A 5 month old? Well, that's a bit of a different story. I got a lot of our indoor decorations up on Sunday (after the Hubs got home) - and the tree has been put up... but still not decorated. And my poor mantel sat half-decorated for several days.
It was making me itchy.
So... after everyone went to bed last night, I indulged in a little one-on-one time with my lovely mantel (it's a corner fireplace, meaning it's large and a bit awkwardly shaped and... just never get a corner fireplace - trust me).
But now I can rest easy that at least this one corner of the living room is DUN.
(Also, please ignore the stockings - I have PLANS y'all... which may involve crafting... or may involve spending some hard-earned $$ at the local craft show this weekend - we'll see...).
In the meantime though.... twinkly lights!
And yes, clementines are a perfectly acceptable form of holiday trim -
in fact, at Casa Vallier we call them Christmas Oranges!