Christmas Under the Stairs
When I first moved into my home I decorated it like no other! I had parties and invited friends over and enjoyed the festive season. I would start wrapping lights around the trees in the backyard in early October and move to the front of the house Thanksgiving weekend, putting up two sets of lights on the house, adding big, lighted, Christmas themed sculptures to the front and working very hard to have the outside done before the weekend was over.
Then one year I decided it was too much work. I worked long hours and was getting home between 9-10pm each night, just in time to grab a bite and unwind for about an hour. I wasn’t sitting in the living room enjoying the train traveling around the room, under the tree, behind the couches and back again. I didn’t even turn on the Christmas tree lights in the family room. I wasn’t enjoying any of the work I put in turning my home into a magical place.
But I hung on to all my little (and not so little) Christmas treasures.
I kept them tucked away in cabinets and closets, in the garage rafters and under the stairs, just in case one year I got the bug and decided to take the time to decorate again. That never happened and now when I look at my Christmas treasures I just see dollar signs! I decided to tackle the storage space under the stairs this week, pulled out the larger items and got them listed on eBay yesterday. I listed a 40″ decorator pine tree and three 50″ decorator pine trees, a set of lighted boxes I used on the living room loft, six large 22″ poinsettia plants and three small 15″ poinsettia’s that lined the stair case, one of my favorite Santa Figurines, a German Father Christmas, a
These Christmas decorations are special and were fun to collect. I’ve loved and enjoyed them and am happy to see them go to new homes where they will be released from the dungeon under the stairs and proudly displayed each holiday season.