Here's a peek of what's going on at home...we started unpacking the Christmas ornaments on Thanksgiving and decorating in earnest. Still some things to do...but its a lot of fun setting it up. Christmas is such a kid centered holiday, but growing up, I couldn't wait until I was adult and could have my holiday, my way. In fact, in my college dorm, I was the one with the fully decorated tree, including presents beneath, with hot chocolate brewing in my mini microwave...I've always been a nest maker - trying to build roots wherever I went. The store can be a bit traditional for my taste, so at home I have free range. Most of what I like is candy colored and packed with glitter. I have a lot of vintage ornaments that I've happily married with new acquisitions from the shop. A lot of people ask me what's my decorating secret at the store and home...um, here it goes...see an empty spot? shove something glittery in it. (and that's 4 years of design school talking!)
The one challenge at home though is cats. We have three - and basically, in years past, my tabletop tinsel tree is just a big ol' giant cat toy. We've stopped putting anything breakable on the actual tree and moved those types to a garland over the doorway - which everyone raves about to me. So far, the tree this year has been knocked over 2-1/2 times...not by the cats...by me! I say 2-1/2 because I caught it once...so, I guess this is a good system for the clumsy.
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