Do you ever come up with a plan that’s going to be fabulous, you work, and work, and work, and when it’s finally done, it’s just meh?
I’ve been working on cute little ribbon Christmas trees for months. (Remember Christmas in August?) Well, I have 30 of those silly, little trees now. I’d envisioned a forest of trees on the upper windows. They’d look cozy and add a touch of whimsy to our Christmas decorations. Instead, they’re quite underwhelming.
Instead of a forest of tiny trees, we have a few stragglers here and there. We have 17 upper windows, and as it stands we don’t even have enough to replicate this meager level of fullness throughout the room.
Instead of forcing this to work, I took a deep breath and went for a change of plans. There’s power in grouping things together. I think the bookcase needs a little makeover for the season. I added bits of Christmas cheer, clustered the ribbon trees on top, and it looks quite festive.
When we were decorating for the season, I realized that although this is the third official Christmas we’ve lived here, we have all new furniture and a totally different layout. That means we’ve been figuring out all over again where to put the holiday glitz.
I’m in desperate need of a few more pillows. Remember all my planning and goals of having everything ready ahead of time? That’s not quite what’s happened. I have managed to get one pair of Christmas pjs completed, but Baby Girl told me the other day that she doesn’t want pajama bottoms, she’d like a Christmas mumu. Hmmm, I’ll get right on that. I’m thinking it’ll resemble a nightgown rather than a Hawaiian tent dress. Alas,the sewing machine calls.
How’s your Christmas decorating going? Have you had to rethink your plans?