I am not much on seasonal decorating, mainly because I hate to take it all down and put it away but maybe that’s starting to change. I did order some Halloween decorations this year and I have them out but I need so much more to even make it look like I decorated minimally but then . . if I get more . . that’s more stuff to put away.
When I lived in Louisiana and I was way more into decorating, I had a closet under the stairs and I had nails up (before 3M Command hooks). I hung all the hanging stuff in there and had everything in order – Mardi Gras, then Easter, then July 4 . . and so on. I’d take stuff down, put it back up in the closet and grab the next stuff. I have a closet under the stairs here and I could do that same thing. I could even stack Rubbermaid type totes in there and write on them which holiday they went with. Maybe I’ll do better . . maybe not. We’ll see.
But, the charts that came in today are all Christmas charts.
This one is Cranberry Christmas by Artful Offerings.
This one is Silent Night by Crocette a gogo’.
This one is Snow in Love by Cottage Garden Samplers.
This one is Christmas Delivery by Cottage Garden Samplers.
The funny thing is that I decided to have a cardinal wall in my breakfast room. Our town’s mascot is the cardinal. So many charts have red birds on them and I found myself looking at some of them and debating if it was a cardinal, a weird bird, or what so I decided any red bird can have a home on my cardinal wall. Then I was talking to Denise and she’s going to have a red bird wall too. We hadn’t talked about together but one day she said something like “This can go on my redbird wall!” What? I’m going to have a redbird wall too. Denise’s will probably be filled before my first piece is stitched.
Anyway . . after these charts came, I wrote Denise and told her that two of these charts have redbirds but then when I started looking, I said “No! All four of them have redbirds.”
I won’t keep Christmas pieces out all year but they can reside in my breakfast room during the holidays.
If I could get Snow in Love and Cranberry Christmas done for next year, I would be so, so happy.