This Maui house is pretty small with no room for a real tree. I have an 18 inch artificial one sitting in the middle of the kitchen island, which is visible from every corner of the living area. My coffee table has a festive rectangular plate with three large red automatic candles. I smile every night when they turn on about 6:30!! The tiny dining table has a nutcracker surrounded by ivory automatic candles of all sizes. My neighbor gave me a candle with a fir aroma, so I am set!
Oh! And even my wine bottle is festive ...
In the past, I always made a small gingerbread house. When Kate was younger, she loved decorating. When she outgrew it, I still made one. Something about the smell of gingerbread. I don't have my gingerbread house mold over here, but I found another edible project that might fill the void.
This afternoon my three neighbor grandchildren are coming over to make ice cream cone Christmas trees. Believe it or not, I found several kinds of small candy to decorate them. I can't wait to see how much frosting and candy make it ON to the cones!
It's beginning to look (and smell) a lot like Christmas!