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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Time for glitter...............

After Thanksgiving Tristen went to his auntie Laura for the weekend. That left us with the whole weekend to redo everything. What I do is to take out all of my ornaments and pack them away. Then I replace with Christmas ornaments. I have collected a lot over the years. I gave away all the really old ones that mean anything to me. I passed them on to Laura.
It takes forever to pack everything away. Then decide what I want where. The last year I didn't want to put up the tree, so we bought a small one. I was able to put that out on the back deck this year.
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The tree is up and decorated. Tristen helped
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We didn't decorate last year because he was into everything. This year he actually did help. He is five now. Its a lot of work to decorate the whole house, I enjoy it but, it gets harder to take the plunge. The next picture is our new entrance.
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I had to move the chair out of the front room with the tree going in there. I have small trees in each room. On the other wall is the desk and coat tree.
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The kitchen has not got a whole lot going but I covered as much as I could with cheer.
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The dining room has a lot more surfaces to decorate and all of them are covered with stuff

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The living room naturally has even more surface to decorate. Since I took all these pictures we found another box of goodies downstairs. So at some point I will do a few updates. Bear with me here, way too many pictures.........

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The front room, where the tree is........
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Those pictures did not come out very well. I will do another post later on some inexpensive decorating ideas. I have done more since I took these. I have to do the front porch and back deck next but its been so cold I didn't get out there yet.
I also have to iron and put back the doilies etc........that might not happen haha.


Merlesworld said...

Yes you do have a lot of christmas decorations, it all looks lovely.

Marianne7Sevens said...

All looking lovely and festive, Janice! We're doing ours this coming weekend....or rather, our lovely son-in-law is doing most of the work, with lights etc. He's a real gem that way....he gets it all done so fast too!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your home looks gorgeous! I can see why it takes a long time. I,too, replace some ornaments with Christmas ones. I have a system of putting them in the boxes that the Christmas things came out of and then just switch them back. Lately, I have been "hiding" heavy pieces behind things as I am getting tired of taking them downstairs!

Magic Love Crow said...

Love all the pictures Janice!!! Truly do ;o) Your house is so special for the holidays ;o)