Tuesday, December 10, 2013

deck the halls or whatever

First, BOKEH!
We pretty much reused all of our Christmas decorations from last year, and I'm totally good with it. A) We travel for the holidays and don't generally get to enjoy a pretty decorated house, and B) uh, we're not made of money!!!!! So my snowflake and paint chip garlands made an encore appearance. Again, I'm cool with it.
We moved the tree to the opposite corner of the living room and left the TV where it was. It's more fun having the tree in this corner because it can be seen lit up from the street :)
Day // Night
Oh, and just to get you to come back tomorrow, here's our tree after my awesome fluffy fake tree trick:
Seriously. Come back tomorrow.
Remember the awkward swaggy-thing we used to have over our bay window? I barely remember it too, thank goodness!!! Unfortunately, when I took it down I didn't realize that I would miss it part of the time--It looked awesome at Christmastime! We would swap the chiffon for a lighted garland that we'd hang with sparkly Christmas ornaments. It was so magical! Remember?
Christmas 2012
This year, since we'd said goodbye to that awkward hardware and hello to punchy curtains, I had to think outside the box. So I just stuck the garland on the bay sill and hung the bulbs in the window. Presto change-o, that's my M.O.
I added a few live wreaths between the curtains this year, and I LOVE them. I whipped up all three of these in five minutes, and that includes the time it took for me to hunt down three little hooks AND hang them. Boom. Tutorial coming Thursday?
Everything is also pretty glowy and gorgeous at night :)
Oh, and our door!!!!! I whipped up a wintry wreath for our front door using pipe insulation, some yarn, and two 8.5x11 sheets of felt.
I made a wintry one instead of a Christmas one because I'll probably forget about it until March ;). It's so happy and punchy and simple; wreaths are my new favorite thing.
Aaaaaaannnnnd now I'm off to clean my front door, blech. Just keeping it real, folks ;)
Merry Christmas season!!!


  1. Cute! I love seeing houses all decked out for Christmas. Though somehow I'm incapable of taking good photos of my own...


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