A Very Merry Makeshift Christmas

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As I get to know more and more about blogging, I have come to realize how important Holiday Decor is to everyone who celebrates. I have seen so many beautiful photos of tables set to perfection; themes, colors schemes and lovingly created centerpieces. The wreaths that adorn front doors are more proof of the careful planning that is done. The mantle is a great focal point, again with a theme, select items grouped together and lots of candles for added sparkle. But the real masterpiece is THE TREE!!!  Sometimes several placed  in different rooms.  Don’t get me wrong…I, myself have done the same thing. Every year we would host a big party and pull out all the stops. My front railing alone was a full day’s project! But this year was very different. Because we are building a new home, my current house probably could be filmed for an episode of “Hoarders”. Being a designer, I start my planning process very early in the building stage and that means buying everything I know I want to include because I never want to hear that something is discontinued. So, thus the dilemma……Where do we put the tree????

HERE?

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HOW ABOUT HERE?

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UM…HERE?

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WHAT ABOUT HERE?100_9009

NO, NOT HERE…

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OH MY!

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WHAT TO DO???

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GOT IT!!!

The front hall!….The only other room downstairs that to date has nothing stored in it. (yet!).  My husband picked it up Christmas Eve, we put some plastic balls on it and we opened our gifts the next morning sitting on the stairs. It was very bittersweet and humble, but next year I hope to have two things…More decorations and a better camera!!!

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One thought on “A Very Merry Makeshift Christmas

  1. Hi Sue – thanks so much for emailing me and inviting me to your blog. I just had to write back to you. I don’t know if you found my old blog (on blogger – Studio of Decorative Arts…or my new one on WordPress.org – The Colorful Bee…www.thecolorfulbee.com). But – so glad to get to know you.

    Let’s follow each other – and give support to one another. I am still fairly new to blogging myself. I have been doing it since 2009 (I think I did 2 posts that year!) – but only in the last 6 months or so have I become more consistent…but still not consistent enough. And that’s key!

    I can give you some tips that may help you…i.e some classes that I took that helped…some camera and photography tips (though I am still learning). Anything I’ve learned through trial and error – I can pass along to you.

    In the future, I would like to do a link party (have you heard of those?). I don’t think many designers do them – mostly DIYer type bloggers. But they help you get your subscribers up – and more traffic.And when you link up a blogpost on an existing link party…you will get more people to your blog.

    Where are you located? I am on Long Island.

    Let’s keep in touch, OK?

    Linda
    http://www.thecolorfulbee.com

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