Voila, he invited me in, and there she was, sitting on the couch amidst rolls of red ribbon, tying bows, The place was inundated with Christmas sitters, and two oil paintings had just been covered to look like Christmas packages. This couple was having a delightful time decorating in anticipation of visits from their children and grandchildren.
As far as I’m concerned, delight is absolutely essential for this kind of activity, because let’s face it, it can consume an inordinate amount of time and money. Here it is, still Thanksgiving weekend, and were thinking about Christmas decorations. Of course I have to consider simplicity. The family is coming and I want the house to look festive. What will satisfy everyone? There is much for us all to bear in mind with December just a few days away.
P.S. I must admit that the best part of being invited into the house was getting a peek at the incredible interior. This is no cottage by the sea, Their deck, although enclosed like mine, is about four times as long and a little closer to the water’s edge. Spectacular, but I wouldn’t change my cottage by the sea for anything.