Sunday, December 23, 2007

a very Fallacy Christmas

Between shopping (I swear I will do it all online next year), wrapping, cleaning and baking (pear & cranberry pie!), we managed to decorate the mantle over the fireplace. I've been a bit sad about our lack of a Christmas tree this year. I miss that tree smell that fills the house. I didn't have a real tree until I was married and, oh, the fragrance of that first live tree was a wonder! It was so wild and green I wanted to take big bites of the air, saturate myself with the scent from the inside out.

I couldn't imagine this Christmas morning without a few twinkly lights and such, so I had to do something to make the place look festive. I bought some baubles at the craft store, had Mike bring down the boxes of decorations from the attic, and set about arranging a little holiday cheer.

I hung the stockings,
(yes, even the turtle has one, even though we suspect she's Buddhist)

put up my Celtic nativity,
(styled after Celtic high crosses of the 9th and 10th century)

and even the fireplace dragon got into the spirit of things.
(we also have a realistic sculpture of a human skull, now wearing a Santa hat. The photo was creepy, so I'm not posting it)

I'm feeling a lot less bah humbug now.

UPDATE: Mike insists I show my readers the creepy Santa skull since he had to wrangle kittens to get the photo. Also, he likes skulls. We have one (not real!) in our freezer. Long story. Anyway, click here to see my husband's contribution to the Christmas decorations.


chris horton said...

Hey Mike, COOL SKULL!! Sorry,I don't see the dragon,maybe I'll look tonight when I inbibe some... Merry Christmas to you all.

Jay G said...


The place looks great. Very festive!

And I agree with Chris - the skull is cool.

You've inspired me. I'm gonna put up a Christmas picture or two from the G. household...

Merry Christmas!

Lydia said...

look at the bright side, as least your hubby likes to decorate...albeit a tad odd...but I'm sure the goofy grin on his face made it all worth it...

but why are all the stocking on only one side of the fireplace?

BobG said...

Hope you have a great Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Christmas needs more dragons.

Who is..... Carteach0? said...

I LOVE that dragon!

We too have a human skull, named george, who lives in one of our book cabinets. His lid pops off....
Took every bit of willpower to not use him as a candy dish this year.

I know... creepy... but he's been with the family so long, he gets his own junk mail here.

jeffreyquick said...

Mike was right...the skull is fine.

For some reason, this year we didn't decorate the tree with the little teddy bears in bondage wear. I guess the grandchildren are getting old enough to ask questions, or we're getting conservative in our old age.

Breda said...

Jeffrey - your bondage bears would win the "most original tree" award.