For about the 3rd year I have no tree in the living room, and I do have lots of pretty handcrafted decorations.
To put this in perspective, when I worked garden centers, I would usually come home with a small one or 'runt', gifted by manager. That situation gone, and no excuse for not buying a small one. The last couple of years I've had the (young) Kitty who re-arranges everything, getting a bit more settled now. Also the toddler g-son who now can handle things better (3 1/2).
This year? Living room is not real big, and houses more important things year 'round. Not one, but 2 looms, a small play area for the g-son with toys, books and rug. Note to self to use the looms more! (I usually use a different one in dining/ all purpose room.) There is a fireplace on one side, so obviously can't push toys, looms, or tree near it. This yr Houston kids coming, and have the 4 1/2 yr old g-daughter. Need play area!!
Meanwhile I am still doing the farmers market, selling more woven and knit items than fresh cut herbs (it is December!). Have things staged for tomorrows market, then take a couple weeks off. Between market, well when I get home about 3 and Tuesday have a massive amount of scrubbing, re-arranging and cooking. (The cooking another segment, but do need things for 3 days, not full meals).
Thanks for listening. Yes, I did put the shiny garland over all the doorways as a token and fluff!
Have a Merry!