Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Oh, Thanksgiving Tree?

I'm chomping at the bit to decorate for Christmas. I think our home is it's prettiest when decked out in reds, golds, velvets and greenery. A crackling fire, evergreen candles, Christmas music classics played quietly in the background.

Love. It.

It is tradition for us to begin decorating the weekend of Thanksgiving. I just don't know if I can wait that long!

Plus our house is super duper clean because friends came over yesterday for a playdate. Their kids and mine, not us adults playing Barbie or anything. Though that might've been fun.

With all this cleanliness and lack of dust bunnies around me, it would be the best time to drag down the attic boxes of Christmas goods, dontcha think?

My friend, C, has a very Southern Living decorated home. It is picture perfect and I get jealous. I imagine any woman who enters her home leaves with decorating ideas and just a weensy bit of love/hate. (Kidding, C!)

Anyway, she takes about a week to decorate for Christmas. Any excuse I have during the holiday season to get inside her house is a good one. Decorated trees in every room! Greenery draped in the most perfect places. Stockings hung by the chimney with care. Sick. Like, awesome sick!

Not only that, C bakes Christmas goodies. Mmmhmmm. Feeling the love/hate yet?

If I could nominate her for one of those Better Homes & Gardens contests to show off her skillz, I would. Then she would love/hate me!

Though I'll be waiting until Thanksgiving weekend to decorate, you can bet your bottom that I will be accidentally on purpose visiting her home for more ideas. Copycat friendships are healthy, right?



tallulah said...

I love to decorate for Christmas also....but this year i'm taking a less is more approach.
I gathered some branches from a neighbors tree that was cut down. We are spray painting the branches silver, sticking them in a bucket and decorating it for our christmas tree. Othere than the green and red paper chains and a few presents under the tree - that will be our Christmas! Our kids will be totally shell-shocked.

tallulah said...

Oh! And super clean house....that's where I am so jealous!

Jennboree said...

First no store bought Halloween costumes and now THIS? T! What are you doing to your children! Teaching them the value of creativity? The beauty of simplicity?

What nerve! :)

Kandace Groenewegen said...

Honestly Jenn I love your blog. This post was hilarious.
I can just hear you saying:
Mmmhmmm. Feeling the love/hate yet?

I never get around to Christmas baking. I haven't sent a Christmas card, um, ever (But it is gonna be this year, oh ya).

I am sure your house is going to look super cosy! And just think of the current clean factor as a nice empty slate for your designing desires to go crazy. Thanksgiving was in October. Thing Canadian. Go for it!

Kandace Groenewegen said...

Ok I can't just hear you saying that but you know what I mean.

Kandace Groenewegen said...

And I meant to say THINK Canadian. DUH.

Hey three posts and I didn't even have to plan it out. Sorry if you thought all these readers came out of the woods and finally left comments.

Jennboree said...

HAHAH! Kandace, I was SO excited that there were 6 comments. Granted, one was mine. So, I was SO excited there were 5 comments!

Pretty fun to comment 3 times, isn't it? I think that'll be my new thing. Jennboree, triple threat.

I never question how you write or spell, given that you ARE Canadian. haha. Just kidding, pregnant lady!! :)

Katrina said...

There is an ongoing tug-of-war going on in my marriage over the whole issue of WHEN it is all right to decorate for Christmas. I say the earlier the better (and I would LOVE to spend a whole week doing it!)