I was spurred on to get into the spirit a few weeks ago when the Domanye catalogue arrived in the weekend newspaper. The Domayne accessories always lure me in, even though I've never purchased anything substantial, like furniture, from the store. This year, it was the antler decorations that had me popping into the store at the first opportunity. I picked up a couple of these "Pure antler decorations" for $5.95 each.
And a pair of these "Antler ornaments" at $6.95 a pop.
I'm already using the antlers on my ottoman coffee table for a bit of interest. I adore antlers for some reason.
After the purchase, I admit I felt quite happy with myself and a tad smug for starting to get organised for Christmas. Then the weeks ticked by and I confess there has been no more Christmas preparations to speak of. Not one gift has been purchased (looks like I'll be adding to the ugly, December shopping crowds). I'm realising that I enjoy the Christmas decorating and menu planning more than the actual shopping. I love wrapping gifts and then giving them, if only I could skip the actual shopping. Who's with me?!