The day after Thanksgiving we eagerly opened up all of our holiday boxes and spent a quiet morning decorating the interior of our home. My husband built two tables to hold our ever expanding village homes (our son's favorite) and we got our owl tree up. It's nice to have the decorations up early. I've always felt that this allows us to enjoy the entire month already prepared to entertain. We switch out our dishes to our Spode Christmas dishes and try to keep things tidy for unexpected visitors.
Our owl tree
Next up we'll finish the outdoor lights and decorating and then it's holiday parades, cookie swaps and wrapping gifts. Thankfully I'm just about finished with our handmade gifts this year. I'll share them with you all after the holidays so as not to ruin any surprises. Let's just say that I used glass, teacups, bird seed, rebar, lots of epoxy, vintage fabric and twine. Hmm.
Are you decorating this weekend? Or, did you brave the sales?