Monday, December 14, 2009
Christmas Tour Of Homes 2009
I HIGHLY recommend Nester's Garland Tutorial from last year. Dare I say it might be the most helpful and inspiring decorating blog post on the Internet?! If I can do it, anyone can!
This year I decided to get an early start and put my cheap Walmart garland (purchased after Christmas for 50% off) on my fireplace mantel and then I thought...wait, what if I made a THANKSGIVING garland? So, I took a bunch of random fall-ish stuff that I had in my closet and did this...
And then the day after Thanksgiving I simply pulled out all the fall-ish stuff and added a bit more el cheapo garland on each end and VOILA! I had the beginnings of my Christmas garland. Oh, how I heart multi-use items!
So here's the Christmas-y version...
Here's the view from the foyer:
I'm sorry I don't know what to tell you about the golden-ish lighting of my photos. Let's pretend that I used one of the faincy settings on my camera just to be artsy.
This is the view from the kitchen. See how cleverly I disguised the fact that I don't have window treatments?!
And how fun is this garland that I bought last year after Christmas at Hobby Lobby for 66% off?! It's on my tree.
I love me some Hobby Lobby sales!
And speaking of my tree...
That picture really doesn't do it justice. Anybody know a good site with a photography tutorial for dummies?
I'm going to end with some pics of my beautiful Nativity that was a gift from my in-laws a couple of years ago.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you and yours have a Blessed Christmas!