I've said before, Christmas aside, I'm not much for holiday decor. I've never really had to the urge to go all out each time the calendar shows a red number. However, now I have a mantle and I feel compelled to decorate it for the seasons.
Well, that and I am totally procrastinating from sorting through boxes from our move (::cough::nearlyayearago:::cough::) for things to keep as permanent decor on the mantle.
First off, can we talk about our new mirror? Doncha love it? I do. It's the HEMNES from IKEA and for $45 it was a no-brainer. I was literally obsessed with it for days until I finally pulled the trigger and bought it. It makes me happy.
Random note: how do you pronounce HEMNES? In my mind I am totally thinking Hermes, but that might be so I can feel like I bought something really fancy, and not a budget-friendly Swedish knock-off.
Anyway, I made bunting out of card stock and printed letters from Martha Stewart. This is my go-to source for letters; I've used it so many other times. You can also see them here.
|pay no attention to the blogger in the mirror...|
I printed out one of my all-time favorite quotes and framed it (a la last year)
Instead of the
I needed more red, so my lazy ass threw tissue paper in a vase and an apothecary jar. Boom. Decorated.
I finished it off with a couple "lovey" books and a thrift store bird I painted white.
The front door is now sporting one of those yarn and felt wreaths that are oh-so hot in the blogosphere right now. DIY'ed of course.
and the money shot (yup, I just called felt rosettes a 'money shot')...
[edit: "Anonymous" asked where I got the pink felt (and didn't leave an e-mail to contact them with! ;) but I got it at Joann Fabrics. The white I have had for years, and I believe I might have gotten it from Walmart. They grey yarn is from Michael's.]
Hunter wanted to send some love out to a special lady in blogland...
Quinn Evie, will you be my Blog-Valentine?
Have a lovely day!
Always & Forever,