...I used to think that, as a society, we rushed into Christmas. That we allotted a disproportionate amount of time and energy for it. That Thanksgiving got cut short, every year, by our eagerness to move on to Christmas.
It used to really bother me. So much so that I used to delay Christmas decorating as long as possible.
But this year? This year's different.
This year my Christmas decorating is all but finished and it's not even December! And this year it's bringing me nothing but joy.
Which is why I decided to be done with it (the holiday, not the practice) and move on to Christmas.
I love the mix and match quality and the way the different colors and textures came together. I also love seeing these various pieces, from their various storage/display places, all join forces for the holiday season.
For the "JOY" banner I used paper wine tags and a gold paint pen:
And the stockings? Those were a clearance purchase after Christmas last year. I couldn't have been more excited when I found them in the bin and discovered how perfectly they matched what I had going on. Sometimes things just work.
Like this decorating thing.... it works! We are getting into the Christmas spirit a little more each day, and are reminded daily of the JOY the season brings...as long as we let it in.
Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)