Christmas is the only holiday that I really enjoy. I REALLY get into it. This year, I bought a new 6.5 foot pre-lit tree, new ornaments, tree topper star, tree skirt, and (personalized) stockings. I was ready to put it all up a week before Thanksgiving. I dragged out all of my older Christmas decorations, went through my ornaments, and selected what I wanted to keep to put on my new tree.
If you put up a Christmas tree, is it fake or real? Because of my allergies that I am afflicted with all year round, we always had to have a fake tree. Some artificial trees are pretty nice, and some are even scented with pine spray. No needles, no mess; that’s what I like.
Have you finished decorating for Christmas? You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their Christmas tree. There are those whose efforts look like something out of a decorator’s magazine, and those that are obviously a project for the whole family. Neither is true at our house. I put up at least two full-sized trees (artificial, since I’m allergic to the real ones) each year, mostly by myself.
Decorating With Thrift Store and Flea Market Finds
I was reading an article on the computer a few weeks ago having to do with decorating with yard sale and thrift store finds. Pictures accompanied the article. I would have never known that the items were someone else’s junk. I thought of the old saying, "someone’s junk is another’s treasure." I came to work, looked up the subject, and found books on decorating "vintage." I came across some wonderful ideas. Having had a house fire a few years back and trying to decorate a whole house on a limited budget, the price is right! Seems this subject is taking off.
Did you know that there is a National Decorating month? April is the month that is dedicated to learning more about the many aspects of home decor while promoting the fun and creativity of DIY decorating. This would be a great month to revamp the interior of your home. Even small changes can make a big impact.