I'm just starting out with the holiday decorations. I have been renting for my entire adult life, and have only had a tree for a couple of years. I'm very disapointed I don't get to go full out with the decorations this year, because I just moved into my own home and would love to decorate for the holidays. If I had it my way, and I was around, I would deck the halls! Wreaths, bows of holly, a big tree, and all the baking I could stand.
I want the outside to look like this:
... and my interior to look like this:
All pictures above are from Martha Stewart's website. (Thanks Martha!)Except with more green.
BUT, all I get is this little table centerpiece, so here it is.
|The centerpiece as I designed it|
|Do you see me with my camera?|
|This one has some mood lighting with our wonderful light dimmers.|
I love the color of these last two.
And just for a little dose of nostlaga, here is my tree from last year. You can tell that my apartment was very small. Once again, mood lighting, I don't know what is up with me and my dark pictures. I guess I just hate the flash. I once worked for a photographer and she could spend hours doing the lighting, it is very important. I will have to work on that.
|Do you see some of the same ornaments?|
Now, I know avid blog readers like to see the cost break down of the project so here it is.
Bulbs...bought at Target about three years ago... this year Free (I spent $7.98 originally)
Glass bowls and vase... Free (I got them for wedding presents)
Small glass candy tray...Free (I bought it when I was about 10 at a flea market)
Pearls... Free (a fake strand I had)
Little sparkly snow flake pin (I'm not sure if you can see it in the photos, but I included a pin I had) ... Free
Grand total...Nothing, I got everything from shopping my house, as Jen from IHeart Organizing calls it.
Happy Holidays everyone. See you in the new year.