Since our dear friend Marty said anything goes today for Tabletop Tuesday I’ve decided to show you my after holiday peculiarity. First off, you need to know I totally love Christmas and everything about it! I love all the festive decorating and really enjoy pulling out all my Santa’s and all the other whimsical and glittery decor associated with the season. However, when I put out quite a bit as I did this year it really does begin to overwhelm me and I’m often ready to break it down very soon after the holidays.
But…we have a tradition in our house to leave the tree up until new years. It took me several years to realize that just because I didn’t want the tree to come down didn’t mean I wasn’t ready for everything else to be put up. So as I promised to reveal to you, here is my quirky holiday peculiarity. I take things down in stages! Yes, I am a bit of a procrastinator. I break it all down a little at a time. Today I removed a good bit of the holiday decor. Gone are all the Santa’s, the bows, balls, and greenery. Now I can sit back and enjoy the holidays for a bit more without feeling the red and green overload.
The den feels so much larger now. Whew! I can see my mantle again too! I love it!
I moved this secretary that we had in the dining room awhile back in the den now. It had been in the Mr.’s office after we got the new china hutch but I’ve changed my mind and moved back here in the den instead. I really wanted to store my crystal back in here again so I’ll have more room in the china cabinet for china.
Off came the red and green ribbons and away went all the Christmas balls and gingerbread men on this tray. In it’s place remains a simple candle arrangement with my country duck basket to hold all the remotes. The Mr. sure loves this arrangement!
The kitchen is no longer a candy wonderland but still has just a few holiday touches.
My side table no longer reminds me of the Night Before Christmas, instead it holds a few of my newest holiday gifts.
In the dining room all the extra holiday dishes and serve ware are packed away along with all the glittery balls and greenery hanging everywhere.
A simple silver tray holds plenty of left over candy..any takers?
I feel so much more relaxed now, and ready to face tomorrows adventures, returns and after holiday sales!
That’s how I roll y’all, how about you? How do you break it all down. Do you drag it out like me or do you take it all down quickly in one swoop?
I know I am a bit late today but I’m linking to Metamorphosis Monday also. This is one change I always look forward to every year.