Grace watching the world go by. My Christmas decorating for the past two years has been dictated by Grace and Rosie. Oh if they had their druthers it would be huge tree covered in precious, breakable ornaments. I can just see waking up to a crash and broken glass everywhere and two innocent faces. "Who us? We don't know what you are talking about."
So instead I have been keeping things simple.
I bought a fresh garland and cut it in half. One piece went on the chandelier in the living room and the other on the big mirror in the dining area. I added some twinkly lights to the mirror. And if you are astute you will notice I just swapped out a mercury glass pumpkin for a glittery tree and there is my Christmas tablescape. Simple AND lazy.
I really need a retro looking refrigerator, don't I? It would make for a more charming picture for sure, but I'm not sure that is reason enough to shell out a fortune for one.
I am toying with the idea of putting up a small tree. We did that last year and had it on a table and the cats seemed to leave it alone. We were at my Dad's last night and my sister Kate was putting the lights on his Christmas tree and it just smelled so good. I have a small faux tree that I use but maybe I can find a real one that is around five feet tall.
We spent yesterday taking inventory of our outdoor Christmas lights. We have two types of lights and not enough of either kind to do our house. Of course we can't find either kind in the stores so we had to buy yet another kind. We'll spend this week putting them up so we are ready for the Christmas light tour that begins on Friday.
Speaking of Christmas light tours - we had the most magical thing happen on Saturday. We were watching our Granddaughter and when it was just getting dark out we bundled her up and took her for a walk so we could see some of the houses in the neighborhood that have their lights up already. When we were on our way back we could see Christmas lights coming down the street towards us. It was eight horses and their riders completely decked out in lights! They were in perfect formation and just silently went past us. It was so magical.
I do have two simple trees up in the sitting room. I added twinkly lights to them as well. I'm thinking I'll just leave them as is. Please ignore the running shoes under the chair and the fact we have to flip up the valance so Miss Rosie doesn't chew on the trim. See what I mean? She looks all innocent...
So that is pretty much my Christmas decorating so far. Very simple. Enough sparkle for my glittery heart and out of harm's way.