This is a post I link to Claudia from Mockingbird Hill Cottage.
I’m not much into decoration because there is not much room for it. It’s not common to have a Christmas tree before Christmas Eve in Switzerland. Therefore there is no tree in our tiny living room. However, there are some nice things here and there. Would you like to have a look around? I haven’t decorated upstairs, only the kitchen and the living room.
In the kitchen there is our Advent calender. It has 24 candles, one for each day. Now my husband wants to have it with 30 candles because his birthday is on December 30, which is a very sad date. Nobody wants to go to a party on the 30th and everybody has enough of get-togethers anyway. My husband thinks that this kind of birthday calendar would put his big day into the right perspective. I agree with him, therefore I will … , but keep it a secret, please. Anyway, today the 13th candle is burning together with number 5, 11, 10 and 12. I will replace them all on Christmas Eve.
I bought two dotted mushrooms about four weeks ago. Although they are Chrismas ornaments, I hung them at the window over the kitchen tabel because they have brightened up the grey days through November and December.
We have candles, real candles. Do you think this is a dangerous thing to do? I’m fully aware of this fact and am very careful to light the candles on the stove in the kitchen, which is a very safe place.
These are my silver stars I bought in our store in order to put them onto gifts until I found another place. They now hang over the living room table.
Last but not least my favourite item. I love this Santa so much he doesn’t have to go back into the box after Christmas. He is allowed to stay with us all the time. 🙂 He sometimes hangs on the kitchen wall or on the door.