Wednesday, December 7, 2011

- it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... -

...well sadly, not so much in our house. Other than the lights hanging outside, and our fabulous, but fake, Christmas tree, our house is SEVERELY lacking in the Christmas decorations department. I'll be honest, I just really haven't taken the time or effort to make, and/or stock up on any substantial decorations. Now that Ellie is getting older, I really want to go all out and decorate like crazy. But, I think it's going to have to wait one more year, as I have absolutely no time to worry about decorations this year...sigh.

I did, however, take the time to at least "pin" some wonderful decorating ideas! Doesn't that count for something? You gotta love Pinterest, right?

Part of the reason we don't have a houseful of Christmas decorations is because I am so darn picky when it comes to stuff like that. Just ask my hubby...he'll vouch for that! I'm not one to love super bright colors when it comes to decorating (...or anything for that matter. You should see my wardrobe!) I have a very simple, vintage style. Some may call it boring and colorless...I call it sophisticated and timeless! ha ha!

Here are just a few things I would love to see around my house right now!

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This looks easy enough to make! I also love the amperstand btw! I've been wanting one for such a long time, I just don't really have any place to put it.

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I'm so in love with this little tree!

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Love, love love these...LOVE them!

What a cute idea to hang wooden letters with your stockings! I think I am going to try this out next year!

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Another idea I definitely want to try...I would totally leave these up all year round! We just need a mantle or some other cool, vintage piece of furniture to put them on...

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Okay, drum roll please...last but not least, I absolutely fell in love with this one! I WILL be doing this for our tree next year! If I start now, it might will be done by Christmas 2012! I better hit up a fabric store and get started...
It actually doesn't look that hard...maybe just a little time consuming...
(check out the tutorial here)

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P.S - I am making a vow to myself to get going with the Christmas decorations so we WILL have a much more festive house next year! Maybe this year I will have to hit up the stores the day after Christmas to score some awesome 50% off deals!


Allie said...

I love all these ideas! They are fab!!

Carlie said...

That Christmas tree skirt is one of the best I have seen!

Melanie said...

Hahaa... these made my heart so happy! (Mama needs to get out of the house more.) You have lovely style my friend! I LLLLLLOOOOVEd each one of these. Those candles were so beautiful. AND kuddos to you on the tree skirt. LOVE it. I can NOT even sew a button. No, seriously. That's one of my goals. I would love to be able to sew, or maybe knit. Don't get me started on tne book trees...! XO

Gina said...

I used to think we had a lot of decorations until I decorated this year and realized it is not nearly enough when you have a baby!

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