Mixed feelings

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It was with mixed feelings that i took the Xmas decorations down this year. Usually I can't wait, let's get it over with - restore order, get back to my minimalist ways. But as soon as I started the dismantling I noticed how pale things were looking. No sparkle, no glitter, no shiny ornaments. And the worst of winter on the way - colder, grayer, starker.

A whole year before I see my angels and my cute little nutcrackers, not to mention my Martha Stewart decorations ( 2 gold colored decorated acorns that i hang in the front living room windows and 2 small icicle wreaths with white bows that hang in the back windows facing the sunroom. But wait I can just head on over to Mary's place for some shine.

8 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I too, suffer taking the lights down because they stave off the bleakness of winter. The warm glow makes me feel more content and cozy. I do leave them up until "little Christmas" Jan 6th, but it's just an excuse.
Thanks for that link to the Christmas Bell :D
What a sweet surprise :D
XO

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I also bought another small table tree and decorated it for my new bow window. It looks superb!pcbqec

Lee said...

But think how special it will be when they get taken out again next year...

dailytannenbaum.com said...

I can't stand taking down the decorations. That's one of the reasons I leave the icicle lights up in my kitchen all year long.

Lorna said...

My youngest daughter always begged us to leave our windows Christmas-lighted until the snow was gone. We usually have them down by the 10th of January or so, but one year, left them up till March (and we weren't alone). I remember how warm and comforted I felt walking back from the bus after work and seeing my window shining from blocks away.

ipanema said...

it's sad looking at the emptiness it left behind.

caimariemo said...

rdl, I must say your house looked very nice all dressed up for christmas! I do share your pain...my tree comes down tomorrow, we put it off all week. So now to get you mind off this grey wintery weather...lets give that sunroom some window warmth (wink!)you know what I mean!!

rdl said...

mare- you're very welcome my friend
lee- you're right of course
daily- smart woman
lorna - we do need shine
ipanema - i know my friend; pray for Spring
caimarimo- thanks my dear and yes let's do that - finally!! said the queen of procrastination.