Sunday, November 18, 2012

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas . . .


I confess, I'm an early decorator  :-D

One of my former husbands used to get so irritated with me - I had to beg and plead to decorate early.  He was pretty inflexible . . .  I'm not married to him anymore.  ;-)

This year, in keeping with my theme of divestiture (three bags of stuff went yesterday to the Second Chance Shop), I realized that it was finally time for me to go through some of the Christmas stuff again.  I did this about 8 years ago and divested alot of my mom's Christmas stuff.  I always have a bag going for the Second Chance Shop, and I also just donated three boxes of fiber and knitting and weaving yarns (off to the West Coast yesterday), and I have a HUGE bag of yarn from my stash that I'm donating through church to a women's collective.   I'm really on a roll here.

But I digress!!   Back to Christmas!!

I love Christmas, and I love decorating for it, but this year, I'm going a little more low-key.  No big tree (just the little one that was my mom's - it's so perfect in the sunroom), and only a few strategically placed Christmas items.

And my old Dickens Village is going to make someone VERY happy at the Second Chance Shop.  I started this probably close to 30 years ago - I didn't get very far (although there is more than I remember . . .  :-D).   My cousins fostered it for years when they had their B&B - it was a great entryway decoration for them.  I think I put it up once or twice when I lived in California, but it has remained boxed up for at least a decade.  I have neither the room nor the inclination to fool with it anymore, and so . . .

XMas Donation

I have a pretty hefty donation to make  :-)  That rug is a 5x8, so that give you an idea of how much there is  :-D  I didn't go through all the ornaments.  Yet.   But there is time.  I won't be able to get back to the Second Chance Shop until December 1st.

Is there a charity resale shop near you?  Do you have some things that you don't want any longer but are still in good shape?  It takes a little time, but you could make someone very happy, and just think of all the energy you would be releasing by letting go of things that no longer serve you  :-)

Wheeeeee!   I LOVE Christmas!!!!!


1 comment:

candy said...

Lots of donation bins around here. Which reminds me, I need to empty the books out of my trunk (there is a book bin near Staples)