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How To Decorate Your Mailbox For Christmas

As I previously mentioned, I wanted to decorate my mailbox this year. I found some inspiration on Pinterest but I did not know if I would be able to get magnolia leaves. On Friday I went to Lowe’s and purchased some cedar garland and managed to get a few Christmas tree trimmings. It was rainy and gloomy but if I was going to get this decorating done the week before Christmas, it was now or never. How The Grinch Stole Christmas THE FIRST ATTEMPT I spent a lot of the following Saturday working on the mailbox and what I ended up with was a monstrosity. The lime green color of the cedar, the silver picks, the red ornaments, and the big red bow shouted “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” It looked like I had stolen the Grinch’s hair to decorate the mailbox. But, thankfully, I ran into my neighbor who has a magnolia tree in their backyard and they cut some limbs for me. The next day I started over completely. How-To Make A Magnolia …

Cedar and Magnolia Leaves For Christmas

My original plan was to visit a Christmas tree farm or store selling trees to get limbs and I hoped to find someone with a magnolia tree that did not mind cutting a few limbs. I finally went to Lowe’s and purchased cedar garland and got a few straggly Christmas tree limbs. I worked on a floral arrangement for the mailbox using the cedar garland and the tree limbs for hours. What I ended up with was not what I had envisioned. Thankfully, I ran into my neighbor who has a magnolia tree in their backyard and they cut some limbs for me. I tore up everything and started over. OUTDOOR DECOR I added magnolia leaves to the front door garland and wreath. If I had more leaves, I would redo the wreath completely but it’s a week before Christmas, so it’s just fine. Please ignore my mailbox. It needs to be pressure washed. I prefer the mailbox arrangement from the side. I should have paid more attention to what side of the leaves were …

Dining Room Christmas Decor

I am much happier with this year’s Christmas decorations. Last year not so much. I did not have enough ornaments or picks, and I did not like my dining room table decor. I did not really like the decorations on my foyer table. This year, I am not completely thrilled with my dining room table but I like my tree. Christmas 2019 I purchased a few things after Christmas 2018. I decided I was going to do silver and gold and in October and November 2019, I scrambled to find inexpensive ornaments and picks to fill the tree. I did not want to spend hundreds of dollars so the tree, table, and china cabinet looked bare. My plan was to do some Christmas decor shopping after Christmas and to my surprise, once I went to TJMaxx/Homegoods and Hobby Lobby, there was nothing left to purchase. My mother, in another state, found all kinds of things at a local craft and decor store. She found tons of greenery, gold and silver ornaments (all sizes), picks, and …