Two vintage trunks sit in the living room. One functions as a coffee table, with television remote controls and magazines on top. The other holds the television. Inside both is my treasure of holiday ornaments and decorations. As soon as Thanksgiving winds down I open the trunks and place all of their contents across the dining room table. This year I was so excited about opening those trunks I could barely sleep the night before.
Our home has been the site of many holiday parties, children’s Christmas parties, Graduation-Christmas parties, Going-Away Holiday parties, Crafting-Christmas parties, and so on. So I had accumulated boxes and boxes of holiday decor. Over the last few years I have whittled down that collection to the contents of those two charming trunks. This year I am going to whittle it down some more.
There were quite a few bunches of artificial poinsettias, mostly from The Dollar Store. It is time for all but a few of them to go.
The gift of time has been such a treasure in these early days of my retirement. This year as I “deck the halls” it is being done at a more leisurely pace, with lots of cleaning, organizing, and downsizing added in. It’s time for me to get my wooden train set arranged around the center of the dining room table. It will hold the salt and pepper shakers and maybe some treats. I love having the little train at the table with us. I think the grandchildren like it too.
Thanks for listening. Take care.