Tuesday, December 7, 2010

No Party Decorating

Sometimes, the decorating is just for ourselves, right?

I am not hosting family at my place for Christmas. Nor am I having a merry shin-dig with eggnog and a jazzy holiday CD.

In fact, my holiday decor will be seen mostly by me. Regardless, I still like to surround myself with some holiday cheer!

Starting on my patio, an old pail full of greenery.


While browsing the shop Needful Things across the street from where our space is at the Painted Lady Vintage the other night, I found this piece of plaid wool fabric in a box. The owner Robin let me have it for $3, (on the honor system) because I didn't have cash. It made a perfect tree skirt!



My oven top even got a little touch of holiday red, too.


Remember these cream candle holders from my fall decor? They got dressed up with little wreaths. Around 5 years ago I cleaned out Dollar Tree's stock of these wreaths!  They are real twigs and pine cones with faux greenery and berries. I LOVE them and use them every year!


I got this dome and silver plate at a flea market last fall. I frequently change out what I put inside. I tried a little tree (also from Dollar Tree) but ended up changing it to a bright red vintage Santa, which was perfect! The only thing I want to add is a little faux snow or greenery on the silver plate under his feet.

Even a decorative mirror in my bathroom get's a little burlap and wreath treatment!


Those are just a few of my favorite holiday decorations so far this year. I still have a few more ideas....but I'm off to put the finishing touches on those rustic barn wood picture frames Farmboy put together for me. Let me tell you, they are gorgeous and I'm going to have a hard time parting with any of them!!


~michelle~

9 comments:

Robin said...

Mmmm, what more perfect than a pail filled with greenery! And your sweet little santa looks so cheerful.

Polly said...

It is looking so pretty and festive Michelle!! I love the bucket filled with live greens! And those dollar store candle rings are wonderful!

xo

Polly

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

Looks like your home is very Christmasy and on a discount , even better! You are sharing your home with us, Thank you so much!
Blessings~
Gwenny

Kate said...

Michelle
Hoe lovely that all is! I love to peek at the decor in the homes of others. It lends to the imagination of what we can do with things. have a terrific week!!

xo
Kate

Desert Rose said...

Oj how fun! That is the one thing I miss about my "religous status" ;) Your touches are perfect!!!

cowgirljlynn said...

Love everything that you did. I am going to downsize my decorations this year, love you

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Everything looks very festive over here, Michelle! Just because you're not hosting, doesn't mean you can't enjoy some pretty Christmas decorations... enjoy, enjoy!
Happy Holidays!
~ Jo :)

Linda said...

I love all your festive decorations, Michelle~ the tree skirt is great! I'm going to have to try the wonderful looking cookie recipe from your last post, too! Thanks for stopping by!

le@thirdontheright said...

Hi Michelle - thanks for dropping by the third - love your candles - they look divine - also love your three generations in the business - just fab - best le