*I have some very simple winter buffet table decorating ideas for you today*
For the last couple of years, I’ve given myself the best gift. It’s not something that would mean a whole lot to anyone else, but it definitely means a lot to me. And it’s a gift that keeps on giving, long into the new year.
What is it, you ask? Well, I had an epiphany last year when it came time to decorate my house for Christmas. As I began to pull out the bins of decor I felt almost myself having an almost visceral reaction. I just couldn’t bring myself to make the house soooooo very Christmas-y.
And what I realized is that if I were take a more winter-y approach to my seasonal decorating, I could leave it all up long after Christmas was over.
Then and there I decided to give myself the gift of time. Of not having to pack everything away on January 1 and then try and figure out how to fill all of those blank spaces with decor that would carry me till Spring.
So I look at every surface and tabletop a bit differently now. I think of what I can put out and leave out for a few months.
Like sweet little frosted trees.
And even though Santa is making an appearance, he can easily go back into hibernation and be replaced with something else once his job has ended for another year.
This gift I’ve given myself has removed so much of the pressure and I’m actually enjoying the sweet, simple touches of winter so much more than the overtly Christmas decor.
Of course, the only downside to leaving it like this all winter long is that it will start to collect dust and I’ll have to actually do something about it.
But, it’s a small price to pay for not having to give the buffet table a second thought until the first signs of Spring begin popping up.
Until then, I’m going to go enjoy my gift, my extra time…hmmm…what to do? I’m thinking another cup of coffee is in order!
I hope you are having a wonderful start to your holiday season my friends,