Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Moment of Panic

Last month, I volunteered to have my writing group over for a Christmas brunch, the first week of December. I did this on purpose... I work best under pressure, and I knew it would FORCE me to get my house decorated early.

Have you ever heard the expression..."It seemed like a good idea at the time?" Well, two days before the brunch, I spent all day decorating a small live Christmas tree for my entry, and a small entry side table. I spent so much time doing that, I neglected to do all the other rooms, and the table.

The next day around 10am I was in a complete panic. Stuff was everywhere! The big tree in the family room sat naked, the table bare, and the Christmas village looked like it had been through a tornado. I was in complete overwhelm. So... what do I do when I'm in overwhelm?? I call one of two people... my first go to person is Scott... but he was at work. So, I called my mom. Within 30 minutes she came over, and we got moving. Sometimes, when someone else comes in, things just start going smoothly, especially when that someone is ultra talented in all she does. So in a matter of about 3 hours, we decorated the tree, got the table set, fixed the village, and even recovered a footstool!

Here are a few scenes. I only wish I had a before shot to show you...

The table...

The big tree... it looks a little crooked here... :)

Mom pulled this together in about 5 minutes, with found objects.

Mom also put the ribbon on the candle and the frame... what a special touch!


(BTW, this is an old footstool my sister-in-law gave me, and it just sat for years because it was so ugly. You vintage girls inspired me. When I have time, I will trim it and embellish it somehow... still thinking...)

The brunch went really well, and we all had a great time.

So, thanks mom... I will be calling again...


P.S. Still waiting to download more Disney pics.


The Flying Bee said...

You sound just like me! :) Everything turned out beautiful! Your mom is so creative...love the footstool!


Cherry Blossoms said...

What a beautiful table and I loved the photo frame! If you have not read the Book the Wednesday Sisters you should check it out. Its about a group of women and they start a writing group/ club.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Very festive! I like the transformation of the stool!

Cathi said...

Everything looks fabulous - thank god for moms! Love the settings and the stool! Have a wonderful day!

a Tale of Two Cities said...

What would we do without our moms? Everything looked so lovely, and I'm sure the group was none the wiser that it all came together in a blink with a little help! I love the new footstool. Put toile on just about anything and it's improved 100%

Joyeux Noel,

char said...

Thanks for all the great comments. It was fun! Two heads are better and "faster" than one.

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Everything looks beautiful, especially the glow of the Christmas tree just beyond the dinning table ~ so warm and cozy.
Merry Christmas ~ Rebecca

p.s. Love the change of that foot stool with the new fabric!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Teri! Everything looks beautiful. You are so blessed to have such a creative mother close by - you make a fabulous team.
Have a wonderful day!

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