I was having so much trouble getting into the Christmas spirit. I was
questioning whether I wanted to decorate at all. Over the weekend I
went to a holiday brunch at a friend's house. Then David and I attended
the Court of Six Flags Annual Ball. I wore an evening gown and David
wore a tux. I had so much fun at the brunch and we both had a great
time at the ball and suddenly I was slowly getting into the mood to
On Saturday afternoon David and I went to our favorite nursery to pick out a tree.
At first I said, let's get a smaller tree than last year. Well next thing I know the
trees we were looking at were getting bigger and bigger. Sure enough, we
ended up with a big one. The tree was just delivered and it's a gorgeous
Douglas Fir from North Carolina. We had them bag it so that when Christmas
is over we just pull up the bag and carry it out of the house. Less
needles that way. The plastic bag will actually lie under the tree skirt so
no one will even know it is there.
You know what inspired me to decorate my breakfast room hutch this way? I pulled
out these two felt ginger bread men and put them in the toast rack. It was not
really intentional, but then I thought ~ hmmm, maybe I'll just run with it.
Isn't it funny how inspiration hits?
I just kept adding little Christmas touches here and there. Two hours and a couple
of cups of tea later I was finished.
Whoops ~ I need to straighten the coats on my Santas, their trim is
It's the first bit of Christmas decorating I have done. Now I feel excited
about the whole idea. On to the tree next and I am putting David
in charge of the outdoor lights. I have a plan!
Bentley ~ the guys who delivered our tree thought you
were really cute :-)
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley