I decided to get to it.
Get to 'decking the halls' and 'fa la la la la...ing'
I have this little shelf next to the sofa.
The perfect place for a Christmas vignette.
I am one of those people.
I can't just decorate for Christmas...
I have clean first, and then decorate.
Before I decorate any surface, I have to clean every little thing around it
or I just can't do it.
Thus, my Christmas decorating takes me days and days to accomplish.
I know I'm not alone on this one.
I had dreams of decorating for Christmas this year like what you
find on the pages of Jeanne d' Arc Living.
I just couldn't stick with it.
I have to have shiny!
I have to have bright!
The shelf over the kitchen stove got a little dose of both.
Now the shelf is clean once more.
And everything in it!
I have to have whimsy!
Last December I wrote about a special teacher my daughter had in
elementary school who helped
her students create the Nativity from clay.
My most prized Christmas decoration.
I love my little red heart given to me as a 'just because she thought I would love it'
gift from my sweet neighbor Sarah
and see the tissue paper flower that my friend Suzan had tied around a lovely package
she sent me last year? (Actually this hangs here all year round!)because I love it so much))
Suzan sent me several things that I use at Christmastime in my decorating.
And with it, hangs my precious star that Rebecca made for me from her heart.
It has a picture of Landon as a wee baby sleeping.
This also hangs here year round.
I love putting out the things from friends that have been given to me from Christmases past.
This beautiful little lace angel was sent to me from my friend
Riet in the Netherlands.
The darling little button filled ornament is from my friend Judy.
So this is the extent of my decorating so far.
I really do love putting all the festive touches around the house
this time of year. I don't do a lot, just a little here
and a little there.
Just enough to 'Fa La La La La' to.