I dunno, I'm getting a bit ancient for the full-on Christmas decoration bit, but the gudwife sniveled, then wheedled, then thundered, so here it is.
Tree not finished, lacks the hanger-type decorations, the floor skirt and the Xmas Xpress train chugging roundy-round underneath.
Sorry for the grainy photo, the flash self-blinded the lens, so I had to shoot it without flash. Stockings hung by the chimney with care, etc, on their fancy brass hangars. Carolers on one end.
The Hearth Group. A line of nutcrackers on one end, another group of carolers on the other.
The must-have, stairwell Tootly Horn ensemble. This thing sticks out about a foot, and I'll collide with it about a dozen time between now and when it comes down.
Well, that's about half of the decorations. There will be a monster centerpiece in the dining room for the formal dinner she said we weren't going to have but probably are, there will be the Family Christmas shrine in the family room, taking up all the shelves in a wall of them, and involving moving the current contents to temp storage.
The only thing missing is outdoor decoration. Save for a swag or wreath on the door, there aren't any outdoor decorations. I want the casual observer (read: burglar casing) to think that a Grinch lives here, because those thieves know that hereabouts, the Grinches are armed.
Not in chrono order, but here's a photo of all that STUFF, enroute from my storage unit to here, yesterday. That's the helpful nurse-dau modeling her best Okie-lumper look:
Now, I've been told that this is not a REAL Okie Load, because I tied it down with binders. I dunno, I think it counts, whaddaya say? BTW, that load went only 3 miles, at not over 35 mph. We had about 3 hours in between rainstorms to do it in.