deck the halls


Yes the halls are decked, as much as they are going to be this year. I haven't quite figured out Christmas in the condo yet. The above tree is pretty but I am oh so tired of it. It's the colors. I do have a lime/black/gray/cream rug out too. I really, really really want a silver tree for next year. So I need to start looking now. People have suggested I look at Penneys and Target. I'd like something pre lit too. I think I'd like to do a white and silver Christmas for a few years.

Why I can see a white and silver Christmas is that I got 2 more sets of these IKEA lights so this year we could do all 4 glass panels and they do look wonderful. I like them so much that they stay up to almost the very end of Winter. They are especially cheery on a cold, gray Winter day.

The big burning bush by our front door is trimmed again this year. I start with lots and lots of this plastic ornaments from IKEA and then layer all the mismatched Christmas lights. It has a fun eclectic look. And yes that stays up and lit until I am embarrassed by how late in the year it is. It is just such a nice spot of color by the front door. Seems like good feng shui.