All of the plans I had conjured up in my mind for decorating this Christmas have gone by the wayside. I have a few things out that, frankly, I had left out after last Christmas when I headed back to CA. I didn't get back to Louisiana this year, so the house just sat waiting for me.
Remember, I landed in the emergency room within half an hour after the moving van arrived. They pretty much put stuff wherever. It'll all get sorted out eventually, but for now things stay as they lay. Right next to the front door is where my grandmother's treadle machine landed. I want to get the cabinet stripped and restored to its original cherry finish. Until then .....
Of course, having a pair of crutches in the foyer is a decorative must! I just know everyone will be copying this vignette! Go ahead. You have my permission!!
Sally and I ventured out to a small antique store in this little town one day. I found that Mikasa sleigh. I thought I'd put some holly in it from the yard.
The red berries aren't real visible in this picture, but I didn't want to venture out on the grass to get a closer picture. This is taken from my carport. The back yard is on the other side of that fence. There's a forest next to my property with all sorts of critters who set off the motion lights at night. The crew that's been hacking away at the overgrown bushes started cutting back the holly trees and I stopped them. "Let's do that after the new year." I don't know how many times I told them that!
I also stopped them from cutting the overgrown azaleas in the front. I figured a little color in the yard for the holidays is better than nothing. I wish I could go out back to get a snapshot of the camillias. Some are blooming and some are full of buds.
Yep, this isn't at all what I envisioned for Christmas this year, but as the over-used saying goes, it is what it is. I'm getting better and that's all that's important for right now.
I hope everyone has a glorious holiday season. Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas from my little corner of the world!