Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Monday, December 7, 2015

Winter white lights

It's that time of year again -- time to deck the halls and walls with hundreds of little white lights to keep the outside darkness at bay.

Last night, the wind howled and rain pelted the roof. When I got up this morning, I saw that the storm had rearranged our deck chairs.

Before I even started the coffee, as the rain continued, I turned on all of the lights draped along the windows and on clusters of little lighted trees.

This lone little tree in the entryway stands beside one of the buckets that will hold Christmas cards.

Instead of cramming the mantel like I usually do with dozens of figures, I limited it to three this year.

I focused mainly on white lights and left all of the ornaments and most of the larger decorations in storage. In past years I've always felt overwhelmed at the thought of pulling everything out and then putting in away again, so this year I kept it simple: lights, little trees and a few decorations. More time to relax and enjoy.

Here's a blog post from five years ago, when gaudiness was the word in my decorating:

Have a colorful day


Living to work - working to live said...

Restrained and elegant! I haven't done a thing. As always Christmas is sneaking up on me!

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

I love your lights... just right! Will you come decorate my house, please? I have a couple of Poinsettia plants out, along with a glittery table tree made by a friend of mine, and a door decoration hung under our porch light. That's it for me this year!

Robbie said...

It is beginning to "look a lot like Christmas" isn't it!! Lovely!