First up, the Christmas wreath
Next, the hallway. A vase of stick like branches and foliage with baubles is narrow enough to fit on the hallstand without catching on people going past.
Sometimes. I wish for a big blank space, it would be so much easier than packing away all the knick knacks, cushions and stuff that decorates our family room or perhaps we should have made red the accent colour rather than orange. This year less stuff has been packed away and we are simply combining the traditional red and gold with some of the orange.
Our tree stands on a table and nearly reaches the ceiling. We put the tree on the table twenty four years ago to prevent little fingers pulling the decorations off the tree and the habit stuck. I can't imagine it at ground level. Red and gold baubles and decorations galore, many of them birds, and collected for a long time. Most years, I buy something to add to the collection.
The indoor plants get a makeover with some sprays of berries and some of my Santas
Poinsettia always makes an appearance, this year smaller and arranged amongst the knick knacks I didnt put away.
The turtle doves perching on the cinnamon sticks. Each year they are given another splash of cinnamon oil to provide a subtle, warm spice aroma .
St Nick watches over
This is another of my Santas. There is only one of him, he is a bit special as his face, hands and boots all needed to be sculpted and he has a full outfit of clothes including his fur trimmed cloak.
and just enough time to make a start on the sitting room.