Me in the early 1970’s – digging the lovely shag carpet. I’m sure mom sewed my dress.
I have to admit, I have been feeling little ho-hum about the holidays. For one, it was 73º Saturday night when I was trying to decorate the house for Christmas. We usually break out the cheer at the shop after Thanksgiving too, however it is really hard to get motivated when this is what the front of the shop looks like:
The 80+ year old gal’s face lift in progress!
Now how am I supposed to decorate this?
On the upside December temperatures should be here by the time this posts (yay!), and the workers return to the shop on Monday. Our new windows arrive mid-week so hopefully we’ll be able to get our cheer on before the weekend gets here.
Despite the non-holiday temps and the condemned-chic look at the shop, I managed to at least decorate at home. Quite frankly, if I didn’t get it done the guys were going to do it themselves so that was all the motivation I needed!
Chippy Ernie the elf is back. I had hoped to skip elf-mania, but last year Mason wanted to know why he was the only kid in class without an elf from Santa. Elf mom fail!
Love my nutcrackers; we tend to pick up a new one at the ballet each season. The musical snowmen are Keith’s. I’m not into collector things from Hallmark, but you have to pick your battles. They’re pretty neat.
After giving in to the musical snowmen, these singing angels showed up the following Christmas. I really don’t like them at all. Hopefully he’ll stay out of the Hallmark store this year.
I framed all the pictures of Mason with Santa. (Yes, that’s a Girasole knit in hand dyed yarn peeking off the chair in the corner.)
I whipped these out the week before Mason’s first Christmas. One of these years I’ll get around to designing more elaborate stockings, but for now they’ll do.
Mom made these back when she had her needlework store, circa late 1970s/early 1980s. Naturally they are perfectly made, down to the last minute detail. I mainly put these out for Mason, but this year he told me they looked “creepy”. Whatever! Anyone else have a snowman like this? It was a kit from Wool in the Woods. Miss that yarn company.
Mom made this guy too. He was my brother’s advent Santa, and now he belongs to Mason. Santa leaves a little surprise for Mason each day before Christmas. As of November 30 at noon, Mason had already pulled his head off 5 times to see if Santa had left anything yet. Let’s just hope Santa gets off the computer and goes to the store because so far Santa has nothing! Hope to avoid a Santa mom fail!
And I pick up a new ornament whenever we travel. So far, my favorites come from Mexico.
My question to you today is – how do you decorate for the holidays
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