We pulled out our Christmas decorations so we can have an afternoon or evening to sort through things and share some with the family, separate what we’re planning to use this year, DONATE OUR OLD NON-WORKING LIGHTS for recycle, and put the rest back in storage.
I’ve already put all the red balls in a separate box. We won’t need those this year. (Color scheme.) Gold and silver balls are together in special, divided ornament boxes.
The mantel is very simple. Perhaps after we set the tree up we’ll augment with some greenery.
I tried to attach a gift wreath to the front of my Christmas-mobile just for fun but couldn’t figure our how to do it without obscuring the license plate.
Instead I hung it on the cottage door.
I took a few minutes yesterday afternoon, even in the rain and cold, to cut greenery from mature boxwood bushes and a magnolia tree.
I used some of the magnolia and box on the sled on the porch with the log on it.
To top it off I just wired 4 balls together and hooked them to the greenery.
We still need holly, cedar, and pine to have a full complement of greens.
Why won’t the weather cooperate? Are you collecting natural elements for your Christmas display?