Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

Decorating, decorating, decorating... I absolutely love this part of the preparations for Christmas. Mike laughs at me as I place each gold pinecone, each tiny present, and each gilded fruit so precisely on the mantle. I am ever so chastised as I move the gold wired ribbon a centimeter to the right or left. He shakes his head my exact placement of Santa and his sleigh. Those silly husbands just don't get it...

But I don't care. I love every second of my masterpiece. And afterwards, I curl up on my sofa with a glass of red wine. The Christmas music playing in the background. And with the roar of the fireplace and the Christmas tree a few yards away, I am happy with my preparations for Christmas.

14 comments:

  1. Bevy my dear, I feel the exact same way and it must be in the name, my husband Mike doesn't get it either! :)
    Your mantel looks lovely!
    Hope you are having a super week!!

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  2. I also love decking the halls!!!! Beautiful.


    Blessings,
    Robin

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  3. Bevy, what a gorgeous mantle! Enjoy the fire!

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  4. Your Chirstmas decor looks lovely. I'm with ya on the husbands don't get it ... but deep down I know they really appreciate all the effort. I'll join you for a glass of wine ;)

    Jo

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  5. I love every second of your masterpiece, too!

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  6. So pretty! And I'm jealous of your roaring fireplace and good woodsmoke. I have only the hissing of gas logs, but lots of Christmas music and red wine!

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  7. I get it, girlfriend! and what a masterpiece it is! This is my first year to have a mantle to decorate and a place to hang our stockings! Love, love, love the decorating...and the fire....and the wine!

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  8. Such a great masterpiece and I'm sure Mike appreciates it more than he lets on! Love the wine reward....incentive for me to hurry up and finish decorating!

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  9. I am so with you. And it looks gorgeous!!

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  10. Bevy, what a gorgeous mantle! I think your attention to detail definitely paid off.

    Have you ever seen this website? http://catalogliving.net/post/1373912112/abstract-art I thought of it when I read your post about Mike and your pretty mantle. A lady takes pictures from catalogs and writes funny captions for them involving a fictitious couple named Gary and Elaine who live in the houses shown in the catalogs.

    Merry Christmas!

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  11. Beautiful mantle, Bevy! I also really enjoy decorating - and am soooo far behind this year. Must get busy! XOXO

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  12. Your fireplace looks so warm and inviting. :)

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  13. I love your decos and my husband is the same way. If it were left to him, we would have no decos...well, he knows Miss Janice will take care of it and he loves the finished product! I agree, we spend so much time decorating and making it just right for our homes, then the fun part is sitting down and listening to Christmas music..."Merlot Hour!" Merry Christmas Bevy!

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Thanks for your sweet comments... They make my day just that more Golden!