11.29.2009

It's beginning to look a LITTLE like Christmas!

After a quick nap post Thanksgiving dinner, I got busy getting Christmas decorations started.  Here's what I've done so far...

The tree during the day...



And the tree at night...



I think our artificial tree is on it's last leg.  When I got the thing all put together, one entire section would not light up.  I ended up having to string lights in that section.  You can't really tell.  I'm really just looking for an excuse to buy the 15 ft tall tree I saw last week.  And don't you just love that ugly vent in the picture?  I think it really adds to the vignette (Why, oh why do they put those ugly vents in the most visible spots?!)  Aaah!

Okay, here is a super cheap, super cute idea!  Wrap your art in Christmas paper and a bow and re-hang it!



I made a vow that I was not going to hang greenery on the banister this year.  It's such a pain to get up and I hate the extension cord we have to run across the hallway upstairs for the lights.  So, here was my solution.  I bought these super-huge snowflakes at Dollar Tree last year. I hung them with some silvery-gray satin ribbon I already had.  Voila!  Cute, and easy to put up!



I threw some things up on the mantle.  Not sure if it will stay this way.  Now that I look at the picture, it looks a little sloppy.  Okay, yeah...I'll definitely be changing it!  See those mercury glass Christmas trees?  I got those after Christmas last year at Target for $2 a piece!  I love buying holiday stuff on final clearance!  I also bought 5 3 1/2 foot lighted trees at Target for $5 a piece.  I just brought everything home and shoved it up in the attic.  It was a nice surprise to take it all down last week and have a bunch of new things to work with!



That's it for now.  I'm sure I'll get back on the holiday decorating this next weekend.  This week I'm working like mad putting together some special holiday decor for a decorating workshop I'm hosting on Thursday for our elementary school's PTA.  I will post pictures of those projects later this week!

2 comments:

Anna See said...

love the snowflakes. i usually do a garland on the stairs, with white lights and greenery and little silver baby cups hooked on. it is gorgeous, but i just don't feel motivated this year.....

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Anna -- I know what you mean. I've been running 90 to nothing the last 3 weeks, and was really dreading the hives I get all over my hands from messing with fresh garland. It was a nice change of pace to only spend 5 minutes on the stairway this year!

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