All posts filed under: Holidays

Red & Silver: Christmas Decor

My mom found this Hearth & Hand eucalyptus garland at Dirt Cheap. I wanted something to put around the window behind the sink and this light weight garland worked well. I found this cute Christmas towel at a local hardware store. They had a lot of chinoiserie Christmas decor. I need to go back and see if they have gotten in anything new. My grandmother gave me these glittery red balls in different sizes. I decided to add a little color and texture to the stairwell garland which leads you upstairs to the red and silver themed den. I am liking this eclectic den. It has turned into a mix of Asian, traditional, rustic, and bohemian decor, mixing old and a few new items. My brother pointed out that the art on the left side of the window look like two women (left and center) in traditional Japanese kimono, which I thought was neat because that wasn’t my plan when painting but makes me like the paintings more. We finally got the sofa! It is …

The House Is Too Tall For Lights: Exterior Christmas Decor

I would really like some icicle lights but the house is way too tall for lights. I purchased a spotlight to brighten up the front porch and I have solar-powered spotlights to brighten up the rest of the house. We finally replaced the flag pole and the flag. The landscaping is still on the to-do list. Painting the front door and frame is also on the to-do list. I am not completely happy with the wreath. I started with a grapevine wreath that I made with my parents a long time ago. I added a strand of glittery garland to the grapevine a couple of years ago. This year once I picked out the garland for the door, I decided to use this wreath and add in some pine picks, snowy pinecone picks, and cedar stems. I think it needs more snowy stuff. My mom suggested some shiny ornaments. I may try that next year. SHOP THIS POST    

Christmas Decor Preview

I have a few more Christmas projects to finish. While taking photos around the house, I noticed a few alterations I need to make. The front door wreath is too green and needs to coordinate with the garland better. The gold tree still needs some work too. The house is way too tall to attempt lights so I purchased a spotlight from Lowe’s.  It prevents the lights on the mini trees from looking like they are just randomly floating on the front porch. Back in September we hung the new porch light. I love it but I wish I had made Matt to clean the glass before we returned the lift we rented because it is covered in his fingerprints-haha. It is the small size of the Calisse 4-Light Pendant. It is huge so I cannot even imagine what the large version looks like in person. I forgot that I was supposed to paint the front door and replace the doorknob back in October. That project along with landscaping the front yard will be moved …