Monday, December 9, 2013

Happy Holidays!

We did our inside decorations today. We always wait until after my niece's birthday before we decorate -- one celebration at a time! This year we have a new fake tree. It's tall and slim so we put it in front of the fireplace so we didn't have to move any furniture. I love that! The chair in which I usually tat (the large overstuffed rocker you can see in the picture) is one of the pieces that gets moved and I get all discombobulated. We have a lot of ornaments that are sentimental and lots from trips (we buy fridge magnets and ornaments when we travel!). The rest are tatted. The earliest ones are from sometime in the late 1970s. They are really plain little gray stars. I don't think one is visible in the picture. In fact, I think there might be only one still around. Don't ask whatever possessed me to make gray stars. Maybe I thought they looked silver. If I was going to make them now I'd use metallic thread and make them silver. The thread choices were much more limited in "the olden days."
Tomorrow we are going to tackle the outside lights. We are not supposed to have snow, and the temperature is predicted to be 21ºF (-6ºC).  That's better than the 9ºF (-12ºC) it was last week, so I hope we don't freeze getting it done.


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love trees with a variety of ornaments! I convinced Dave to not rearrange the whole house this year. We moved one table out of the living room. We've been working on the decorations for a week, and I'm getting really annoyed by the clutter. Decorations may have to stay up for a while so that I can truly enjoy them,!

Margarets designer cards said...

Vernon actually brought me a new tree this year, don't faint, but it's only about 12 inches high so all the snowflakes will have to be done again in very fine thread to make them smaller.
Your decorations look lovely

Kathy Niklewicz said...

The skinnier trees are a good idea! Now you can be comfy in your chair and enjoy the tree, which is very festive! I also get discombobulated when things are out of order! LOL! I'm seeing a star on the left side near the top, but looks white. We have cut down on decorating, and I'm less stressed but feel sad that old favorites stay stored away.