Matt & I aren't quite as regimented in our house, but the decorating did begin just after Thanksgiving. The tree is up, devoid of any lights, but up, some things are getting placed up on other surfaces.
One of the projects that I wanted to work on was our dining room table. I found some great white linen fabric at JoAnn's for $2.50 and thought that it would make a great runner. Unfortunately, it turned out not to be as long as I would have liked. After taking a look at the situation, I decided that it was okay to have a runner that didn't hang over the edge! So the project began.
First I pinned and hemmed the first edge:
I also wanted a simple centerpiece to go on the table. I took two footed vases, that we got for our wedding, from Crate & Barrel and added one white pillar candle to each vase. I filled one with red wood balls, as I wanted them to simulate cranberries without having to worry about them molding, wrinkling, etc. Then for the other one, I wrapped green garland several times around the bottom, adding white and silver glass ornaments on top.
Here is the final table:
But there is our runner and the START at our dining room table.
Another thing that I love to decorate is the mantle. We aren't even close to getting it done yet, but here is just a little glimpse of our first hint of decoration up there:
What are you guys doing to decorate for the holidays?