No Room For A Christmas Tree

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Christmas Season! I love everything about Christmas. I love decorating our home, all the beautiful Christmas music, cooking wonderful foods, and spending quality time with family and friends as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

This being our very first year living in our motorhome as full-time RVers, I knew I was not going to have room for anything but a tiny, tiny, Christmas Tree that wouldn’t allow me to decorate it with anything but tiny little ornaments, and that wasn’t  what I wanted to do… So I developed a plan when we first moved out of our home as I was making decisions about what I would keep and what I would sell or give away…. Everything I decided to keep had to serve multiple purposes…

I have a beautiful rustic basket that I always loved. I decided to keep that and make it my all occasion (Christmas, Easter, Halloween etc), Holiday decorating center piece. So for our first Christmas in our motorhome, I decorated my all occasion basket with beautiful greenery, candy canes, shinny ornaments, little battery operated lights that I can set to blink off and on, make fade in and out of color, or just leave on showing their solid colors…  Of course, I also included my beautiful rustic angel my dear friend, Megs, gave my a few years back… I placed the basket on a piece of shimmering gold material, and tied bows on both handles of the basket with the same shimmering material. The Christmas basket sits on the dashboard of our motorhome which is very wide and the perfect spot to display our Christmas basket in front of our living room picture window….

I think my Christmas basket turned out just beautiful… what do you think?

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Keeping with the gold shimmer material theme, I placed a piece of it on the counter in the dining room, along with one special ornament that hangs on a single ornament hanger stand. I made hearts from candy canes, filled a little dish with gold Christmas ornaments, and grouped my battery operated candles in the corner. The candles come on at about 5:00 p.m. and stay on for 6 hours.  Combined with the Christmas lights in the Christmas basket, they provide just the right amount of Christmas mood lighting…

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I also went just outside our complex and clipped a few branches of greenery from a bush growing just outside the compound fence. I added that to a bowl of oranges, candy canes and Christmas ornaments, and set that on the shelf  behind the sofa…

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Of course I needed to have something to welcome our guests when they come to our front door… and I couldn’t hang a wreath from that door so I found these adorable little gel window stickers that will welcome family and friends with a  cheerful little Merry Christmas wish…!

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And that is how I decorated for Christmas in our motorhome where there is “no room for a Christmas Tree!!!” 🙂 🙂

Stay Tuned!

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Nov 23, 2015 @ 19:36:17

    And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE every single item!!! And YOU – MORE! Soon, my sweet, soon! xoxo

    Reply

    • beyondcinderella
      Nov 23, 2015 @ 21:07:33

      Thanks GG. Yes, counting the days… and you know I’m going to make you and Bob some Jambalaya when you get here… I have a pot and I kept my rice cooker and it wouldn’t be our winter time visit without it right? 🙂

      Reply

  2. Ellen Kaufman
    Nov 23, 2015 @ 20:38:19

    Looks real pretty! Now you all have a Happy Thanksgiving ! Love you, 🦃🍽🍷

    Reply

    • beyondcinderella
      Nov 23, 2015 @ 21:09:56

      Thank you Aunt Ellen. I usually don’t decorate for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving but Bill and I are working Thanksgiving and the day after… so I did it this week when we have four days off… it’s all good… Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving too! XoXo

      Reply

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