So, I have noticed the web version of the Christmas Home Tours and I really enjoy looking at some of them and getting ideas. ;) I thought, well maybe I should do one of my house. Not because it is tour-worthy in any stretch of the imagination, but because it appeals to my sense of humor to do so. So, without further ado, here we go:
This is the living room. I really should have a taken a picture of the other side of the room because it was a mess. I basically just picked up in front of the couch for aesthetic purposes.
This is the heavily-ornament-laden Christmas tree. I plan to add some more to it each year. Maybe one of these years, I'll have Sam fashion a metal cage shaped like a tree with tons of slots for hanging ornaments and we can just forgo the tree.... :) I'm thinking this might be our last year doing the fake tree.
This is my nod to an artistic shot. I laid down on my back on the floor and took the pic upside down. We were considering getting a new tree this year because we really have a hard time fitting the width of the tree in our little living room, but I just couldn't see spending money on a new fake tree, if I could possibly use the one we already have! So, I just left the bottom section off of it and put it up on our side table. Works for me!
An overhead shot. Yep, I still haven't done any more to the wall since the starburst mirror project. :)
I got this idea from Apartment Therapy...see? I think I may spray paint the stick white, so you can actually see it against my wall.
This is in the bathroom. I'm not crazy about it and I actually rearranged a bit after I took the pic. It is still bothering me and I think it is the napkin turned table cloth that is under it all. Its too dark and everything is blending together. I'll figure something out. Sam is calling it my little shrine to Christmas....now I'm definitely changing it!!! :)
A closeup for better observation. :)
This in 2D looks like a hodepodgy mess. In 3D, it looks only slightly better. I think what really makes it all come together is the messy table and Ailey's addition of some building blocks and jingle bells, not too mention the reflection of the school wall in the mirror.
This is supposed to be our Advent Calendar, but seeing as how I didn't even get it put up until around the 8th and its on a hands-off mirror, I didn't bother this year trying to make that work. I've got to figure out a better place to put it.
I got one shelf decorated for the season. The rest...well, they didn't make the cut this year.
Thought it would be enjoyable to view the whole, um, scene.
I cleared the table just for this photo. I have tried to decorate with things that I can use year round. Since I have an obliging backyard with trees that don't hesitate to share their branches with me, I went outside and cut this one off of a MUCH larger limb. Come to think of it, it might have been attached to the stocking "rod"....
I think the bright orange paper lantern lights in the background really add a certain ambience....don't you?
This is my wanna-be mantle that is really the top of our bookshelf, that is really supposed to be an entertainment center. I'm totally not in love with this set up and I will probably arrange and rearrange it until it is time to put everything up. I have a couple of ideas and it involves taking lots of things off and putting some white stars up there. Along these lines:
We'll see....more project craziness. :)
Yeah, there's a whole lotta no inspiration here....
The top of the computer cabinet. I'm completely underwhelmed.
This sits in the dining room next to the entryway to the kitchen. Again, a whole lotta underwhelming inspiration going on here.
In addition to all the other paraphernalia going on in the above pics, I do have a wreath on my front door that I don't care for. I would like to chuck it and do something like this:
I also like these for all the time:
I want to make this one only in the same way as the ornament ball wreaths above. I want to get lots of clear and frosted balls in different sizes and make one and then I could just change out the ribbon I hang it with to go with whatever season all year long!
the nesting place (I really LOVE visiting this site! It pops up in the majority of my google searches.;)
Here's another one from the nesting place and I really love how large it is and how you just use paper....
Okay, I'm done.....end of tour...