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Monday, December 04, 2006

Decoration, Planning

I started the planning phase of the annual holiday coffee table decorations. I believe I have a solid project plan and can get the entire event successfully completed by week's end.

While seemingly a simple task, what you may not realize are the many factors that go into this event. For example, each decoration must be placed strategically to enhanced the existing decor. While that was no small feat last year, it is now infinitely more difficult considering there have been changes in accessories and of course, new paint. The angle of placement is of grave concern since the decorations are reflective and must make clever use of both internal and external light.

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There is also procurement. Not for the holiday decorations but the vodka and olives to make the celebratory martinis that will follow. No small task, but I know how much you all enjoy my week's worth of effort, lol :)

In other news, I found my new favorite artist, Ahmed Soultan. He's kinda like Moroccan R&B, sung in Arabic, French and English. Persian Ex recommended him, and as usual, he was right on. We always did have exactly the same taste in music.

Ahmed Soultan Website



Blogger JC said...

Too much trouble!
Just buy a small poinsettia for the center, put out a bowl of Christmas Colored M&Ms and a pine scented christmas candle - that's all that really matters...the rest is just being fussy.
If you feel you have to be creative, get a couple of swags of garland to tie it all together...
Simple Elegance .vs. pretense...isn't that what Martha Stewart says.

Oh and don't forget to vacuum the carpet and scrub "behind" the toilet bowl if you are expecting guests

11:17 PM

Blogger Jim said...

You might have missed last year, JC. I have 4 ornaments, basically all the same size and shape ... and it takes me a week to get them out and put them on the table :)

Tune in tomorrow for the next sarcastic installment.

11:27 PM

Blogger Rachel said...

holiday decorating is a serious thing. we just moved to a new house, i had to have our tree up first thing. this was before i even unpacked the toilet paper.

9:05 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Congrats on the new house! Last I checked you were in the throws of selling.

Holiday decorations are anticlimactic for me: live alone, rarely home and travel for the holidays. But I do have fun taking 5 minutes of actual work and dragging it into a week :)

9:43 AM

Blogger Ryan Charisma said...

I vote for a poinsettia and a lovely Christmas scented candle myself.

All this decorating is annoying and a pain in the ass.

3:33 PM

Blogger Jim said...

Agreed Ryan, and dont get me started on the cards, lol.

6:08 PM


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