So anyways . . .
I've been "browsing" the Christmas decorations in the stores.
As they put them out. . .
I'm there. . .looking for certain things.
There are lots of decorations . .
so many styles. .
so much to choose from.
Every year I pick up a few things that match the things I already have.
I was asked recently. . .
to describe my Christmas decorating style in one or two sentences.
I thought that would be easy. . .but I had to really think.
I know what I like when I see it but to describe it was harder.
I love retro. . .old things that are now again in style . .
so I am going to say my favorite Christmas decorating style is . . . .
I don't actually own many vintage ornaments but I'm always drawn to decorations that look retro. Perhaps it is memories of hanging one piece of tinsel at a time as a child and then removing it one piece at a time at the end of Christmas that has me forever fond of the things once held dear as a chld.
How about you?
Are you "browsing" the shelves as they are filling them?
I have one firm Christmas decorating rule.
The Nativity Scene is the first thing up. .
and the last thing down. . .
I took out my Fisher Price Nativity Scene yesterday and smiled as Grandgirlie exclaimed with great enthusiasm. . .
"I want Jesus". . .
and kissed the wee babe in the manger with a big smile.
The Nativity Scenes are up. . .the middle of November.