Our house is Christmas-y! I stumbled upon the last remaining bouquet of pine boughs at our local Trader Joe’s and took it as a sign. Along with your helpful decorating tips in my post on kitschy decorating last week, the $5.99 bouquet gave me the encouragement I needed to just get on with it over the weekend.
I picked up my normal bouquet of alstroemeria as well, and added a few flowers to some of the vases. As you can see from the kinda-bootleg arrangements, I do not have a calling for floral decorating.
Some of the vases didn’t get alstroemeria. I just liked ’em as they were, simple and plain.
Well, maybe not too plain. The white was a little boring and not quite cheery enough until I remembered Linda’s comment about tying ribbons around the leaves of her palm trees.
I even hung ornaments with no tree! These modish ornaments came from our Saturday IKEA trip. They had little white ribbons attached for hanging that I removed and replaced with fishing line.
I think they’re high enough to keep the dog’s paws and teeth off of them. If I had been smart, I would have purchased more of these for our kitchen and living room windows. I see the mini-moible staying for bit after the holiday season is over and I’m pondering what else I can hang up seasonally. Dried flowers perhaps?
Last but not least, a little tiny milk glass vase graces my desk, precisely where I’m sitting as I type this. A few more vases are scattered around the apartment but winter darkness snuck up on me before I got the chance to photograph them.
Milkglass vases: around $1 each
IKEA ornaments: $2.49/6
Green ribbon: $2.50
Fishing line: $1.50
Listening to Christmas Pandora while I put it all together: Priceless