You know – pictures are a funny thing.
For that matter, blogs are a funny thing.
We let you see the pretty parts, and try to hide the not so pretty parts.
For my final sneaky-peeky this week, I am sharing my Dining Room buffet.
The Dining Room is about 80% complete.
The other 20% consists of leftover pine and grapevine clippings, paper bits, faux snow scattered here and there – and just an abundance of stuff which doesn’t belong there.
Yes, there are lots of cute touches all around…
Like my Staffordshire tureen filled to the brim with two grocery store trees and an ivy topiary.
My cute little Target birdies flew right in and took up residence for Christmas.
And within the mess, there are cute handmade tags I stamped with a simple message…
… and a hand cut star on script scrapbooking paper with our initial…
But, just beyond this buffet in my Dining Room is this…
What? You thought life at The Everyday Home
was all sugar plum fairies and candy canes? :-D
Some of you are probably gasping right now.
Well, welcome to my world. The life of a creative mind is not a pretty site. LOL
But, let’s get back to the pretties. I do NOT want that last image to be the one which is your last impression.
In a few more days, I should have everything all decorated. All the lights strung and the garlands hung – all the candy canes in glass jars and the stockings hanging on the fireplace.
All the bits and pieces will be swept up and put away in their rightful places.
- and we will all be able to sit back and eat cookies and read blogs and watch Christmas Lifetime movies and eat more cookies…
Cause every year it always looks like chaos before the calm. My good friend, Kathysue at Good Life of Design, would say – “enjoy the process.”
I am, my friend. :)
Have a great weekend everyone! xxoo