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Is It Time Yet?

January 10th, 2011

It seems like just about everyone around here has already taken down their Christmas decorations. Perhaps they were taking advantage of the 50 degree days we had on New Year’s, but it seems like everyone did it a little earlier than normal. My Christmas decor is still up, I usually don’t take it down until mid January.

One of the things I’m particularly enjoying is the card garland on my stairway. I’m sure a few of you will recognize your lovely cards on there! I’m not in a hurry to take these down as I usually am with my Christmas cards.

I’ll probably take all of my indoor and outdoor Christmas decorations down some day next week. I’m never in a rush because I enjoy it so much, not to mention you spend all that time decorating why not enjoy it for more than a few weeks! That’s one nice thing about having natural holiday decor, it’s more wintery than Christmasy so you can leave it up a little longer. I’m really hoping the days get a little warmer so I don’t freeze my fingers off while taking down all that outdoor garland. I’ll be giving those Ethel insulated gloves another go at winter work. I will be sad as I always think things look really bare when all the lights and garland are gone.

When do you take down your Christmas decorations?

The Sun Shone Brightly and the Sky Was Blue

November 30th, 2010

Don’t know what got into me but when I sat down to write this post last night I decided to write a silly poem. Hope you enjoy it.

It was the perfect day to put up Christmas she knew,
The sun shone brightly and the sky was so blue.

Out of the attic came the decor, where it had been put away.
It was nearly 50, so no frosty fingers on this beautiful day.

Out came the step ladder and up went the pine,
white lights and pine cones along the roof line.

Stars, watering cans, and pots nestled by the front door,
Pine was draped down the sides that reached to the floor.

The sun was setting when she was all through,
She turned on the lights and took in the view.

Simple, natural decorations are the theme around here,
Shown to inspire others around the big blogosphere.

Do you put up outdoor Christmas decorations? What kinds?

Update: people are always asking where I got my grapevine stars. I’ve had them for many years, you can find them for a good price here on Amazon.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.