This is my skinny pencil tree, along with my little red tree. As I normally do, I gather decor around it to round it out. I brought my old rusty wagon in and used it too.
It's really hard to get a photo of everything at once in this room.
I have vowed not to spend a dime this year on Christmas. Not on decorations, not on presents.
I'm not crazy about that long red and white ribbon. But I was standing precariously leaning on my step ladder just to get it up there. So I'll get back up there and snip it later.
I never really plan on what I'm going to do, because things change and evolve. I didn't think I was going to use my Santa and Snowman collection by Jim Shore. But I ended up with them in the wagon.
Here's a view from the dining room.
I can't seem to get myself moving as fast as usual. I stand awhile, then have to sit awhile and rest my ankle. Otherwise I could have had everything done by now.
But it's going to have to be done in stages. And this was stage 1.
And here's what Charlie Ross thinks about the whole thing. Poor little fellow. He doesn't like things moving about.
He's one of those dogs that feels safest when his head is covered up. I imagine he thinks his butt is covered up too. But he never quite makes it that far.
I baked a great Mexican casserole today that sure was delicious. I'll tell you more about that tomorrow. Got to have sustenance while you spread the joy!