A first this year -- our house is all decorated and it's not even December!! Woohoo!!
Come on in -- the entryway
I had a big incentive and deadline as Mr. Tennis agreed that our house could be open on Sunday, Nov. 20, for a Holiday Open House tour. Holy smokes, I was sweating it for a while there, but it all came together. It may be true that Mr. Tennis ignored my "theme" of silver/red/white and threw in some other colors, but it turned out fine. I put the kibosh on some of his "special" decorating touches and sent him outside to do his Clark Griswold impression! :)
Reports were that there was a big crowd with a line out the door and down the block to go through the house. Visitors could see five different houses throughout the city and the admission price went to fund a special program for kids at our local elementary schools. So, it was a veritable win/win -- we (somehow -- late nights, etc.) managed to do our Christmas decorating early and kids at schools throughout the city benefited too.
We decorated each room and even have two Christmas trees up!
My favorite room is the dining room!
Love my red and white dishes!
The stairs with polka dot bows are also a fave!
And love our mantel -- so pretty, but hard to photograph due to a large mirror!
How about you? Have you finished your decorating?
It may be a new tradition to get the decorating done early!