Christmas Tablescape

So, my husband has been gone all week at training.  Which means a few things.  I get almost nothing done, the house becomes a complete disaster (more so than usual), and the kids are neglected get to watch movies and play while I take 3 hours to set up a Christmas tablescape because I’m slower than molasses!  😉  The baby did actually get a bath today, which is more than I can say for myself so far!

Christmas tablescape

And because the hubs is gone and I’m single parenting this week, I think I’ve had enough Mt. Dew to caffeinate a small village for a month . . .

Christmas tablescape

And my kids have been told “just a sec” about a million times . . .

Christmas tablescape : white, gray, green, and blue

And there’s glitter and pine needles all over the floor and counter (which finally got cleaned up yesterday) . . .

Add a little bling to your Christmas greens

Oh, and I’m pretty sure the cat has partaken (is that a word) in some twine . . .

Christmas tablescape

And the dog has been whining at the back door to be let out for the last hour (she gets the “just a sec” treatment, too) . . .

Christmas centerpiece

And there are dishes piled in the sink . . .

Christmas tablescape

But at least I got a pretty Christmas table out of it, right?!

Christmas tablescape : acorns, cinnamon sticks, and greens

On a side note … just when I was done taking pictures of the finished table, this happened!  YUCK!!  I saw this little (er, big) guy on the chair and totally freaked out!  I hate bugs!  My first instinct was to smash it with something and toss it down the toilet.  But then, being a blogger, I thought I needed to share it with you all!  And THEN after I got through being close enough to it to take a decent picture of it, I LET IT LIVE!  Yep, that’s right!  I put a cup over it, closed the bottom (top) with my paper-towel-covered-hand, and actually threw it outside so it could live out the rest of its days.  Crazy, I know!  It makes my skin crawl just thinking about the fact that it’s still out there.  Ready to attack at any moment!  😉  But I did take it from it’s natural habitat in the woods when I cut the lovely greens for my Christmas decor, so maybe it will be too freaked out at its new surroundings and die!  A girl can hope, right?!

Yucky bug!

And now I’m off to spend some time with the kiddos before they go down for naps so I can get some more stuff done.  Like, maybe take a shower!  😉  (I don’t know how people do this on a regular basis!  It is far too much for me to handle all by myself!)

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Comments

  1. Anne Anderson says

    It’s all lovely! And the funnest part of your blog is how you always make it so “real life” and from your heart! :)

  2. Becky says

    Allison,
    So pretty. I love the green and grey together. I especially like the touch of velvet. I don’t think I would have thought to put those colors together. Our family room/dining area are greys, tans and blacks. I think a little green might look pretty for the holidays. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says

      Sounds like it will be so pretty, Becky! I’m glad I went a little non-traditional this year. It was fun! :)

  3. says

    Your post is funny! And it sounds so familiar to me, including the cat and twine and the ‘just a sec’ lines! Now, for the table, it’s just gorgeous! I love it and I’m definitely sharing on my facebook page later (but pinning now!)

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