But, thanks to Susan. . .
And her Christmas classes (see blog post) where she showcased this years trees and icy white and silver theme, I thought about bringing in my white tree again but this time removing everything that's Navy and just having everything white and silver. (Check her blog on my blog roll)
Thanks to Mary Carol . . .
and her open house in September where she had her house decorated magically in fall and Christmas decor. Thanks to that trip I can not sleep at night thinking of how I can copy atleast 50 things I saw at her Lovely home.
(Please see her blog if you haven't already, it is a must)
I went to the barn today with my husband to rumage through our Christmas boxes and take inventory. Honestly, it sounds easier than it is. The entire upstairs of our barn has boxes only filled with Chrismas decor. Rob was excited because I told him I was thinking of toning things down a bit so he happily agreed to walk with me and help me bring a few things back.
In my mind I know that although I'm only doing the three trees, in my head I'm thinking of doing other things as well. We went and looked through every box. Rob said happily . . .
"We can make two groups. The boxes we are leaving here and the boxes we are taking. It all sounded very orderly. I shook my head as I'm lost in thought scanning my boxes with my laser infrared eyes scanning inside each one right?
"This one staying or going?" Rob asked. "Hmmm, I think going." I replied.
"How about this one?" "Ummm, going."
"This one?" "Going!"
Are you picking up the pattern here?
So out of 34 or so boxes, I believe about four are definitely staying, 3 are maybes and everything else is piled near the staircase waiting to come home.
It was exhausting looking ahead at all the work. Exciting, but at the same time, overwhelming.
I managed to bring back one thing with me which was a garland I had bought in January from Susan's store. I bought it with our new stone mantle in mind.
I couldn't resist and placed it today. Tell me what you think.
As I thanked these two lovely women who have inspired me I need to thank one more who helped me pick everything out in our study. KC, my talented friend.
Thank you my beautiful friend.