All of the outdoor decorations have now been mae and we have now moved onto indoor decorations - table centres, garlands and mantle decorations - which need to be made up much nearer Christmas as they obviously have a shorter shelf-life.
This Christmas is unusual with Christmas Day being a Monday. Wheras I am working up until the 24th, most people finish work tomorrow and think of Christmas as beginning tomorrow lunchtime.
Therefore people are wondering where their indoor decorations are - forgetting that they are due to be delivered on the 22nd - and I am fending lots of phonecalls. The problem is that it is not really sensible to get fruit based decorations too early - people would not expect the apples in their fruitbowls to sit around looking lovely for weeks on end.
The table decoration above was delivered yesteray afternoon as a Christmas present - the red glass hurricane lamp will seperate the candle from the foliage and prevent it all going up in flames.