The boy and I have been very busy - Christmas is up and ready for business! He helped me get the perfect tree and set it up for me...what a good lad, perhaps I'll take his name off the naughty list (his vacuum skills leave a lot to be desired but they usually improve a few weeks before Christmas:))
The mister came home, saw the tree and said, "Who's idea was it to bring a shrub into the house anyway?" What jolly good fun he is! I was talking to a good friend this morning and we were lamenting about how we slave to make Christmas for our family...case in point...the mister left yesterday morning and everything was status quo...he returned nine hours later to find a veritable Christmas Wonderland all set up and he didn't have to lift one finger...and as he looked around at my handiwork, all the decorations and the twinkling lights, he muttered, "There goes the electric bill!"
Just a few more pics of my kitchen...kind of hard to see but the platter in the center pic was an antique shop find, $5!! The garland on my window is filled with gingerbread men ornaments and lights...it's one of my very favorite Christmas things - along with REAL gingerbread!
My little silver Christmas tree is once again sporting the snowman theme...I just could not bring myself to change it this year, even though we've had a snowman tree for five years! I love my little elf ladder - the elf's like to climb the ladder, get onto the tree and rearrange the ornaments when I'm not looking...either that or the mister is just screwing with me yet again! My snowman tree has wooden arms with mittens on them - maybe he needs a bit of tinsel, too? And the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nickolas will drop in a bauble or two for me since I've been so very good!