Now I can get back to the lame decorating post I intended.
Yes, those are plastic ornaments, from a garage sale, under a
My window ledges have not gotten decorated.
I simplified this year. Not because I wanted too, out of necessity. I needed that extra week we usually have between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Brawn is responsible for decorating the top three feet of our tree, so don't judge it. It's about 15 feet to the tip of it, and I'm not standing on a ladder and leaning into the tree. You know what would happen. And saying each year "don't put all the same kind of ornaments next to each other, mix it up", I guess falls on deaf ears.
I realize vintage measuring apparatus turned into a star are not anything new. However when our tree top star fell from the sky I had to find something proto while Brawn was up on the top of that ladder. Hence the big star - it's 17 inches across - but I love it.
I wanted the lights to twist between it, but I dare not ask for too much for the top three feet.
There is nothing else vintage on my tree this year. We went a different route. So of course the star is a bit out of place with all the glass bulbs.
We have poinsettias all over the place that have white lights strung through them. Big punch, pretty impact, and easy.
The nativity has it's prominent place.
The only thing that involved any effort, I didn't even do! My daughter wrapped a big picture in the dining room.
Me?.... I stuck an upside down poinsettia arrangement in the light fixture and called it good. 10 second decorating this year.
And I'm really ok with all of it. I'm putting my effort into the things that matter, like enjoying my family. Don't get me wrong, I love decorating for Christmas and making it warm and cozy for all who are here, and fussing and making new things, but not at the expense of running myself ragged.
There are only so many hours in a day.
So this year at the ranch, it's plenty Christmasy inside, just simple. And there is not one thing wrong with that.