As I was brainstorming on how to decorate the mantel, I came across this amazing sale! Everything was free and mine for the taking! Amazing right? Where was this sale? My house… I shopped every room in the house and the attic for these great deals.
I do want to thank Michael Luke for bringing all the boxes of Christmas decorations down from the attic for me to look at. We have a lot of great decorations, but as I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to keep things fairly simple this year. Whatever I put up, I also have to take down. That just doesn’t sound too appealing with a newborn on my hands.
And here is what I came up with…
I normally use the two trees with lights outside by our front door. The wind knocks them down repeatedly though. So I decided to save a little trouble and use them inside. Michael Luke and I share a stocking. He gets the space in the toes, and I get the leg! HaHa, just kidding. My mom made it for us as a wedding present.
For instance, the flower painting I pulled from another room. Michael Luke painted it on a date with me at Sips n Strokes. He did pretty good, didn’t he? The nutcracker adds balance with the quotation on the other side of the painting.
I also pulled the glass red purse from another room, and the ornaments are the remaining ones after I finished the dining table (here). The purse reminds me of all the holiday parties!
I found the little green trees at a yard sale a couple of years ago for fifty cents each! They have made an appearance every year since. I think I have gotten my money out of them.
Next task… the tree. Then, we will be all decorated for Christmas! Has anybody else procrastinated like us in putting the tree up?
FYI: Not sure if the cappuccino will make it until Christmas. It’s pretty tempting, especially since this blast of Arctic weather came through.
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