Well, I didn’t want to get a tree this year because we’ll be spending Christmas eve and Christmas day in sunny (although lately I hear that isn’t the case) California. Doug loves Christmas trees apparently and insisted that we get one… so we got one from the Evil Empire (Wal-Mart) and put it up Thanksgiving evening after returning from the afternoon with his family. Now, I’m glad we did because having it in the living room has helped me feel “Christmasy” all season long :)
I have saved the photos until now to keep you in suspense! Just kidding. I didn’t want to jump the gun because I didn’t feel like the tree was finished. Which it wasn’t, as I kept finding nice things to add to it until just a little bit ago. Now it’s finished and ready for a reveal. I was going to post this on Friday, Christmas eve, but then I thought people might not be at their computers obsessively checking my blog that day. So now’s as good a time as any to share the festivities with you!
We set it up on our record album cabinet and used a set of curtains that came with the apartment (that I’d changed out but kept for just such an occasion) for a tree skirt. Oh and there are the presents that have been 75% distributed. Doesn’t look so crowded down there now.
Okay, time for some detail shots!
Additionally, those who pay attention to detail may recognize the paper circle garland from the backdrop of our Christmas Card photos.
All in all, the tree and ornaments came in at around $35. Not bad, and pretty classy if I do say so myself.
Went out on a hunt Thursday to find an oversize vase for the living room. No luck on that (still have one thrift store in Mac I haven’t checked–then it’s on to Hutch thrift stores and finally Hobby Lobby).
The good news is I found a wall hanging to put in the living room! After consulting the Mr. we hung it up and I think it balances out our LP Wall Shelves nicely.
Wait! What’s that?! A never-before seen wall color? Stay tuned for the full reveal. Which, translated, means the room has remained too messy for any good “after” shots yet. They’re on their way, I promise.