Slowly…. painstakingly slow I might add… I’ve been bringing out the Christmas decorations. But this year will be very simple compared to my typical decorating.
(you can see my last holiday home tour HERE)
To be honest, I’m just now figuring out where things from my old house might fit in around here.
Here’s a perfect example. Remember my big, black vintage looking clock?
I finally pulled off the wrapping and of course..I decided to lighten it up before hanging it in the kitchen.
I’ll admit, I was a little nervous about ruining it… but I had Christmas in Connecticut on in the background and it made me so happy I had to keep going.
Don’t you love Barbara Stanwyck?
Sigh, I could stay in my pajamas and watch old movies all day…
Alright, back on point. The good news is that I didn’t ruin it and actually, I like it so much better painted white in this house.
Funny how some pieces no longer ‘fit’ in our new home. Especially being so close to the ocean. I’m craving more white.
And since this corner needed something bold until I get some open shelving,
here it goes for now.
Right next to the giant Nestle’s girl who used to be in our TV room.
And have you seen these adorable place mats around blog land? They’re sold in packs of four at Home Goods and I absolutely love the message.
These made me feel so good when I put them on this table that I had to immediately run around and put together a quick place setting to show you.
Well I happened to be at one yesterday and I couldn’t believe they still had some.
Doesn’t it look pretty around a white napkin?
Add a pinecone for a place card and you have a very simple and pretty setting.
This afternoon I’m hanging fresh wreaths from my kitchen windows and I’ll be able show you the whole room. Then I’m moving into the living room.
Wouldn’t you know it? No sooner than I get one little section done and it’s time to switcheroo. I’m almost done decorating the living room—we finish the tree tonight-- but remember that ugly, mysterious (weird) living room wall?
Wait to you see how we temporarily ‘fixed’ it.
hint hint: perfectionists do not live in this house.
So how’s your decorating going? I’m hoping to be done by December 23rd.
Any other slow pokes out there?
Happy December 9th!
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