Goodbye Turkeys, Hello Snowmen
I hosted Thanksgiving at my place this year and even though I didn’t do much by way of decorations for turkey day, I couldn’t wait to break out the Christmas boxes. Usually I decorate my office and home, but this year I focused my attention (and time) at home and allowed a simple door-countdown suffice at work.
Join me as I give you a tour…This can also be found in video format on my vlog on YouTube Channel: SmplyAnita619. I’ll post the link as well…
Vlog #4: Decorating My Place for the Holidays – SmplyAnita619 << http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArhnAxr7gkg >>
It’s certainly a process…and the key, for me, to successful holiday decorating is making sure I take it down and store it away in a nice, neat, organized fashion…That way I’m not looking in 20 boxes for the 1 snowman I couldn’t find to finish a display. 🙂 Who am I kidding, it’s not about the snowman anyway… It’s ALL about the tree!
I just love breaking out the Village every year. It reminds me of one of my favorite Aunts growing up. She had a gorgeous display all over her living and dining room every year from Thanksgiving to the new year. She gave me my first “house” and it’s been growing ever since.
I bought 3 angels a few years ago, with the hopes to find a total of 5. I held onto them for the entire season and couldn’t find anymore. I wanted to give one to each of my sisters as a gift. I ended up gifting 2 of them to my sisters and kept one for myself. This is the first year she’s made it into my holiday decor…what do you think?
Well, I guess that about sums it up for me…Here are a few more of the finished product. What are your favorite parts about decorating for the holidays?
From me & mine, I want to wish you and yours a very, Merry Christmas!
This piece of furniture would be ideal for a space directly under a staircase. I am a fan of lakeside and their products. Please note I’m not endorsing, I’m simply speaking from personal purchases. (Source below)
If you’re in need of storage and unsure of where to begin to put something – look for “dead spaces” in your home. Whether that’s under a staircase, on the side of your closet, etc. and remember to look UP. Sometimes my favorite storage solution involves stacking things (safely, of course).
I prefer storage solutions that serve double duty. While the bookcase / shelf above allows for storage and displaying of books, CDs, etc. it also serves as a beautiful place to showcase photos, art, pottery or small plants.
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