I have NEVER in my 51 years put up Christmas before Thanksgiving- but...
We have NO one coming for Thanksgiving so we are taking my parents to Cracker Barrel to eat again this year. The food was delicious last year and that is where they both want to go- no cooking for me, no clean up and it makes the parents happy- win, win!
So, Kay and I decided we would put away the fall decor last week and we have started putting up the greens, and the Dept 56 Dickens Display. We just started the village yesterday. The blue domino box WILL go, but we needed it for a height idea for the conservatory. Kay will make a styrofoam base for it tonight and hook up all the lights. This display is the Retired Department 56 Dickens theme. It is sitting on top of a 6ft long table. I think it needs a small fence around the entire thing- will mess with it again tonight after banner class.
I have been amazed for 10 years that this is "HIS" display, yet I am the one who ends up arranging it each time. I will share more photos of it when it's finished and lit up. If you have a display and are searching the internet for ideas like we do, I hope this helps inspire you in some way!
Tonight is the Noel Banner Class and I am now headed to the studio to set up for it and start the Christmas Decorating in the downstairs. Yes, my full downstairs has it's own set of decorations! Wish I had a couple of Minions here today to help out!
Here is our deck at 8 am this morning- a skiff of snow- shows up better on the deck than in the grass lol
in 2 weeks we will have lived here 8 years, in that time I have NEVER seen weather this cold or snow in any form before Thanksgiving- frankly I am glad to have it. We need the bit of moisture it provides and it helps set the tone for all the decorating!
Hot cocoa is calling my name and so is my studio! Have an awesome day everyone!