It’s the week of Christmas. How does this happened? Thanksgiving..,one blink…and it’s Christmas.
In November, I liked the idea that Thanksgiving was late this year.
In December, I’m playing catch-up because Thanksgiving was late this year.
But guess what? In 2018 Thanksgiving falls on the 22nd!
While it has been crazy this month, I have manage to take a bunch of pics that I’ve gathered together for a last bit of holiday inspiration to help you with your Christmas decor.
And if not this year? Pin for next year! 🙂
We all need a faux Bessie. Just so we can hang a wreath over her head.
I decorated a home this year (where I didn’t get one single picture…not even for Instagram!… because I worked non-stop all day and didn’t even think about it!) But they had a huge, used-to-be-alive antelope head over their mantle that I wrapped with a big fluffy garland – because I couldn’t get a wreath over his antlers. It was so cool! One of my favorite details of the day. I’d settle for a faux Bessie.
I snapped these pics of Irene’s new home during a window treatment installation.
Top on my list for January 2015 is a photo shoot of this gorgeous home including all our window treatment projects.
DECORATING A CORPORATE ENTRY
One holiday decorating job this year was to decorate the entry in the corporate offices, The Global Ministry Center, of the IPHC. Their decor was in shades of red, gold, silver and white.
Note the fact that the tree is 12′, the ladder is 6′ and I’m just over 5′.
When I began editing these pics, almost every single one was blurry. My legs reminded me I decorated this tree for days afterwards. Looking at my blurry pics, my whole body must have been shaking by the end of the day.
But I wanted to show you guys this one detail. In previous years, the GMC employees would stay after work one evening and decorated the tree as a group. So the credit for this idea goes to clever employee.
Notice the short lengths of gold beaded garland? Now, you may already know about this trick but it was new to me. This is just short lengths of your average beaded Christmas garland draped over the branches. I like the icicle look it recreates.
This is a clever way to use a fairly inexpensive item, which you may already have in your Christmas decorations, in a new way.
The garland draped along the banister is long and drippy (for lack of a better word), coated with ice-like glitters and accented with a series of gorgeous red bows.
Each bow was a collection of ribbon, glittered Poinsettia blooms, beaded sprays and a gold ornament. I wish I was this clever with ribbon. These were also made by an employee.
A MORE NATURAL APPROACH TO GLITTER…if that’s possible.
Glittered pine cones and a Tramp Art Twig Star.
I’d like to try a twig project one day and this seems like an easy option. So cute!
CHARLIE BROWN INSPIRED
I quickly snapped these pics last Christmas in my friend Cheryl’s entry.
Beribboned gold deer and a Charlie Brown tree…
and this cute little collection of colorful ornaments within a frame for the front door.
A PEEK FROM MY HOUSE
Even though I decorated my house before Thanksgiving, this is the extent of the pics I’ve managed to take.
These are the placecards my daughter Courtney made last year that now hang on my tree. See more of her Christmas decor here.
If all goes as planned, I’ll have more of our Christmas decor to share in the next day or so.
COURTESY OF MY MOM
I live in Oklahoma. My parents in North Carolina.
Since we don’t get to spend Christmas together this year my Mom sent these pics so we could see her home decorated for Christmas.
Now, you get to see her home!
She knows I wouldn’t be able to resist sharing them.
MY ALLTIME FAVORITE PICTURE of their house. This was gorgeous snow, And their home was the perfect backdrop to such a beautiful display that Christmas.
A FEW CHRISTMAS TOURS
To see more of my parents home (including the Grandchildren Mitten Garland on the fireplace) visit the post Christmas in the Carolinas.