The decking of the Streicher halls is officially underway. Today's progress:
^ I'm feeling so much white this year. With my ubiquitous paper snowflakes. a pair of fuzzy sheepskins, and white candles for dayz, the room is slowly capturing that pure and simple Christmas spirit that I crave.
^ Last January, I was inexplicably inspired to buy three strings of paper lanterns. I'll confess I had absolutely no idea how I would use them but their white simplicity spoke to me.
Today I pulled them in from the garage and showed them to my third-born, who took one look and created this scheme of three curving lines. Just exactly what I needed.
As the afternoon progressed, my table full of mostly white baubles and bangles slowly emptied until just this item remained: a tiny white box of bold mini bulbs. Just this one splash of color, I told myself, will take this igloo look to the next level.
Pour them in a bowl,
spill them across a shelf,
string them from a doorknob.
But you know what? I couldn't do it.
Nothing looks cuter to me than those tiny ornaments tucked into that perfect, tidy - and yes, very white - storage box.
Looks like I'm headed for an all-white Christmas this year.