Holiday Decor

December 22, 2012

I didn’t just make garlands for the house this year; some other things got decorated, too! In our living room, we cut out loads of snowflakes and hung them on the wall and the window.

I added a cute wintry plant and some mercury glass candle holders to one side. The other has a little tree with some fake snow under a dome.

I also put up my small robot tree again! It doesn’t really fit on the bar, but there weren’t any other places it really worked either, so it works. The lights are super cool LEDs on a wire from Restoration Hardware. I think it looks ready for some party times.

I picked up this festive garland at Target and mixed it with some star-shaped lights I already had (bought at Ikea several years ago). I wanted real greenery but every store was out of it, so foil garland it is!

Our dining room got some more snowflakes and a place to hang our cards. I really wanted real pine garland for in here too, but no luck finding it.

The table has a mix of mercury glass holders, glass jars and bowls with trees and fake snow, and silver deer stuff. The bowl was supposed to be filled with pine cones, but the ones I ordered took two weeks to even ship so I just ended up cancelling the order. Oh well, next year!

Our sideboard has some more garland, holly and branches in a vase, and some paperwhites I’m trying to grow.

The glasses are from my great grandma. They’re partridges in a pear tree!

My paperwhites are budding. Not sure I’m doing it right as the roots don’ t seem to be growing. Any insights are appreciated.

Finally, we did actually decorate a bit outside too. Just the classic colored lights (though LED, even though I kind of hate LED lights) on the porch. We might add more next year but we’re tapped out for this year.

It feels so festive in here! Really enjoying the holidays this year.

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  • Reply Deb Painter December 22, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Set your bulbs in warm water for an hour or two. Then set them back in the bowl and sit it near a window for some indirect light. The warm water will make the bulbs think it’s spring by the warmth and the sun will help jump start them into blooming!

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