Growing up in the north end of Tacoma, we lived in a home that was built in 1916 and had lots of attic space and boy, did my mom have that space full. My mom always decorated our house for each holiday without fail. As a child my job was to help with the decorating. Whether it was Christmas, Halloween, Easter or Presidents Day; my mom had tons of decorations. I would imagine she bought several of those decorations at the Proctor Dime Store, Sears or Woolworth’s as those are the stores we shopped at. Especially at Christmas my mom had decorations everywhere. A big tree in the living room, snowmen in the kitchen, a large plastic Santa, garland, bells, candles, nativity set on the dining room table and fake snow sprayed on the windows. I remember my grandmother commenting that my mother even decorated the bathroom. What fond memories. You can imagine I love to decorate also.
After visiting friends at two separate Christmas parties this weekend, I told my husband I think most people “put things out” and I “really decorate”. I mean really decorate! Christmas tree in the living room, teddy bears dressed like Santa on the stairs, elves hanging in the window, reindeer in the kitchen, bells, a Christmas tea set and nativity scene on the dining room table. Stockings handing from the mantel, Christ’s crib on the coffee table, Christmas tablecloth, teddy bear Christmas tree, Christmas towels, candles and toy soldiers. Though I don’t have fake snow in the windows, you can be assured I have even decorated the bathroom.