Except that the stuff we used in the condo is suuuuuper lame in a bigger house. Definitely not enough stuff to go around. Before we moved, we really only decorated one room and the tree carried most of the load. This time we have a dining room, a kitchen, and a family room that people hang out in, and while going for a Santa's Workshop look might be overkill, some festivity in all of the main living areas would be good.
|Sheet music garland still going strong after 3 years.|
Oh yeah, and a porch! I keep forgetting about the porch. Aside from getting the tree up, I did manage to stick some stuff on the front of the house.
We inherited those giant planters from the previous owners, and I seem to have developed a knack for killing things that grow in them. And then the pumpkins I put in there for Halloween got devoured by squirrels (rude), so apparently something non-plant is what I need.
Hello, little gold reindeer! Don't you look comfy on your bed of moss!
My new friends were 50% off at Michaels this weekend, making them $5 each.
We also scored a wreath my mom didn't want, but it was too thick to fit between the storm door and the regular door. I guess the previous owners had the same problem, because there was already a nail in the siding next to our house number. Boo ya.
So outside there's some fun, but the interior is still pretty naked. I rounded up a few things at IKEA, among other places, and plan to get everything ready in the next couple of days. I'll show you the tree then, too, but in the meantime here's a preview:
|Yes, more pine cones. But these have glitter!|
Have you started decorating for the holidays? Do you have a theme to stick to, or is it a free-for-all? What's your favorite seasonal item?