In typical fashion, I missed "On the Table Tuesday" in only the second week of it's existence.
But I guess it really doesn't matter because I can't share with you what is on my table because they are gifts for sweet friends. But, I can share the other things I have been doing this week.
Let's see them in pictures, shall we?
Decorating started out at the Christmas Tree Shop where I picked up this
perfectly ME tablecloth. It's filled with polka dotty goodness!
Other holiday folks made their way out of storage.
Remember these guys?
Our family room has a Rankin- Bass theme and this is the first year for this too cute set.
Here's a closer look.
Then the whole family moved over to the living room to decorate that tree.
I tried to get a "Christmas Card Photo" which ALWAYS turns into a disaster.
As soon as my kids see that this picture has meaning, all hell breaks loose.
The flash was bad so I needed to try again.
This one was bad for obvious reasons.
I had lost the small window of opportunity and mayhem ensued.
Alex got a hold of the camera and started taking pictures of his own.
Threats were made, punishments were handed out and beer was needed.
On top of everything else, big chunks of the pre-lit tree were out and I spent an hour changing fuses, searching for broken bulbs and plugging and unplugging the maze of wires in this thing.
Later after everyone was bored and took off for tv and video games, I listened to Christmas music and finished everything myself.....in peace and quiet.
The family room tree.
The living room tree.
The vintage tree.
Our advent calendar, which we just started yesterday...oops!
Oh, and I also hemmed, pressed and hung all new drapes in the family room...six panels.
As you can see from the window view, it's dreary here in NJ so the pictures are a little bit dark.
I'm off to Walmart to hopefully find a terribly tacky Christmas sweater.
Wish me luck!
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