It has become tradition on the day after Thanksgiving to decorate my sister’s (Colette) home in Houma and my Aunt’s (Sugar) home in Thibodaux.
The day always starts with a huge breakfast prepared by Honey then J & I are off to transform the sis’s home into a Christmas masterpiece. J strings the lights on the tree inside for me as I decorate outside.
With the assistance of cousin Laurie, we always seems to whip it out faster.
My sister prefers a real tree, 10-12 foot, so the high ladder is in order (and I’m pretty scared of heights).
Though there is no theme, my sis prefers an array of child-like ornaments. Large replicas of ‘elf on a shelf” sit at the top. Bows of metallic green with red dots glisten with the white lights.
The mantle is decked out with two of the most precious drummer boys, one for each of her boys. A vintage wooden train and truck are filled with greenery and toys. The colorful ball garland and embroidered stockings completes the look.
The outside of the home is classic. Greenery and wreaths bedecked in ribbons of red and gold, traditional and elegant. Two white pumpkin topiaries have been transformed into snowmen with a simple kit from Michael’s Craft store.
Look who was our audience, 4 thumbs up! Lucy is saying “Cheers” with her can of Sprite. Atta girl! xo
Around 5:00 PM, we all travelled back to Thibodaux to decorate Sugar’s home. Cousin Laurie is a big fan of the “candy theme” as evidenced in the tree decor, garlands, wreath, and accessories. My cousin Laurie loves Christmas as much as I do.
Have you begun your Christmas decor yet?
Let the tradition begin…
It was a fun Thanksgiving break. Tonight is our first Christmas soiree at BFF Sal’s home.
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Decking the Halls, y’all!