Christmas decorating even when you’re feeling “bah humbug?”
Is it possible?
The older I get, the more I’m a little “bah humbug” about Christmas decorating every year. Is anyone else like this, or is it just me? I’m never “ready” for Christmas to be here, and by the time I am, it’s over. Sigh.
But this year, I’m turning over a new leaf,
dragging the stuff out bringing out my beloved Christmas decorations because hubby enjoys the effort, and so do I once it’s done.
I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning out, discarding, and donating. Christmas decorations are up next, but here are a few faves I’ll be hanging onto.
Little Angel Display on the Hall Table~
My aunt gave me this set when I was in the 5th grade. They are very delicate and have never been broken in all these years. Do you see what they’re displayed on? The back of a CD! Yes, I collect CD’s…”junk CD’s”…freebies in the mail. (I couldn’t find the mirror I usually use.)
Vintage Postcards on the Sideboard~
We always enjoy my collection of vintage postcards. Here’s just a few of the Christmas ones.
Vintage Display on the Hall Table~
I cross-stitched this picture years ago and only bring it out once a year. Isn’t it darling? Well….I think so anyway. Displayed with it are my set of vintage brooches, and my pair of milk glass lamps.
Would you believe some of these were still at an estate sale on the last day?? There wasn’t nearly as much interest in estate sales back then as there is now. I couldn’t resist even though I’m not a jewelry person.
Which one is your favorite? I like the pink.
My Dining Room Table~
This display features my small collection of vintage Santas, a folding wooden sleigh I found this year for $1, and the two deer date from the 60’s. See more about the tablecloth below.
Did you notice the smallest Santa? He’s only 2″L, made of iron and has paint wear unfortunately. He’s been around forever.
My Grandmother did a LOT of needlework in her day back in the early 1900’s. I’m blessed to have two of these hand-stitched Christmas card table tablecloths.
For those of you who have been following me….you can see I finally cleared my dining table! We have been enjoying the change! I’ve managed to keep it neat for 2 weeks now.
You would never believe I’m really a neatnik, would you? I didn’t have anywhere to put anything, hence the ongoing clean-out.
Remember the Vintage Picker Off Limits Home Tour? My dining table looked like this most of the time…
And my Christmas Porch~
The garden gate was left over from my booth. Hubby kindly made the wooden stand so it sits upright. You can see my rusty angel on the white table to the right, and the lit Snowman to the left peeking out behind the post. The gate is a keeper.
Hope you can get some inspiration from Christmas decorating even when you’re feeling “bah humbug!”
What did you like best?
So what is the answer when you’re feeling bah humbug about Christmas decorating?
For me it’s making the effort. I keep it simple and decorate with touches, not big displays. I move things around a bit from year to year. I give myself permission not to put out a tree or every single decoration I have. Even though I’m downsizing, I often buy one new thing to inspire me.
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