I am having this crazy craving to decorate for Christmas. This is a very unusual feeling for me because I am such a "Fall Baby". Normally, I don't want anything to do with Christmas before my birthday is over (around Thanksgiving). This year is totally the opposite. I can't fathom waiting until after Thanksgiving to decorate. I have been looking at Christmas decorations since the start of October.
I wanted to just skip the Fall decorations this year and jump straight into Christmas decorations. I am thinking it has something to do with the bright colors. I plan on using red, white, grey, and black for Christmas this year. I have been really inspired by the Scandinavian style of Christmas decorations. I found an article in a Better Homes & Garden from last year that showed how nice this style looks. Which works out well because last year my mom bought a lot of decorations from IKEA. She gave them to me after Christmas because I liked the way they looked. This helps me not have to go buy a lot this year. There are some things I want to pick up from IKEA though.
I also have a lot of little things I want to make.
An advent calendar and cute little stars that I found at Allsorts:
I also want to try making a couple of little totems that I found at MamaRoots:
Aren't they cute? I am so looking forward to getting the house decorated with these cute little things. I also have some fund stuff I picked up from Target last year that was in their "Woodland Chalet" collection. I was scared that I wouldn't get to pick up anymore of those items again this year because Target has the habit of not repeating themes, but I was in the store a couple of days ago and it at least looks hopeful that they might have some stuff. They had some tablecloths labeled "Woodland Chalet". That would be nice because I would really like to get a tablecloth and a runner for our buffet. I am also mildly tempted to recover the dining room chairs again for Christmas. IKEA has some great winter themed fabric for "cheap" at $4.99 a yard.
I am also fighting the urge to make cookies. There are several reasons behind this - one is I am not much of a baker and two I can't stand being around food right now. I am hoping that in the next couple of weeks things will get better and I will be able to make some cookies.
I really am suffering from Christmas fever. I hope it at least calms down soon, or we might be skipping the pumpkin dishes at Thanksgiving and skipping straight into stringing popcorn garlands for the stairwell.