While we had a nice sunny day I took a walk outside, gave the cedar trees a trim, gathered a few pinecones and went to work setting a simple Christmas table. We’ve been so busy around our house this Christmas season, so busy in fact I still haven’t purchased a tree, that I wanted something on the table that didn’t take long to create.
I’ve never been much on traditional Christmas colors so I went with the bright yellow this time in hopes of perking up our gloomy Michigan days. We seldom see the sun in these parts once December hits, but fortunately on this day it was beautiful outside and the yellow table setting just made it all shine.
Was it simple, yes. Was it inexpensive, yes. Was it easy and by easy I mean take less than 5 minutes to create, yes. Oh boy that’s just the way I’ve been liking it. I think with the kids grown I don’t feel the need to decorate to the hilt, and I like things that can be carried throughout winter. That’s why pinecones and snowflakes are good choices. I don’t feel the need to undecorate so quickly.
Do you see that shaker house in the background? I found it while on my weeding out spree and decided to refashion it into a birdhouse come summer, but in the meantime I rediscovered it has a night light in it. I decided to use it as Christmas decor and may forgo the birdhouse idea all together.
It’s getting so close to Christmas and I haven’t even started shopping yet. With having grown kids it doesn’t take long anyway, no fighting the crowd for that popular toy on their list anymore. It makes thing much simpler for sure. So tell me are you still shopping for that one special gift?