Thanksgiving is over, my appetite is satisfied, and now it’s time to gear up for Christmas. Whoo-hoo! I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving feast, complete with good food and even better company. We hightailed it on over and down to the Myrtle Beach area to share yummy eats with my parents and we were not disappointed. My mom put together a huge spread that we shared together along with good conversation.
Other than stuffing our faces to our zippers popped, we also managed to make a jaunt to the beach and several thrift stores. All in all, it was a wonderful trip and holiday. Of course, after all that rest and relaxation, I was itching to get some necessary projects done when we returned. First on the list was raking. Again.
Now that all the leaves have fallen, the City’s leaf sucker upper truck (or whatever it’s called) is coming around on Monday, so it was high time to rake all that detritus to the street and enjoy a leaf free yard (once and for all). With that chore done, I moved on to a much more enjoyable task: beginning the holiday decorating!
First on the list was getting ready for a new entryway display. This meant that all the pumpkins I had been using, had to be moved. Aaron suggested putting them in our horse trough, I did, and they look awesome. I’m planning on tucking in some fir branches in the next week to make it a little more yule tide appropriate.
Next up for a little festive adornment was the front porch/door. I pulled an metal milk jug out to the porch and filled it with some Magnolia and Nandina branches to add a little red/green coloring.
Then I cut some Leland Cypress branches and bundled them together, adding some more Nandina on top. I secured the pieces together with rope and then covered the rope with some spare brown grosgrain ribbon. I hung it on the door and, wahlah!, super easy yet elegant door hanger.
I still plan to add garland to the exterior, but at least I’ve made a good start to the holiday decorating. Of course, I’m still working on my front entry display and incorporating a little Christmas spirit throughout the house (baby steps). Here’s a sneak peak of part of the display thus far:
Fingers crossed I finish it in the next few days. Again, I hope everyone had a superb Thanksgiving!