We've finally got the Christmas decorations taken down. It has been a trial this year, since I have my own decorations, as well of those of my mother. She loved to decorate for Christmas! She loved the lights and the mistletoe and the pictures on the windows. She had Christmas tablecloths and garlands and doorknob jingles and even a Santa toilet lid cover. At one time, she had a Christmas tree in ever room of the house! One had pictures of us kids growing up, one was decorated all in white and angels, one had bubbling water lights, one had golden balls and red apples... it was fun to see. Fortunately for me, she started downsizing before she passed away, so I had a bit less to go through.
Going through it all, sorting out which things to keep and getting ready to set things up
We set up the angel tree in my dad's room and our Christmas tree in the front room. That's about all the space we had. I put up a bunch more decorations than I usually do (remember Mom=happy Christmas decorator, me=minimalist) just because it was there. But after Christmas, it was sure nice to put everything away and have a bit of visual breathing space.
All packed up and ready to stash in the storage space in the garage. This is what we ended up with - minus four(!) trees and the outside inflatables.
Ah. Much better.