Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thanksgiving...then Christmas

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  My Dear Daughter prepared the turkey and pretty much most of the meal at her house.  It smelled WONDERUL in there!!  

I did my part.  I made yummy sweet potato casserole.  I'm not the best cook.  I would rather set the table!

And when it was all over, it was time for the transition to Christmas!!  One year as I was putting away my Christmas decorations, it just seemed so bare.  All I did when I decorated for Christmas was to add a few little knick knacks here and there and when I put them away, it just seemed so blah Sooooo.....

I had the idea of packing away all my normal decorations and only put out Christmas ones.  It's a chore, but it's worth it to me.  And, hubby.  One year, I told him I wasn't going to go "all out" with the Christmas decorations and he got all "sad" on me.  So, now I know who I'm decorating for!

And, he helps!  We keep all this stuff in the attic.  I unpack Christmas and pack the everyday stuff in those same boxes.

And there are a LOT of them!

I figured out that I should always save the boxes that things come in for packing and storing.

 I always wanted Christmas dishes.  I got these a few years ago from Kmart.  They were super affordable and I just love them.  After Christmas that year I went back and bought more at a huge discount.  So, now I have extra in the cupboard and at Christmas dinner I don't have to take these down to eat on!

And of course the fireplace.  All ready for Santa!

That's it for now....more to come!!  Are you all ready for Christmas?


  1. we will start next week getting it all together

  2. I pack away some of my stuff but haven't got brave enough to pack it all. Maybe next year. With as much Christmas stuff as I have, I really should. Thanks for the idea.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your cabinet for displaying your dishes, how awesome is that.

    We did our holiday decorating yesterday.

  4. My goodness, I am so impressed. Great shelving display area. The dishes look great. We cut a tree and now have to decorate it later this evening, I hope.

  5. Love the Christmas Plates in the cabinet. It looks so beautiful! I am excited to see what else is in all those boxes!! Best wishes!!


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