Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Day 521: holiday decorating inspiration


Have you decorated for Christmas yet? It sure seems like many of you have. We have not. I pulled out a couple of boxes a few days ago to start taking inventory of what we have and what we'll be using.


Our moms have both been collecting ornaments for us for much of our lives, so we have a ton to choose from. I think we actually have more ornaments than my own mother does, and there is no way they'll all make it to one tree. Sheesh.

{ BTW, I have a slight obsession with hanging wreaths over mirrors. Is that weird? }


The ornament editing I can handle, but I'm hung up on the outside of the house. Fresh boxwood wreaths on each window would be ideal, but hello budget buster! Wes would have to return all of my Christmas gifts and give those to me instead (which frankly, is kind of tempting).


But our windows are kind of close together, so one on each might look a little crowded. Besides that, half the people on our street have already beat me to that idea.

Enter, Martha Stewart. This is my inspiration for our front door. I think I'll beef up some fresh garland with the cuttings from our Christmas tree (if we ever get around to buying one!), and I've already got the supplies for the moss wreath. The mums in my pair of urns are past their prime, and a little bit of evergreen would be nice by the door. Now if only we had those gorgeous transom windows ...

7 comments:

paula said...

i love a wreath over a mirror. i remember (pre kiddos) how lovely our decorating ways, now lets just say it's colorful.

SM said...

I just made a moss wreath! I love the look.

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LindsB said...

I love hanging wreaths over mirrors too! My boyfriend thought I was nuts at first, but hes starting to like it now.

megan said...

Love your inspiration! Wish we had a front entrance to decorate. I did put a red bow on the door for some holiday cheer.

No.35style said...

Love your inspiration picture!

Lauren said...

love the martha door!! I've got a slight obsession with moss- haha- it will be beautiful! :)