I’m spending some time at home, which means lots of annual home repairs and upgrades are happening. A leaky pipe here gets fixed; some bricks inside the fireplace get repointed and the inside totally swept; air filters get changed and all the leaves in the backyard are round-up and mounded on one side of the property to be composted and made into beneficial mulch.
But being at home also means a few holiday decorations this year and I decided to keep it simple. I kept a lovely little pine tree from a photo shoot recently and placed it on the edge of the fireplace. There, some simple wooden decorations decorate the tree and I like how simple it looks. Added a few this morning and plan to keep adding until I’m happy with it.
Scattered some white LED lights on top of the fireplace. No rhyme or reason… just plugged them in and threw them on top.
Beautifully wrapped gifts (these are rare teas from my trip to Seoul, Korea earlier this year) ready to give when I need a great present to give at the last minute. Always a good idea to have presents handy, right?
And these aluminum tape wrapped branches: well, I keep them out all year round, but during the holiday, they seem even more appropriate. They are just branches from the yard and strips of real aluminum tape (from the electrical aisle at the hardware store) are wrapped around. Easy easy easy to do.