Our holiday decorating was a bit abbreviated this year because we had the windows in our living room, dining room, and kitchen installed this week, three days before our annual Feuerzangenbowle (a German flaming punch holiday party).
While I'd trimmed the tree weeks ago, we had to move it away from the windows for our contractor and crew to access them. (I don't recommend trying to move a fully trimmed tree, by the way.)
Today though, right before the party, I'm finally getting to do some of the decorating I'd had to put off. A fir garland is on our front steps, hand-painted ornaments hang from the pendant lamps, and I'm DIYing a branch centerpiece that the Rue girls inspired.
Tell me, have you gone all out this year in your holiday decorating? What have you done to bring a bit of merry into your home?