Saturday, December 5, 2015

If We Were Having Coffee : Christmas Decorating

Christmas on the Piano

If we were having coffee ,  I would bring up my system for decorating for Christmas.

And then I would laugh !

System?

I guess you could call it that, if system means repeating the same routine year after year.

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My system looks like this:

*I walk out to the garage where all of the Christmas crates are stored and I sigh…heavily.


*I then walk back into the house a la Scarlett O’Hara muttering ‘I’ll think about this tomorrow’.


*Then when inspiration hits , I return to the garage with various helpers (two gentlemen from Chapa’s Moving and/or my husband).  I prefer Chapa’s Moving and so does my husband!


*Once the crates are inside the house, I start opening them realizing that I didn’t do a Pinterest worthy job of storing them after Christmas last year.


*And finally , a wonderful thing happens.


*All of my years of Christmas collecting smile back at me from their crates and the fun begins!

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This year I- along with many more Texas bloggers- will be participating in Stacey’s

Christmas in Texas

at

 Poofing the Pillows.


Christmas in Texas December 7-11, 2015


I’ll be posting on December 10th.

Stop by!

 

15 comments:

Linda said...

Haha!!! I can so relate!!!! I am deep in the throes of decorating now!!! Although I had to stop for the night!!!

Patty Marker said...

Can't wait!

Sarah said...

Ha! I'm still waiting for some more inspiration. Tree is up, but the rest of my Christmas treasures are smiling from the totes. Tomorrow I hope to move forward with the the rest of it. Wish me luck! '-)
Looking forward to our Texas blog hop. I'm scheduled for Monday. My post is ready to publish. Since I knew I'd be lagging behind in the decorating department, my post is featuring uniquely Texas decor that several of my friends do. See you at the party.

Elizabethd said...

I've done that so many times. Still waiting for inspiration, but will have to get it together soon!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I can't wait to see your home all decorated.

Vee said...

You nailed it! Course, if you are like me, you'll be tweaking until the day it all goes back in its boxes. I find that part fun!

Vee said...

The tweaking that is not the packing it up and putting it away.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh dear. Not just Christmas boxes but CRATES? You must be a serious holiday decorator! Looking forward to seeing your future posts!

Donnamae said...

That'/ that's exactly what I do....I have the exact same system...I almost always do it the same...year after year! Looking forward to seeing more! ;)

Stacey said...

That's exactly how my system works too! 15 minute little spurts of inspiration here and there. Takes me forever!

This weekend I'm telling myself over and over that this is not a show home but a family home. It's making me feel better about the blog hop. :)

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I haven't gotten past the "sighing heavily" part yet. For some reason, I can't find my Christmas decorating spirit.

Michelle said...

I am much the same except all of my, "goodies", are in a closet under the staircase....*heavy sigh*.

Theresa said...

I start out with "I am not going to get it all out this year"! And end up with everything that I love all around me:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Creations By Cindy said...

I actually decided this decorating season to SIMPLIFY! I could not believe that I actually done that too! LOL! I must admit though...I'd had so many other things buying for my time this season but I am pleased with my simple Christmas decoration this year. Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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