If it weren’t for my family I might not have decorated for Christmas at all this year. All I wanted this year was A CHAOS FREE CHRISTMAS!
Up until about two days ago there was still major illness going on in our house. I literally spent 4 straight days cleaning carpets, bedding and bathrooms. When I say I spent days cleaning I mean it. Picture the scene from the EXORCIST with the little girl’s head spinning and vomit going everywhere.
(VOMIT and EXORCIST I bet those are two words you never thought you’d see on a Christmas post… Sorry!!!
That’s the only explanation I can come up with. Jude’s head must have done a full 360 in order to create the type of destruction I discovered a few nights ago.
This year I only purchased a few things for our holiday decor. Two small evergreens, 3 pink poinsettias and the greenery for the mantel.
I have to admit I have never been that great at styling shelves but I think I found the key.
Use medium to large objects, keep those larger objects the same color and then use small objects to bring in the pops of color.
I had left over drop cloth material from my tie dye outdoor panels. I simply set the pot on a square piece of fabric then cut a strip to tie it off.
I love these stockings, I found them years ago at Target before Jude was born. I can’t seem to find another one to make my set complete. Keep your eyes out because if you find one I would love to have it!
Did you notice the backs of my shelves are a different color? I painted them a lighter shade of blue/green because the Emerald was just too dark. What do you think of the new color?
I love how this room is coming together. Soon I will be able to reveal it all. But here’s my little secret…. behind that evergreen on the right…
I’ve bashed up the tiles. Yes, you heard it… I bought those to cover up my smashed up tile.
SHHH! It’s our little secret.
Ok so Pink Poinsettias are totally in this year… at least that’s what my friend Carmen Johnston said and she should know because she’s a plant expert.
But seriously. Like I said I wanted a CHAOS FREE CHRISTMAS… and after all the illness passed I was able to achieve it. Just by adding a few simple touches.. and our regular Christmas traditions… the house looks FESTIVE.
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