Am I the only one who thinks in themes and color palettes?
Every year I change things ever so slightly when the tree goes up, inspired by an item or a photo or an idea.
This year, the two cylindrical vases I bought at Target on clearance inspired me. Cream and gold with pops of red were are this year's color palette.
Last year was the first time I rearranged all the furniture in our formal living room so that the tree stood in front of our large picture window. It's a lot of work, but lends an excitement to the air as everything changes and the tree goes up.
And those moments that you get to just kick back and soak it all in make up for it getting dark so early, doesn't it?