Christmas Decorations!!

I absolutely love decorating for Christmas. Each year we put up a fake tree with some non-traditional colors in our dining room and get a real tree with traditional Norwegian decorations in our living room.   I put up our fake tree on Black Friday.  It’s a small white tree with white lights.  I used to decorate it with blue and purple and white whimsical decorations such as crystal snowflakes,, cherubs, and glittery icicles.

Last year I decided it was time for a change and bought packages of bold jewel toned plastic balls. I found an gold roll of ribbon that goes great with the other colors.  To finish the tree I added a bow instead of a star at the top.

 I also hung up some of my gold wreaths over my mirror with some more gold ribbon.
I think simple decorations are the best.  I have collected a ton of glass vases from all of the weddings I’ve been too, and I like to put decorations into them that you wouldn’t expect, such as a string of lights, or ornaments.

I’ll be putting up the real tree in a few more weeks so I’ll post some pictures of my traditional Norwegian decorations soon!   

Glam Pumpkins

I saw these in Hoboken a few days ago – super cool!  I’ve already tossed my pumpkins and gourds for this season but I’m definitely going to pick up some spray paint next year!

The Ultimate Lawn Chair

This one needs to be added to my “Someday” files since my current backyard is all cement. Clearly not for the bug squeamish, but I think this could be so comfortable! I’ll definitely try to talk my parents into doing this at their place.  Find all the deets here.