Monday, December 6, 2010
The tree is up! The house is fully decorated!!
And I have the empty boxes to prove it!!!
There's even a gift under the tree...
to hide some unfortunate rust stains. *sigh*
Be that as it may, however, the tree looks beautiful...
if a little crooked...
and ever so slightly overloaded.
But that's our style.
We do it on purpose.
Our stockings are hung from the display shelf with care.
(What can I say? Our fireplace doesn't have a mantle for dangling.)
It does have a hearth, though, complete with creche and snow scene.
The other fireplace has a hearth, too.
complete with every kind of thing
under the sun...er...snow, I mean.
But I digress. Let's go back to the living room display...
where many lovely things are crowded, willy-nilly, onto shelves
and more shelves.
(Sometimes I'm too lazy to move the regular stuff.)
Okay...lots of times I don't move stuff.
Most of the time.
But again, we like the cluttery look.
Or at least, we do a convincing job of pretending we do!
(I shouldn't say "we," I should say "me.")
My poor hubby actually prefers order and harmony.
He goes for style and elegance...
restraint, not resplendence.
Which must be why he married me... ;-)
the lady of many tsotchkes, Christmas and otherwise.
(Maybe he's something of a masochist??)
(Could be! He's willing, after all, to put all of these away for me.)
But personally? I like to think it's just love.
~ better 'n hot chocolate ~
See more Christmas decorating traditions at Jen Denton's Sanatorium.