Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Decking the Unpainted Halls

So we have yet to paint the actual hallways but I needed to get in the spirit so it was time to pick out a Christmas tree. This year I found a tree farm where we could go and cut down our own tree. Since it will not be up a full month I could not justify spending close to $100 on a 10' frasier fir that may be diseased. This year we bought our first "Southern" Christmas Tree. It's a Leland Cyprus and its locally grown and cultivated for our tropical climate. I feel very eco friendly and the best part, we can plant it in the yard and hope it takes root! Then I don't have to take the lights off. It will be ready to plug in next year in the front yard. BOOM planning ahead!
Here is our lit and ornamented tree. It still needs a garland of some sort. It was fun to go through the ornaments we have collected since we met 3 years ago. I bought the C and the P at Pottery Barn last year as well as the "Merry Christmas" glitter banner. I LOVE a sparkly tree. 
I had a pinterest success last month. I saw this idea of printing a great design of a quote and frame it. So I printed my favorite quote from ELF and pulled out an extra 8x10 frame and POW, Christmas explosion.
I found these trees and church at Homegoods this year. We have 8 mantles and I wanted to decorate as many as possible. I have a ton of nutcrackers to fill lots of them and got creative with the other 3. The reindeer lanterns are old paint cans covered in burlap and stamped with reindeer, I bought them last year at a little boutique in South Carolina. Here are my mantles.
So thats it! Now we need to paint the hall.

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