Sunday, December 8, 2019

Holiday Decor

For those of you that don't like Christmas and especially all of the hoopalah that goes with it you need not go any further because a blog friend of mine, Carol at A Shutterbug Explores, asked me a perfectly innocent question " do you celebrate the Holidays?" She went on to say "I am dragging my feet ~ Xmas spirit is non-existent at the moment ~ "  
What are friends for?  We are here to answer questions and to encourage and support our friends. So Carol this is for you... In answer to your question, yes, we celebrate the holidays. Christmas is one I used to be manic about. After you peruse the following photos you might think I am still a little sick. Yet if you had seen our place in years past you would know my amour with Christmas is slowly waning. I think when the children grow up and then the grandchildren grow up one sort of loses that drive to go all out. As you will see there is still a lot of kid in me though. I hope a little rubs off on you. You know you have to do what ever makes you happy to be happy. 
Here it all starts with the table in the corner of our living room. On goes the snowflake table topper.
Then up goes the little tree with our most treasured ornaments. 
Then we clear the regular dishes from the hutch.
In goes the Christmas dishes. This is some years only decoration. I have to get the dishes out because I love to use them. This year we did carry on...
The kitchen table got a little swag.
Then I went a little further and decorated around the fireplace. You gotta use your imagination now. ;)
Then the library got one set of bookcases decorated because you can see them when you stand in the foyer. Plus it is my room now that we moved my office in there. I must have a few of those Christmas lights this time of year for cheer.
After all this we get our stuff we usually use on the corner table back on there and clutter up the table with all the things we need and it looks more homey. 

So Carol, and anyone else reading this blather and needs a little push into the Christmas spirit, I hope it lifts you up or at least makes you smile. 
Blessings and good cheer.

25 comments:

  1. Oh dear, I may get the tree out on Christmas Eve!🤭😉

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    1. Ha...I knew there were some people like you out there reading my blog. ;) What ever makes you happy makes me happy.

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  2. Very festive! I used to be pretty bonkers over Christmas - my husband (aka Scrooge) thinks I still am but I've slacked off some over the years too. I'm behind schedule this year (due to the blasted remodel) but I hope to get a tree and ornaments up this week - all I'm waiting for is to get the last job on the fireplace taken care of so I have room to spread out!

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    1. If I was you Kris I probably wouldn't want any decorations. I imagine it just feels great starting to get things back to normal.

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  3. It looks wonderful. I too like your dishes. 🎄

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  4. Lisa ~ aren't you a dear ~ thanks so much for your very festive post ~ and the holiday boost ~ I used to decorate a lot but simple ~ now, it is even simpler ~ lights are in the window ~ little tree is up and lighted (I still need to put the ornaments on) ~ I will get there ~ Terrible weather and some medical problems are hindering my behavior ~ But, I do thank you so much for caring and sharing ~
    Xox to you from me and Zoe ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Carol, I hope you get to feeling better soon. Don't want to miss out on the holiday celebrations. Just having the lights up should help your mood. They are so cheerful. Tie a bow on little Zoe and let it be. I worked for an interior decorator for 17 years. I know how to do simple but it just isn't me. If I do anything it is usually over the top. ha... Cheers.

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  5. Lisa - what a wonderful treat to see your festive decorations. Once I get things out and decorated I always enjoy them. It is not my favorite thing to do but the end result makes me smile. Have a wonderful week friend. Hugs!

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    1. Debbie, Glad know you like the festivities. cheers...

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  6. Good for you for sharing your Christmas spirit. I have it too, most of the time. When I'm doing the decorating, it can seem like work, but once it's all in place, I love it.

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  7. I LOVED this post! I love everything about the Christmas season! And your house is so beautiful. Very cheerful! The way I see it, even if there aren't any little ones in one's life anymore, there is still the little one inside of us. We all have our own childhood memories that just pop out this time of year. It is all a wonderful mix of past and present, old and new. Pure magic.

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  8. I love all your festive holiday decorations. Your home looks so warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing the Christmas spirit!

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  9. Thanks for visiting and commenting ~ have a cup of tea for me in your lovely holiday surroundings ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. Thanks again for your visit and comment ~ Hope you are enjoying your tea in your festive surroundings ~ PS ~ finally got the ornaments on the tree ~

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. I love your Christmas decoration LIsa, especially around your fireplace. The nutcrackers are wonderful they add the charm to the room.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Dear Lisa,
      I WISH YOU AND YOURS
      A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
      FULL OF JOY AND HAPPINESS
      BLESSINGS,
      KISSES,
      HUGS

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  12. Thanks for you visits and comments ~ one I couldn't get to your blog ~ this one ~ obviously I could ~ Keep sending positive energy ~ Gray, rainy day here and have to constantly work on 'lifting myself up' ~ doing what I can ~ so glad to have my little yorkie ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. Lisa - thank you for your visit to my blog - may your Christmas be wonderful. Hugs!

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  14. You do a wonderful job decorating, creating a beautiful and happy home. Your Christmas will indeed be "merry and bright"!

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  15. Lovely and creative decorating and thanks for 'coming by again.' Always wonderful to see you !

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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