Keep in mind, more than 90% of what you see here is second hand (even split between thrift stores and thoughtful friends), the rest is from Garden Ridge (–If you have one in your area, you need to go. Serious. I had never heard of them two years ago, now I’m big time riding the Garden Ridge train. Toot toot!)
Here is a problem: I can’t find my rainbow serape to use as a tree skirt. That bastard walked out on me claiming I overused him or something, so I am relying on his brother, the blue one, as a sub. He’s fine but I’ll be damned if that sorry thing doesn’t need sequins (I‘m working on it).
And for another thing…
Here is tip: Put a chubby tree on a cheapo coffee table. Or, put any tree on a small table/dresser, for that matter. Or in a bucket. Just get it off the floor and into something. Not only will it make the tree taller and give it more presence, it will reduce the footprint of tree and take up less floor space (more visual floor space = more spacious room (or, at least a room that will not feel cramped by an enormous tree)). Without that $10 thrift store coffee table here, the tree would swallow up this whole room. With the table, the tree is in-your-face without messing up the utility of the space. Small investment – big difference. I’m a fan.
The Old Tomato wreath made her annual appearance followed by these little rag wreaths I made with scraps turned into bows. I’m a little crazy about them. I made one and thought it was so cute I made ten. Tutorial to follow. Maybe. Hard to say. I'[m not very accountable right now. Look, it’s Crackmas.There is chocolate to eat!
Oh man, there are very few things in life I love more than the sight of hot pink on evergreen. No idea why this combo isn’t more popular. These two were meant to be together.
…just like me and Benedict Cumberbatch. Ahem.
This concludes the living room tour. Later this week it’ll be the dining room and the flamingo tree. Yes, the flamingo tree! With reader contributions. Get excited.