Finally some Christmas decorating photos!
Let me preface the post by saying, I'm nowhere near as good at indoor photography as outdoor, so please excuse any less than perfect photos you might see!!!
The theme this Christmas is pretty traditional. Greens, golds and reds.
Favorite new find this holiday season, flexible glitter tape for the tree! Awesome!
I actually like our big tree better this year when the lights are NOT on. Doesn't it look completely different??
This is an old 9 1/2' tree, purchased with pre-strung white lights that burnt out long ago. That's okay ~ it allows me to change up the lighting more easily. I spent at least several hours unstringing all those old lights and can I just say I have nothing but RESPECT for whoever puts them on for a living! Wow. Were they ever intricately wound around the branches! After I finally got them all off, I re-strung (no where near as well!) with 6 strands of white, 3 strands of green and 1 strand of red lights!
My little '12 Days of Christmas' Plate tree is on the coffee table.
It's one of my favorite decorations & probably the easiest to put up! Each of the 12 plates is painted with the corresponding figure from the song.
The plates are small (2 1/2"??) & rimmed in gold. Elegant yet so simple.
On the mantel, I chose an asymmetrical style this Christmas and I'm still tweaking it.
Once again, my apologies for the quality of some of the photos. I have horrible indoor lighting and never bought an external flash for my camera so that's why it's so difficult to get decent photos. You may have to use your imagination!
My decorating style is to start with a vague plan that usually evolves during the process & then I make changes as I live with it.
When I first decorated the mantel, I didn't add ornaments to the boxwood topiary or gold garland over the fireplace.
The ornaments go a long way toward dressing it up!
and I can't even express how much I love the gold garland there.
Paperwhites on track to open for Christmas!
Today ~ the perfect December snow ~ melting on the hard surfaces and just enough to make things "pretty."
(please politely ignore the fact there's still a pumpkin out there!)
It can quit anytime tho ~ I'm good with this amount!!!!
Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully I'll get more photos loaded up soon....