This is such a tricky time of year because not only do we have Thanksgiving to celebrate, but I am also mid Christmas preparation - making gifts and decorations which sort of takes over the entire house. There is glitter everywhere, glue, paper, ornaments, and the kitchen table is piled high with every manner of crafting equipment. I do have a craft desk in the back bedroom, but there is not enough room to do everything in there, so the kitchen table makes up the additional space I need. Do you have that issue? Not enough space? It really gets perplexing at times. I hate cleaning off the table every night when it's dinner time, but that's just the way it has to be. Everyone finishes dinner with glitter on their face. The guys love me for that.
For our mantel this year, I reused the banner I made last fall and the beautiful glittered trees that I bought. To make it look different, I added 6" burlap ribbon, white lights, lots of small white pumpkins and colorful gourds and candles. It looks so inviting and warm and it makes me happy. Needless to say, the day after Thanksgiving, it all comes down and Christmas replaces these decorations. Although, I am considering keeping some of it for Christmas and changing out the gourds and the banner. I especially love the burlap ribbon. What to do, what to do? Every day at this point, I change my mind. Nothing is written in stone until the fat lady sings as they say.
The picture above was taken at night so you can see how lovely the lights look. Here is the same picture in daytime.
Things to Remember:
I approach decorating like life, it's all about changes and accepting them when they happen. Nothing ever stays the same.