Here’s the thing. This marks the third Christmas season since I started this site. In all honesty, I’ve had to look at the archives several times already this month to see if I’m telling y’all something I told you two years ago.
Chances are you didn’t really care back then and you certainly don’t care now.
But since today is Boomama’s Christmas Tour of Homes, this will basically be the same post I’ve put up for the last two years because as much as I wish I could decorate my home totally different each Christmas season, it wouldn’t really be a display of fiscal responsibility.
“Honey, I know we’re in a recession but look at these darling new ornaments I bought for only $8.00 a piece!”
It would be sad to end up in marital counseling during the holidays.
Truth be told, I really looked for some cute hot pink and lime green ribbon to add to my decor this year, but couldn’t find what I have pictured in my mind, which probably means it doesn’t exist anywhere EXCEPT in my mind. So I can add ribbon to a long list of issues.
Okay, I’ll start with the tree.
Yes, those are deer. Howdy, it’s Christmas in Texas.
This is our mantle.
Every year I frame a picture of Caroline with Santa and then put it on the mantle. At this point I’m starting to run out of room on the mantle, but, even sadder, I’m starting to run out of years that she’ll actually go sit on Santa’s lap.
But I can’t think about that right now.
This is a little nativity that Caroline made out of flowerpots last year. Mary’s hair is a little wild, but you try riding a donkey while nine months pregnant and then giving birth in a stable. It’s a recipe for bad hair.
This is another nativity that someone gave us a wedding present. Sadly, when we got it down out of the attic this year we discovered that Joseph was decapitated at some point during the last twelve months or maybe his head flew off when he heard that Mary was pregnant with the son of God.
Fortunately, unlike Marie Antoinette, we were able to fix him up with a little super glue.
These aren’t actually in my house but at my dad’s house. I figured since I have nothing new to show y’all, I’d show you Mr. and Mrs. Claus. My great aunt Mamie made these out of newspaper for everyone in the family probably thirty-five years ago and they totally take me back to my childhood when I see them.
And then here are the same pictures I’ve shown you for the last two years, but let’s use the magic of Christmas and pretend you’re seeing them for the first time.
This is the wreath on my front door.
This is our dining room. I’ve been known to fill those urns with M&M’s in past years, but this year I opted for ornaments because they are virtually calorie-free although they can be a little hard on the digestive track.
And this is our kitchen. I can’t remember when I took this picture but I promise it wasn’t five minutes ago or all you’d see would be dirty dishes in the sink and various works of art by Caroline all over the island.
This is the view from our living room into the kitchen. I just want you to see the columns wrapped like candy canes. They make me happy.
I’d leave them like that all year but that might be weird.
That’s it for this year. Maybe I’ll hit some after Christmas sales and load up on hot pink and lime green ribbon and ornaments for next year!
But then again, maybe I’ll just think about it since that requires less effort.
And I’m all about that.