Yesterday, I decorated my cottage for Christmas since we have 16 family members here for Christmas lunch. It always takes much longer than expected but the result is well worth the time it takes. The tree and the mantle have flashing lights, which you can’t see in the photos. They look spectacular at night. The tree and the garland between the kitchen and lounge are gold, green and white while the garland over the mantle also has touches of red because my sister said it wouldn’t be Christmas without a little red. So, I obliged. Today, I will do the decorations for the pool cabana since we will be starting the day with cocktails there.