This year I got over Halloween oddly quickly, and was very eager to put up Christmas. However I ran into a hiccup that wasn’t totally unexpected. I’ve never been one hundred percent happy with the arrangements of our collection of vintage aluminum Christmas trees, plus we keep adding new ones, so it is ever changing. And I just really struggled this year…Hence why this post is later than I normally prefer to share our decorations. I’m still not entirely sold by this arrangement either, but it works. Who knows! Next year we may have even more trees!
Unlike last year, this year I was more comfortable going out to antique malls and flea markets on the hunt for fresh vintage Christmas goodies to add to our home, and found a few treasures. As I’m constantly adding new items, Christmas has found its way into other rooms of the house, including our kitchen.
My favorite new addition is the ceramic reindeer head donning a Santa hat. It is unmarked, but I later learned it was originally a music box that played “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” although by the time I found it, all trace of it being a music box was gone.
Unfamiliar with the movie on the TV this year? It’s a new favorite of mine released last year, Alien Xmas. A stop motion that combines The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and another bizarre favorite, the 1964 film, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, Alien Xmas is a darling tale of how the true magic of Christmas is giving. It is currently available on Netlfix, and I highly recommend it!