Today I turned over the page on the calendar. A day late.
The funny thing is that my life is like that lately. A bit behind.
Do you remember my Christmas Decorating Inspiration post last week? I’m here to report….though it was very inspiring…I was having trouble pulling off the decor in the sun room with the vintage blue Ball jars. I love. love. love. those things. They just plain make me happy. But, my sun room is a very small room and lining the jars up on the window sill just didn’t seem to work. Yes, they stood there like good little soldiers. Let’s just say my ideas weren’t coming together. Um. Yeah.
The major downside to all of that is that I was fixated on that space. And virtually paralyzed in decorating anything in the house.
There is some good news to report. My stringer of cranberries did an excellent job, only stabbing himself with the needle once. The tree in my great room is beautifully festooned with a beautiful red garland of cranberries.
You’ll also be glad to know that I got the front of the house decorated on Saturday when the weather was perfect. On the other hand, I set my camera to close up, forgetting to change the setting, and most of the pictures aren’t very good. Hopefully it won’t rain in the next few days and I will be able to get some decent photos to share with you, along with some fun details.
On another note. My whole decorating budget was spent this weekend on two cans of Krylon. I learned that brilliant silver spray paint does not look anything like the lid, which the can suggests. I was afraid that I would turn my spheres laden with nuts into chrome accessories with which to “pimp my ride.” Why do I worry about such things? The silver spray was more like a pale gray…just a few steps from white with something of a slight metallic cast. Surely, no one will steal those off my table to use for a hood ornament. I’d love to find a spray paint that really makes things look silver. If you know of one, please save the day!!!
Moving on to Plan B. The new color scheme is red with shades of white (or maybe it’s shades of white with red?), some pinecones and a bits of metallic bling for interest. What do you think?
If you want a glimpse of my latest inspiration, check out my Pinterest boards. Especially the Merry Christmas, Paper Crafting, and Inspired by Nature Boards. I love Pinterest. Usually there are all kinds of ideas floating around in my head and this helps me sort it all out and come up with a plan. I’m pretty excited about Plan B. And, since I have a dinner party on the 9th…I’ve got one whole week to pull it all off. Good thing I work well under pressure.
So how was your weekend?
I’m pretty sure that you have this decorating thing all done and now you’re on to wrapping gifts and making cookies and planning parties and touching people with all the goodness of the season. Yes?
The sleeping tabby in the photos is Poppy. She’s our itty bitty kitty…a 13 year old kitten. I could tell stories. But, it isn’t nice to talk about folks when they’re sleeping. We’ll wait until she awakes. (Whispering) Now if she’ll just quit jumping into boxes of vintage ornaments, chewing on ribbon, and decorating freshly dusted furniture with brownish gray fur we’ll be all set. When cats fly.
Keeping it all in perspective….
and remembering Who we are celebrating.
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