Christmas is the hardest month on me because so much has to be done in a short amount of time!
At Paula’s we normally go all out with all kinds of beautiful decorations. But, this year Paula only wanted two Christmas trees in her home. (Last year I did seven!) So this year I put up an 18’ tall tree up in the living room and a 9’ tall tree in the kitchen. Can you believe that the living room tree took one whole day? And to top it all off, I don’t care for height and climbing up and down, so 16’ tall ladder I used was not fun!
The kitchen tree Paula decorated by herself and I only came in and just helped with the top part. This is the tree she calls her “Children’s Tree”. It’s where she puts all of her family’s ornaments that she’s collected over the years, like the ones that Bobby and Jamie made when they were little. I did three wonderful mantels in the house of fresh evergreens and dried hydrangeas that we grew on the property. Paula loves using fresh greens and flowers from her property. We finished her house by bringing in poinsettias and fresh wreaths and we called it a day!
By the time I got to my house I was so over Christmas that I just did two mantels and made a fresh wreath for the front of the house. I did place poinsettias around my home and tons of Christmas candles- they all smell amazing! I couldn’t bring myself to climb another ladder to put up a tree, but I think I’ll make it through the season just fine without.
I’ve included pictures of me working on Paula’s living room tree and a picture of the wreath I made from clippings out of Paula’s yard.
How do y’all decorate at your house? Merry Christmas!
doris in The Secret Garden on May 19, 2013 at 3:11 pm
I love reading about your family and seeing your pictures. I respect the fact that you are teaching your son's family values because so much of that seems to be going by the wayside anymore..maybe someday we will meet and by that time your son's may even have their own cooking show.lol..wishing you lots and lots of love from this country girl's kitchen to Brooke Deen's kitchen of love.
Linda Miller in The Makings for a Perfect Father’s Day on May 19, 2013 at 11:44 am
Love this idea. I want to do this for my sister n law for the new addition of the family. What a wonderful way to celebrate a new baby in the family.
Kimberly McKinney in How to Host a Sip and See on May 19, 2013 at 10:54 am
I love Orchids but fine it hard to kept alive for very long. I love the way you display
Syndie Reynolds in Paula’s Love of Orchids on May 13, 2013 at 10:59 pm