Decorating for Christmas

Usually I’m a bit “bah humbug” about Christmas decorations.

They go up just before Christmas.

They come down straight afterwards.

Which is very strange as I really do love Christmas.  I’m just very resistant to the whole “Christmas is in the shops before Halloween has finished” state of affairs.

Not this year.  I’ve been itching to put them up and finally found a chunk of time on Friday morning to get them out of the loft and into the sitting room.  I blame the kids for this change of heart.

Funny how you can see things in photos that you can’t see in real life…I need to buy a couple more strings of gold beads

We have a sackful of Santa’s (what is the collective noun for Santa’s?  Sackful?  Beard?  Sleigh?  Who knows?)

And, there’s also the other kind of decorating going on.

Button’s bedroom has been driving me to distraction for ages.  It hasn’t been redecorated for nearly 3 years.  Whilst I loved the colour scheme and it was the first room I’d decorated for one of my babies, it was looking very shabby indeed.

I also happen to know that Santa has some lovely things in store for her for Christmas, and then there is another pretty spectacular gift being made that may be for Christmas, maybe for her birthday, but either way will require some space.  So I feel I can’t put it off any more, and whilst it might be slightly crazy timing, I feel better for having this project under way.

It will be painted by next weekend, with Button moved back in (she’s currently camping in The Boy’s room, with all the chaos that entrails!)

Then she”ll be ready and waiting for when the real Father Christmas comes down the chimney in two weeks time.


4 Responses to Decorating for Christmas

  1. Brigitte says:

    Love the tree and Santas, Can’t wait to find out what Button’s pressie is.But sounds as though it’s going to be amazing. Itching to get my tree up, but Mr R is taking his time in getting it down from the garage eaves.All I can say is… Bah humbug!

    • PendleStitches says:

      I had to practically beat The Husband to get ours out of the loft. In fairness he had to move the pile of Christmas pressies waiting to be wrapped, Maud, my dressmakers dummy, a stand fan, and a shredder. Then he had to remove several door panels and climb into the space in the loft eaves. I can almost see why he was procrastinating!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous decorations and tree. How about a “Flurry of Santas”?! My parents arrive next week from the UK, so am managing to hold off decorating until they get here so that we can do it together. If Button has a doll´s house can I come round and play with it? I always wanted one 🙁

    • PendleStitches says:

      How lovely that your parents are coming over for Christmas. We are very lucky that both sets of parents live about 3 miles away (we moved Mum up from Surrey when Dad died).

      I think you may have to come and play! And when you see the other gift that is under construction, you’ll definitely want to come! 😉

      I did have a dolls house as a little girl. It was magical with electric lights and a garage and beautiful delicate furniture. We sold it when I grew up a bit and I quite frequently kick myself that we didn’t keep it. Button is far to young for it but it would have been perfect for her in a few years.

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