I know I've said before that I was doing a more scaled-back Christmas and I really am. I did not put up ½ of my normal Christmas decor.
I did not put up the dining room tree with all my Grandmother's vintage ornaments on it. I didn't decorate my banister with oodles of greenery.
I didn't decorate my basement family room at all. I tried to just plop down some Christmas items in among my normal decor, instead of totally redecorating the entire house.
Looking around my house I have a sense of calm now, rather than the nagging thought in the back of my mind telling me that "Pam, you have to put all this stuff away after Christmas!!!". I think I can easily put this stuff away, with the exception of the tree, within a few hours.
What was that? Oh, that was a sigh of relief that you just heard coming from central Ohio.
So, here are some photos of my trimmed-down Christmas trimmings.
Looks festive. Apparently I have trimmed down too--really I am just behind.
Maybe pictures soon.
You might not believe me if you walked in my house, but I trimmed back too this year. I host a big family get together each year and I decorate all out for them. But this year, not so much, and I have already started taking some things down here and there. I store things in drawers and closets near where I decorate with them, so it's a bit easier to restore them. I'm dreading the tree break down, but other than that I'm cool.
I love that Christmas plate!!
Merry Christmas, Pam!
Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch)
Everything looks beautiful! And is that a "smoking" Snowman with the umbrella? LOVE him! Have a wonderful holiday, Pam.
You make me laugh out loud. I did less this year too. I love the thought of being able to put it all away in a matter of hours instead of days. Merry Christmas.
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Oh Pam, I feel the same way! And I have found out, mixing simple christmas items in with what you have can be beautiful too.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Love the tree in the suitcase! For some reason, I have been in an extra festive mood this Christmas and put up alot of decorations, mostly vintage. I also did some Christmas crafts which I love. I just decided do what I want to do, not stress, and just have fun and mostly did. The house is a mess, but most importantly, I'm having fun. Everything is beautiful at your house - thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!
Oh what joy I felt here trackin' though your trimmed down Christmas! It looks so very warm and invitin' sweetie.
I fear my eight grandkiddos would conspire to hang me from the lowest branch if I tried to 'scale' it down a notch or two yet. Shhhhh, don't tell 'em but they think I'm still a youngen too!!! Heeeheeheh!
God bless ya sweetie and have yourself a beautifully bright Christmas surrounded by the ones ya love!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS YA'LL!!! :o)
Everything looks gorgeous!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Everything looks great to Me!!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Shabby chic Sandy
I don't know if you'll notice this comment on an old post but where did you find those angel wings? They look extra pretty! --Sandy