With threats from Don to come to my house in his Santa suit if I
didn't get myself in the Christmas spirit, I set that as my number one
goal today! I had gift baskets to make and it wasn't long before I
was humming Christmas tunes!
Eating candy canes helped, too!
Since half of our house feels new with the reno last month, it didn't
feel right to pull out all the same old decorations. And I'm in the mood
to keep things simple. I want a few decorations but want them to
be something special. A few things that really make a statement
instead of lots of little things all over the house.
Since I didn't want to clutter the tree with ornaments, I
filled a large tray with them for a table centerpiece.
It makes a statement, but is low enough not to block
anyone's view across the table.
The tree didn't stay completely bare, though.
I hung my bird ornaments and crystal icicles on it.
Velvet, however, still needs a little help.
Perhaps it was when I told her that
"Not a creature was stirring...not even a mouse!"