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December 2, 2013

THE KITCHEN TREE

 
This is a first! We managed to pack away ALL of the harvest d├ęcor 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!
 
 





 

4 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas!! I love your little cardinal tree! I have one in our dining room. All the trees are up at my house except for the one in the guest room which I will do tomorrow. I have a tree in every single room.
    By the way - I LOVE that little tray or whatever is behind your tree.
    EVERYTHING on your blog is just so beautiful - including your lovely winter header!

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    1. Merry Christmas Miss Linda! The season comes too fast, doesn't it? However, I think you were ready to welcome it and relish the decorating! The item behind the tree is a little print a bought in Maine. I will try to snap a better picture of this....just fun and festive! Thank you so much for stopping by and for sharing your lovely blog with all of us!

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  2. Love your little kitchen tree and your new header is wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Deb! I need to gain the spirit of Christmas......just too tired from Thanksgiving right now! Kiss the kitties!

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