Just time to catch my breath before finishing up that DAUNTING task of Holiday Decorating!! Normally, I wouldn't be racing the clock, but my Holiday Trunk Show is this Sunday and a home has to be wearing it's Christmas best if it's welcoming company, right?
This is how it went down this year....
Saturday I spent the better part of the day switching out my everyday dishes for my Christmas dishes.
Stopped for a short visit with friend Shann, and then finished up. Doesn't look like much, but remember....everyday dishes and glassware have to be wrapped and put away, since no elves showed up to help!
Sunday dawned and after a morning with the girls and hubs, I dug in and managed to get this much done....
|Vintage Junk Drawer Advent Calendar|
|my favorite German carousel residing in the entry way|
|Nativity and Nutcrackers (the nutcrackers live there year-round)|
But tomorrow brings the angels in the breakfast room and the doo-dads in the kitchen. Should be pretty easy.
You may have noticed the absence of a Christmas tree...that won't go up 'till after the Trunk Show, in the interest of foot traffic and "flow."
While I toiled away inside, Mr. Man was toiling outside and here's the pretty picture in waning daylight ~
and as the sun was setting ~
In between, dear old dad also finished up the outside decorating for Kiki and Shotzie (no pix, sorry!)
It's going to be a pretty busy week as I've got last minute things to do for the Trunk Show on Sunday. I'll be sharing all of that with you next week!
Advent has begun... One of the loveliest things to mark the start of this glorious season is the lighting of the Advent wreath each week at Mass. It was exciting to see the new wreath last night and watch as Fr. Paul blessed it and lit the first candle.
Blessings and love to you this week, and always. May your holiday preparations be stress-free!