Sunday, November 30, 2014
Christmas Decorating.....Part 2
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here on Willie Mae Lane.
I am 98% done decorating! It is a lot of work but when it's all done and I can sit down and enjoy the fruits of my labor, it is worth it. Tonight I am finally able to sit down and enjoy it and as I look around at all the lights and festive decor, I am happy. Yes, it was worth it. I want to share my favorite new addition to my decor this year. You may remember this little truck ornament I shared a few days ago.
I kind of fell in love with it at World Market and it had to come home with me.
I had seen folks all over bloglandia with the cutest little vintage trucks or cars with Christmas trees in the back or strapped to the roof and I just had to have one for myself.
I haven't had any luck finding a vintage one, but when I spotted this one I knew it would work.
I had also seen some in apothecary jars and this one was small enough to create the vision I had for it. It was actually perfect and the cute little wreath on the front just sealed the deal.
I bought a few bottle brush trees at Wal Mart and here it is.....
I just love it!
I might not get real snow here in Florida, but I can have some in this little scene in my jar.
It sits upon my little heater along with some freshly cut cedar and a quilted crystal votive cup.
Simple but so pretty.
Santa sits on the stool with his pipe in one hand and a book in the other. I have had him since my kids were small. He was a gift from my mother-in-law. The base is a tape player and it came with a tape of the night before Christmas. Not sure if it still works or not, but he is always part of my decor.
And, for those of you who read my post yesterday and remember me mentioning adding some fresh cedar to the tablescape, here is an updated picture. It's just what the table needed.
I am feeling a little out of sorts tonight. I am returning to work tomorrow and while I am happy to see my sweet kinders, I am not looking forward to the stress and pressure of my job. The joy has been stolen from teaching and there is just too much to do and keep up with. It is nearly impossible. I am going to try my best to make the next three weeks as fun and magical as I can for my students though.
Christmas time should be fun. I'm still going to "teach", but I want them to have fun while they're learning.
I'm also a little sad tonight as I remember that tomorrow, December 1st, makes three years since my father-in-law passed away. I miss him a lot and wish he could have had more time on this Earth.
Anywho, not trying to be a downer, I'm just sharing my feelings. I hope to find some time to post some more of my Christmas decor this week. We'll see! As for that list I had for my break, I am happy to report that the majority of the things I had on it were accomplished and I had a lot of fun too. I spent some quality time with all my loved ones and for that I am grateful.
Have a wonderful week everyone.
I'm linking up here.....
Until next time.....