So after cleaning and dusting like my Mother in law was coming over for dinner (she wasn’t) I have managed to cover the floors with bits of twigs, leaves, floral foam, etc. in my decorating cyclone =)
I am not nearly finished, it usually takes a week or two to get everything just right. I haven’t put the Christmas trees up (the big ones anyway) yet. So I will just post a few things to show you what I have been up to.
I like to include some outdoor elements in my shelf swags because I don’t use real pine boughs (although I am going to one year I swear!) Usually I would go into my own garden and pick some leaves and herbs and things, but since I don’t have a garden anymore (cry) I had to improvise. I found some hydrangea outside the bookstore that was almost dried all up. I had picked some of their little stash of dried bushes before so I snagged some to decorate with this year.
I made this arrangment to sit on top of the t.v cabinet out of an old tool box. I just filled it with greenery and doo dads.
This one I made from a cheese box, gruby candles, and rusty bells.
And here are a couple of little arrangments I made using rusty tin cups:
I am going to tackle the stair railing next, I think I will have to hang our stockings there since my fireplace mantle wouldn’t fit in our tiny living room. So I better be off. Lots to do!!
I saw this sign at Menards while I was buying a new tree stand yesterday. I had to have it for my sewing room door!! As soon as I am done with all the initial decorating I plan to head up to my elfshop and get to sewing!!!