I usually am more than ready to put away the Christmas decorations by January 1. Somehow this year, it seems like I just barely got them up, and now they are coming down. Maybe because there was such a short time span between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Or maybe because I made the crazy decision to repaint two rooms in the intervening weeks.
I took a few pics to share with you, before I put everything away for another year.
I have a few vintage Christmas postcards. I love the graphics on them. This one would greet you just inside my front door.
This is the garland that was draped across my black ‘owl pull’ dresser near the back door.
As you can see, a lot of what I use is not strictly for Christmas. Like the glittery Eiffel tower, the golden “S” and the little crusty birdcage. The same is true of the tarnished silver platters in the display above my microwave in the kitchen.
and some of my aqua decorations from the living room.
Of course, there is my lovely little tree with my collection of vintage glass ornaments.
And let’s not forget outside … we had plenty of snow here for a white Christmas this year.
These outside decorations are meant to stay up throughout the winter … not just Christmas decorations, but winter decorations. I’ll get to enjoy them for quite a bit longer here in Minnesota. When these come down, I promise you I will be good and sick of them and thrilled that they are being put away for another year!