Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Christmas Ramblings

I haven't done any home decor posts for a while so I thought it would be fun to post some pictures of my Christmas decorating efforts this past year.

I am definitely not a decorator.  I did pick out and do everything except for one arrangement which I will note.  I need to work harder at this.

All is put away now.  Some is set aside for my daughter to take with her when she gets her own place. Some will be donated.  The rest is tucked into boxes. I am going to put more thought into it next year. Brave words uttered in January.

Hopefully you will enjoy these pics.  Oh, and because I don't have my new, powerful machine set up, these were taken with my iPhone 7.

I actually took out some of the drawers from this card file and put some decorations on the sliding part.  This was a super easy way to display more stuff.

I have this old toolbox that I found at a sale in the middle of the corn somewhere in upper Iowa.  I threw in the balls and added one of those battery operated light thingys.  Ta da.  Instant decoration.

I bought this huge tree last year and I'm still getting ornaments for it.  It kind of takes over, but it has over 1000 lights and that is why I got it.  Head into the light.

So what did I do with those drawers from the card file?  Well, here is one.

There's another.

And another.

A few years ago I wrapped my twinkle lights with fabric strips.  I still love it so much.

We use this dumb stool all of the time.  The basket is just cool.  I got that from a local shop.  It's all gnarly, of course.

Probably the area that needs the most work.  I will try and start to flesh it out before December this time.  

Nearly all of these snowmen will not make an appearance next year.  I will figure something out.  Kind of tired of them.

I found this bucket at a sale this past year and was going to plant things in it, but I wound up using it for plant clippings instead.  Now it has a lovely arrangement that I jobbed out to a local shop.  They know what they are doing.  I don't.  It's that simple.  I will need a new bucket.

That's it.  My house at Christmas.  I don't do much anywhere else.  A couple of other trees and a few decorations around the house and that's it.  I kind of miss this on the coffee table, actually.  Too bad it is silver and glittery.  I don't think I can get by with it outside of Christmas.

This was my Christmas card this year.  I took the shot, but my brother did the post processing.  I gave a big one to my son for his apartment in Brooklyn.  I thought that was appropriate.

Merry Christmas (a little late).


  1. My mom actually commented to me about the Christmas card and how pretty it was and much she loved it :). We hung the blown up photo (and the 5x7s) this weekend - it looks wonderful.

  2. I'm so glad that you guys like your prints. Tell your mom I was only able to take that photo because of the wonderful food that I had at your house that day!