With a super successful Halloween under my belt (a total of 75 kids came out trick or treating) and a somber Remembrance Day all in the past few weeks, It was time to start the Christmas decorating Saturday – that’s right – Christmas.
Since I didn’t do much for Christmas 2019 (having just moved in and jumping right into renovations) AND because 2020 has been a bit of a crappy year (pretty sure there are much better words to describe it) I’ve decided to go all out this year with the decorating. On the exterior front of the house I’ve hung 7 of the 10 green and red LED light strands to the house and to the face of the garage. I’ve placed beautiful velvet ribbon around the 6 posts with wreathes and bells, placed my two small Christmas trees at the main door which I’ve added new lights to and put the wreathes on all 4 doors.
On the inside of the house I plan on decorating the following rooms: The Dining room, living room, sitting room, main bathroom, half bathroom and stairwell/landing.
Here is what I’ve done so far.
Dining room: I Used garland and red bows to add a classic feel to the house. These bows were originally on the wreathes outside but they looked less than spectacular. After taking the wreathes apart, replacing the bows and bells they work much better indoors.
Sitting room: Reusing old Christmas cards I’ve received over the last 10 year, some red ribbon and some tack nails to create a festive wall full of colour in what was an empty space. With moving all the new appliances and tools to the workshop I’ve created a secondary dining area which has the console table from the rec room and hung a beautiful large piece of artwork over it. A red table runner, oversized vase with acorns and baubles and some garland to complete the look.
Over the next several weeks I plan on continuing with the Christmas decor. It really seems to cheer everyone up. I know I feel better with it. I have many more lights to put up and a table full of decor to place. And the last weekend of November the Christmas tree will go up.
By mid December work will be winding down, the show will come to an end and it will be the Christmas Holidays. I know I am looking forward to some time off. Time to clean, bake and wrap some gifts.
Hope you are all looking as forward to the Holidays as I am. Stay tuned for updated pictures on the progress of the Christmas decorating.
Update: November 23, 2020
Two more stringers of lights have been put up around the two upper windows over the porch.
I moved the smaller ribbon of cards from the large wall to the opposite side of the room evening out the Christmas decor.
A festive poinsettia as a centre piece on the dining room table.
A second Christmas tree has been set up upstairs on the landing providing ambient light. (Ornaments to come)
Using materials out of the yard I’ve created two floral arrangements leading up to the front of the house. The cute Christmas trees were from the Dollarama.
And a shot of our first snowfall taken by my Neighbour Alex when the house was all lit up.
MORE TO COME!
Update: December 4, 2020
Both Christmas trees are up and the Christmas cards are ready to go.