Yesterday, my wonderful landlady/neighbor/friend brought over a Christmas present for me, a book called Traditional Christmas: Cooking, Crafts & Gifts. I absolutely love it, I spent all last night going through it and picking out little projects to do. Yes, some of it is a little dated (as it’s an older book), but the best thing about traditional Christmas’ are that they don’t get old. I’ve always loved the look of a traditional Christmas: how warm and cozy it is, how it sets you back to your own childhood.
This year isn’t the year for me to go nuts on decorating, what with my husband in college full-time, so I’ve reigned myself in. A lot. Matt would say otherwise, but he’s in for a shocker next year when I break out the guns super early. Poor Matt: he’s really not into going all nuts with traditional decorations and Christmas related stuff. He’s a bit of a humbug, it’s just not his thing. He doesn’t mind setting up the tree, and doing stockings. He absolutely loves to watch Nolan open his presents on Christmas morning. But…decorating just isn’t his forte. He’d rather I not go nuts. He doesn’t like traditional style because, to him, it’s old. To me, it’s timeless. I love that you can still have homemade ornaments on your traditional Christmas tree because they just fit. In my opinion, a lot of the more modern style Christmas themes would look silly or off with personalized ornaments.
So, somehow, we have to come to a common ground.
Not this year though, this year we’re done decorating (save for the Christmas tree skirt – which I’m going to pick up from the Dollarstore). I’m more or less talking about next year.
I’ve already picked several ideas for next year. I love the look of ribbon in the tree, and next year I’ll find some ribbon that will compliment the traditional look 🙂
I also want to make a centerpiece for our table. I really like the idea of a wreath centerpiece.
I want to make a homemade tree skirt, too!
Of course: to do (most of) the little projects I want to do, I’ll need this:
So that, along with a new camera (anything that works at this point! Mine is dying slowly of old age…poor thing), are the two biggest things I want for Christmas (or Valentine’s Day, or my birthday, or our anniversary, OR next Christmas…).
Matt thought I was kidding when I said I wanted to learn how to sew. He’d be wrong: I so want to learn! I can see myself sewing Nolan’s Halloween costumes, and decorations for Christmas. I can see myself sewing curtains and pillows and all those silly little
homely things that I never thought I’d care about, let alone want to make.
Since when did I become so…domesticated?