Normally I don't decorate until Thanksgiving weekend. Years ago it was a rule (of the strictest kind) that no decorations go up until 2 weeks prior to Christmas, but the older I get the longer I want to enjoy the effort that goes into decking these halls.
This year, however, I'm hosting a holiday soiree on the first weekend of December, for which I will be cooking (and I'm sure obsessively cleaning) the week before.
So without further ado, here's what I spent the entire weekend doing:
Our living room tree, which changes color scheme/theme each year.
At the last minute I felt something was missing so I cut up a white feather boa and stuck the pieces into the tree. THANK GAWD I just happened to have a feather boa lying around!
Our traditional tree in the den holds all the special ornaments that carry sentimental value.
And OF COURSE Betina gets her own tree! She comes to the party prepared.