The easiest spots to decorate are those up high. So that's mostly what I did.
I put a 36 inch tree on top of the old wardrobe in our family room. This photo doesn't do it justice. It has some really really pretty ornaments on it. Many of the prettiest ones came from two different yard sales. Both were ones where the people these items had belonged to had significant stories that really impacted me. Some of the other ornaments were ones I've had for years. I've never really been particularly into the all gold Christmas tree look. It seems too formal for us. Still, I'm enjoying it and not letting the fact that it doesn't go with our look bother me at all.
The Christmas card holder hanging on the knob is actually a walker bag. I had made several of these bags for my sweet mother-in-law years ago. This one was just for Christmas with a cross stitched Santa. My mother-in-law has been gone for a long time, but I kept this bag and use it to hold Christmas cards. I sure do miss her.
I usually put old Christmas photos under the glass on this table every year. I save all the photos and photo cards I get every year. The table full of photo memories really is one of my favorite holiday decorations. Yesterday, I didn't even want to bother with it. What is wrong with me? I really am happy about the upcoming holidays. I'm not in a bad mood. I just don't feel like pulling out all the stuff. Instead, I stuck a Christmas tree skirt under the glass. I like the skirt. I didn't have a Christmas tablecloth. I wanted some color. It's a little bit tacky, but who cares! By the way, the bowl in the center is not filled with potpourri. It's cat food. If the cat food is left in the floor, the dogs will get it. They know not to get it when we are nearby, but they are incredibly clever about getting it when we are in another room. The food needed to be put out of reach from the dogs. Since Rudy and I seldom dine at this table, it became the cats dining table. Oh my gosh. I am fully aware of just how low we have sunk.
I put out some other decor, too and hope the mood will hit me for a little more. We'll see!