Finally got to move on to my favorite decorating event of the year!! Christmas!! We had to buy a new artificial tree this year. Those ladybug/beetle things claimed permanent residence in our old one...I certainly did not have the patience to vacuum them all off. Good job for Husband before next year! I've always wanted two trees!
Nope....this isn't part of my Christmas decor (although its a "lovely" green and red plaid). You'll understand later. I promise.
Once I remembered to take this chair out of my
junky treasure hauler trunk, I found the perfect way to use it! My favorite mass-quantity ornements in a perfectly rusty wire basket. I'm not really sure why I bought this gingerbread man this year...its not really my thing, but it must have been cute at the time.
One of my new $7 mini-trees in the bathroom.
Christmas star and pretty little things in the bathroom.
My favorite cabinet all dressed up for Christmas.
I'm really in love with the large jingle bell hanging all by itself.
O Tannenbaum. The ornaments only show up well with the lights off, but now you have to look at the light wires. Boo.
An early start on presents under the tree.
Some of my favorite ornaments in a creamy bowl.
I bought this snowman guy because he was "the method"...a highly sophisticated term describing the large shimmery flakes on his body. I nestled him between some mini-wreaths with vintage gold ornaments. I found the cheese dome for $1.50 at the thrift store (it stinks, by the way. How do I fix that?!). Those candlesticks were a gift (from yours truly) to Mom from Greece. But, she gave them back to me. Should I be insulted?
I swapped out my Halloween sparkly word ornaments for Christmas sentiments.
The other mini-tree found a home in front of the old window. This card holder (with one...one crooked card) used to have dolphins on it....no more!! I already know the topper is rather large for the tree. I usually use it on our big, official tree, but the idiots who made the tree used stiff "needles" for the top, and nothing will slide over it. Ugh!!
Again, PartyLite! I booked a show for this baby! After keeping it hidden in the bedroom, I threw some ornaments in it and brought it to the living room. Beneath it all is yet another score from our basket o' linens.
A sneak peek at an initial attempt to copy Let It Shine's awesome disco-ball tree re-do. I tried to just use what I had, but I'm not loving it yet. Better go get some Benjamin Moore Raw Umber finishing glaze!
And finally....weird intro picture revealed!!