I broke down and decorated for Christmas the day BEFORE Thanksgiving. I took down all the autumn decorations (with Pumpkin's help) and thought that since I was making a mess, I might as well go ahead and decorate for Christmas.
I use the dining room table as my staging area, getting everything out and unpacked and then decorating from there. The dining room gets done last--and I think I need some garland and maybe a table runner to finish it.
The great news is that the tree fit in front of the living room windows and I didn't have to move any furniture! I just tilted my big chair a little and everything fit perfectly. So I've had my quiet time for the past two mornings by the lights of the tree!
I took some other pictures, but I'll wait and join in Sophie's Christmas Tour of Homes on December 15.
The girls put up trees in their rooms too--I got new trees for them this year--their three- and four-foot trees weren't big enough for their ornaments. So $20 at Big Lots! got them six-foot trees--I'm wishing I got a couple more to go around the house.
They're not too big--and kind of skinny so one would be great in my room, and in the dining room too. Maybe next year...