December 2, 2013
THE KITCHEN TREE
This is a first! We managed to pack away ALL of the harvest décor in one day. All the turkey's, pumpkins, autumn leaves and scarecrows are wrapped and tucked in their bins until next year. It certainly helped to have two of the boys here assisting with this dreaded chore! Even the turkey fryer was cleaned and stored away and for that, I am so very grateful!
It was also a first that the outdoor decorations are up and completed. We spent the afternoon stringing lights in the trees and shrubs, we have two new festive gold bells with balsam fir and bright red felt ribbons hung on the lanterns of the front door entryway! I think those are my favorite! Did we really manage to do all of that on December 1st? Incredible!
I have one little new tree for the kitchen area that I also decorated. This was my one Black Friday purchase which I found at Target for $12.00. On Saturday, Jenn and I made a trip to Michaels and I purchased little red cardinals and wrens in bird's nests. I am so taken with cardinals at Christmas this year. You will see them on the mantle and also in new dinnerware!
So with one tiny vignette completed, there are several more to tackle. Our large family tree is up, but I believe I may wait until Saturday to tackle the decorations. Can't we just take time to breathe.........sometimes life feels like a merry-go-round. Have you planned your Christmas activities? Do you have a theme for wrapping paper? Too many decisions.....I will have to check with Miss M and see what's going on in Atlanta. Please share pictures of your decorations and yummy food.....I always look forward to that!