Well, I did manage to put some decorations up on the inside of our house, even if the outside suffered. I figure all this Grinchyness this year just means it's going to be Christmas spirit explosion next year. :)
I love using real branches on the mantle, even if it does give it a less than polished look. That, and these were free, fake garland is somehow very expensive.
The theme this year was: Open the box, put stuff up.
We put our tree in a new location, which I really liked.
I did this same kind of thing last year on our kitchen table. Yet this year there's the added bonus of that beautiful candle stick, courtesy of my mom for my birthday!
I was excited about this thrift store find: A white tree!! It was only $8, and it's only about 2 feet tall, which is perfect for our bedroom. The blue balls were $1.25 total too!
Really, you should look at decor from years past... it was much better then :)