The part I hate most is carrying all the boxes up from the basement, and the empties back to the basement! Short of hiring someone, I have to do it myself! I even decided to put up my Snow Village this year. There have been years that I'm just too worn out to get it set up...and find room for it. But this year I decided to locate it along the ledge that divides my kitchen and family room... a perfect fit!
We also got a smaller tree last year. My house is so full of furniture (imagine that) I can never fit the tree in comfortably. So, we opted for a 6' flocked tree. It's very festive--and full of Northwoods, cabin, cottage and outdoor decor...things like real Coleman lanterns, pine cones, antler decorations, an Elmer Fudd hat, mittens and lots of red birds. My son loves it...and that's what it's all about!
So, I hope you have just as much fun decorating for the holidays...here's a few of my photos...
The Snow Village
My tree, in a galvanized tub
Vintage Coleman lanterns on the tree
Panoramic of family room
The Snow Village along my kitchen ledge...which drops off to the stairwell directly behind it!