Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas 2013

Hi there.  Ok, I haven't blogged in a while.  About a year.  I didn't plan to take a break, but I sorta lost my decorating mojo.  I won't bore you with the details, since this is a decorating blog, I'll just pick up where I left off, more or less. 

Some of what I am doing this year is a repeat of last year, like the dresser above, other things I am tweaking.  I decided to put my dining room tree on top of the server in front of the windows.   It's a little more dramatic than last year when I had it in the corner.  The details are not clear in the photo, but it has a nature theme, a twiggy tree wrapped in grapevines, and decorated with birds nests, glass pinecones, little bird houses, owls, icicles, as well as some blue and brown balls.  I wrapped the base in burlap and added some greens.

My kids were home briefly at Thanksgiving and decorated the living room tree, which is always our family ornaments; things that the kids and I made over the years, things my mom made and gave to us, sentimental ornaments sent to us by special friends and family.  One thing I changed was that I didn't use my red wooden bead garland, or the red skirt.  I decided instead to tie squares of white tulle to the tree branches and to use my white ruffled tree skirt.

My youngest (above) was home for 2 whole days - senior year of college and she is in the marching band, which performed at a game on Black Friday.

Manda was home for just a few hours, and I put her to work.  She didn't mind, she's a good helper.  Next week at this time, all my kids will be home - can't wait!  Here are some more pics from around the house. 

If you are reading this, thanks for coming back (or just visiting).  I won't make any promises but I hope to get back to blogging more in 2014. Hope you are having a nice holiday season!

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