|This Christmas card, which someone made for us some years ago, sort of captures the feeling of our little town for me.|
Today the temperatures are significantly warmer, and it is raining steadily. All that to say we may not want to haul our Christmas tree out of the garage and bring it in. It's an older (though very realistic) artificial tree, and every year we think will be its last. And then, when we take it down we decide we can get one more year out of it...
We did buy this newer tree
at an after-Christmas clearance last year. It wasn't really what we wanted, plus it had clearly been used, as we found when we set it up, but the price was right and we decided the narrow tree was just right for a space in our bedroom. We love its cheery glow in the dark early mornings, especially.
Yesterday I put away all of the fall decorations and put a few Christmas things out. The real decorating will begin when we get the ornaments and other things out of the attic after we get the tree set up. If we do manage to get the tree up this evening, we will just put the lights on and do the ornaments another day.
One thing I did get in place was my Christmas ribbon board filled with part of my collection of vintage cards. They are so sweet.
I also tried a new recipe for Hot Chocolate Bark, and am mentioning that here in case you don't visit my Christmas blog.
|Photo by Susie QT pies Scraps of Life|