. . .gosh. . .Christmas was just on Tuesday, but somehow it feels SO long ago already. Perhaps I was more worn out than I thought.
In any case–
I poured a nice glass of red– ; D
and sat back to relax and – finally, truly - take in all the decor.
It was just SO incredibly hectic this year, I found I only did the “minimum” of decorating. Since my mom typically lets me go wild each year at her house – I think she was a bit disappointed, but she understood.
This is one of the vintage angels I found in the antique mall. I still can hardly believe–$18 for the pair (left and right)!
~I guess I DO have a bit of passion for RED—at Christmas! And glitter!~
I flocked the main tree with magnolia-scented baby powder again this year! If you remember, I did it last year because there was the faintest musty’ish scent I didn’t like- it was a quick remedy that made the tree look flocked! And–it smells SO good!
I used my [favorite] hydrangeas from mom’s garden again. But– I didn’t get to them in a timely manner, and they all turned that ugly brown. BUT, I remembered Gail’s post on dyeing hydrangea heads with Rit Dye and created my own “red heads!” It took me 3 and 4 dunks to get the color I wanted, but it was incredibly E A S Y to do!
(The baby powder seems to have kind of blanketed the red.)
I just add and subtract according to season or holiday!
The mirror (to check yourself) by the front door!
Even the drapery rod in the guest bath!
Just little touches–
The chandelier over the breakfast table, and in the lower level dining–
Since there’s not the usual, over abundance of decoration ~everywhere~ I guess it won’t be so daunting a job taking everything down.