Sunday, October 18, 2015

Decorating for the Holidays (31 Days of Nest Building: day 18)

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With most boxes unpacked, furniture in place, we are settling into everyday life in this new space.

Now we are headed into the holiday season beginning with Halloween two weeks away, so today my son and I decorated.

My son anxiously pulled out each item from the Halloween box quicker than I could keep up with. We laid everything out deciding which things to use.

But there was something I didn't anticipate about holidays. I don't know where things go. Having been in our previous house for so long, we had designated places for decorations. But this is a new place with a new layout. Where do things go?

I've hung the "Beware" sign on our front door. It's cheap painted styrofoam that looked perfectly haunting on our previous wooden castle door (as we affectionately called it because of the iron cross bars), but looks like... well... cheap painted styrofoam on this front door. So I will probably find a new place for that.

The stuffed cartoon vampire used to hang from one of our porch lights. That won't work at this house.

So it's a bit daunting to decorate a new space. However, it's also exciting to find new places for things you love.

31days-webThroughout October, I will be continuing this story  of getting acquainted with my home and making it my own as part of the 31 days challenge. Catch up on any posts you may have missed here: 31 Days of Nest Building.

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