Sunday night, as we listened to the new Sara Groves groovy Christmas CD and trimmed our Christmas tree, I couldn’t believe it when my husband said, “Hey, I have a cool decorating idea!”
“What?” I said, a little surprised.
My husband quickly ran out to the garage, went up into the attic, and came back with a wooden toboggan.
“What about putting this in the corner?” he said, very proud of his spiffy idea.
Now if you are like me, when your husband has an idea, you don’t want to “squelch” his creative side, right?
And a man’s touch might be to "just put the toboggan in the corner!" With no fancy frills or decorations surrounding it. And, by the way, who would bring a toboggan in the house in the first place?
So using what we had (the toboggan), I did indeed add my touch to it – a tree and a wreath! Simple and stylish!
Hey, it worked for me!
As tempting as it can be at Christmas, to get new “faddy” colors, or completely redecorate the theme of my tree, I fought the temptation and used my old, simple Christmas decorations this year.
We even put our tree in a new location - to get a fresher feel!
It’s really fun to use your creative side and to change things up a bit!
Trees - I just like trees!
Snow people - hangin' out on the back patio
Kid’s wintertime art -enjoyable bathroom display
Amaryllis growing - reminder of a very special couple
Holiday geese - in sparkling red
Stockings - knitted by our friend, now smiling down from heaven
Dishes - passed down from our friend, Hoppi
Memories - reminders of my kids as babies
The toboggan in the corner of our dining room may not even be noticed by others, but as it reminds me of winter and a festive season, this particular touch also reminds me of my man!
How about you, do you let your man in on decorating ideas in your home?