I just had to add a bit more Christmas decor to my apartment yesterday. Realizing that it would be my last holiday season here, that fact made it a little bittersweet I suppose.
I’ve lived in this apartment for close to 8 years.
For old times’ sake, I dug around in the bins and brought out a bit more holiday decor for Christmas 2021. It’s probably my last farewell-to-this-place effort to sprinkle a bit of joy and color around.
I brought out the two sheep and piggy ornaments. Can’t recall where I got them.
Next year the kitties and I will be in a different and bigger home. I’m curious how it will be to decorate for the holidays there.
I’m sure it will be fun to have new nooks and crannies to decorate.
Shiny Brite Ornaments:
I don’t have many Shiny Brite ornaments left. Less than a dozen. And I’m being very careful with them.
One of you sent them to me long ago. You wrote on the card that everyone should have a few Shiny Brites in their Christmas decor. And oddly enough, I’d never owned any Shiny Brites.
They’re so whimsical and cute I just had to add them. Just a few Shiny Brite ornaments scattered here and there.
Gracie’s 1st Christmas:
I’m surprised that Gracie hasn’t tried to knock the Santa and the Christmas trees above down to the floor.
She’s pretty much ignored them except for one incident. And thankfully there was no breakage!
I filled this old vintage bowl with rag-wrapped ornaments I acquired a few years ago.
Seems I tend to decorate in this one spot a lot lately. That’s probably because Gracie hasn’t figured out how to get to it yet.
In all the years I’ve written this blog, I’ve tried to show you that you don’t need to live in a large space to be happy. Happiness comes in all sizes.
You just have to be creative and think outside the box sometimes.
It will be fun, I’m sure. Decorating a new place. After moving, that’s what I look forward to the most. That and resting!
I’m seeing my ankle doctor this afternoon at 3:30. I want to be as strong as I’m able to move me and the kitties to the new place.
New Memories To Be Made:
Me and Ivy and Gracie will make new memories at the new-to-us place. We’ll take what’s familiar and place it somewhere else.
And make it home.