Christmas In the House
The house is decorated, but not very tidy, so I thought I’d show some highlights of my very favorite things around the house.
Growing up it was my job to turn on this tree every night. My grandmother made it (in the late 60s, I believe) and I don’t remember a Christmas without it. It is missing a bulb though, if any vintage lovers know where I might acquire one. I can tuck the bare spot to the back, but I would like to try and fix it if possible.
I try to decorate things I have out normally rather than doing a full swap of things in the house. This decorative piece sits on the credenza in our dining room. Last year I tried sticking the christmas cards on the posts and have them held up by the circles, but they fell out all the time. This year I was going to go with the tried and true, my mantra: all else fails, glitter ball it; but Spencer insisted on the snowflakes and stars. Looks cute! He has excellent ornament all the things skills.
The shelf got finished off with Spite Angel and a new frame. I love the striped frame with the branch ribbon – total happy accident.
Sadly, we have no mantle. Bannister stockings are the best I can do. Some years I do greenery and balls on the stairs, this year I tried out just ribbon.
Spencer insisted on having this stocking he made last year in school hanging somewhere. I went with his room.
Tags: holidays 2012