trees were eaten. Grr-still.)
I didn’t want to spend money on new ornaments and decorations since I wasn’t particularly inspired by anything in the stores this year; or maybe I just didn’t spend much time looking this year. Either way, my dear hubby was pleased. We had lights, a tree, and decorations on all four walls in the living room. I guess I’ve been making myself crazy all these years for nothing! Who knew?