And I showed everyone how super messy it was.
|It was super messy.
Last year I had it in this corner.
But I have since acquired a sewing table and put it right where the tree would have gone.
Plus last year it was a bit of a pain to sit at my desk with a tree jabbing me in the back.
So I needed a new place.
Trouble is there really isn't another really good spot.
Until I had the bright idea to put it right where our dining room table is.
In the spot that looked like this.
I started by buying yet another item to cram into the room.
Where could I possibly have crammed that in?
I did some rearranging. And moved the sewing table in front of the window.
|Sorry for the dark pic.
This serves several purposes. Extra room in which to add cabinet. Natural light when sewing. Keeps kids and animals from climbing on window sill to look out window and tearing up blinds. Covers up broken blind.
Eventually I want to get rid of that table along the wall and add more of the same cabinets.
|Imagine an entire wall of pretty white cabinets.
Once I had the cabinet in I started working on cleaning a space for the tree.
And moving the dining room table out of the way.
But where would I put such a large table?
|Work in progress.
That's the dining room table. Because it's the best table ever!
Not only does it have three removable leaves, THREE! It also has sides that fold down. So, it can go from being a table so large that it is almost impossible to find tablecloths for (100 and something inches) to a tiny little two chair table that can be slid up against the wall and out of the way.
|It also creates a perfect little spot for the Jesse Tree, Advent Calendar and Nativity scene.
This year I finally perfected my light stringing method. Of course it helped that I finally had enough lights to cover the entire tree and didn't have to stretch them by skipping branches.
I still have more decorating to do but the tree is done.
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