Since Black Friday was pretty chilly here in Dallas (I know 60 isn’t really chilly, but it sure feels that way to us!), Kev and I took the opportunity to put up our tree and mantel decorations.
Kevin is a master tree-putter-upper. We opted to go with an artificial tree for one more year, not because we hope the kids will be less induced to mutilate a fake tree (unlikely) or because we’d like to get one more year’s worth of our money out of this one. In truth, we simply forgot we wanted a real tree until we’d already put up our artificial one. By that time the lights were on we were too lazy to take them all off again, take the fake tree down, go get a real one, and put lights on it.
Once the tree was up, we added lights (1200!) and I climbed up on my high horse to add our topper. In lieu of the traditional angel or star, we opt for a more artistic topper. I used picks from the floral department at Hobby Lobby to create a fountain-y effect.
We decorated the mantel with a simple lighted garland and some Christmas bulbs hung from plum ribbon.
With the lights down low, the room is absolutely gorgeous.
Next up is the dining room table scape! Hopefully I’ll be able to get it done sometime this this week.
Have you got your Christmas tree up yet? Did you go real or fake? Are your stockings hung by the chimney with care?