Our store manager (who is inside, hard at work) happens to be married to someone with some talent for Christmas decorating, and she came up with the idea of the stockings with books inside them. We also managed to get a few lights up, although it’s clear that we need more lights in our store windows. A project for next year.
We also did some decorating and sprucing-up inside, although there’s more to come of that as well. Still, it’s pretty yummy, don’t you think?
We continue our Christmas tour at home. We bought a pretty scraggly tree from a near-empty lot after dark in the rain. At least it was on sale. We left the price tag on–somehow that appealed to me. Here it is:
and finally, I present our mantle, the only other bit of Christmas decoration in our house. The stockings come from Scott’s aunt, and fortunately, my mother sent us some small presents so we have something to put in them. There is also a wreath from my mom and these two peasant farmer people from Scott’s grandmother. They’re not intended as Christmas decorations exactly, but when else are you going to put peasant figurines around your house? They fit somehow.
Our Lady of the Redwoods (between the stockings) is not actually part of the decorations–she lives there all the time–and she also came from my mom, who found her at a garage sale.