Posts tagged ‘decorating’

December 13, 2010

Decking the Halls, a Little at a Time

by Cait

Does anyone else decorate in waves?  While we don’t usually do a holiday decor-a-thon anyway, but this year we are slow to get out holiday mojo going, so we decorated a little at a time.

We started with the wreath on the front door, and after a little while of coming home to see that cheery sight we moved on the the mantle, which is really just an expanded version of what I did for fall (and failed to take a picture of) with more mercury glass.

We bought some outside lights on sale and put those up next, and then we moved on to a small project my parents and I have been doing for years.


We used to use Gold Seal Glass Wax, but since it was discontinued and you can only get that on Vermont Country Store’s website now, we used Gel-Gloss from a local hardware store and our own set of stencils my mom got from Amazon.

What about you guys?  Anyone slow to deck the halls this year?  And did anyone else use glass wax for holiday stencils?

September 22, 2010

Is It Too Early for a Christmas Wish List?

by Cait

While I am well aware that this is Florida and it hasn’t snowed here in forever, may I please decorate my house with these fabulous oversized mercury ornaments from Pottery Barn this year?


From Pottery Barn

And while we are on the subject of Christmas, my BFF Santa and his elves are magical, so I’m sure he’ll have no trouble finding one of these chairs.  I’ll take one for my guest room, please.  I hear shell chairs like to hang out on the street in Manhattan, Santa, so you never know.

(Slightly less than stellar pic) From eBay

And some of these Candelas that the evil wonderful Pottery Barn Outdoor Spaces book made me lust after would look lovely around our future pool.

From Amazon

If Santa if feeling especially generous he can get me this rug that I have been lusting after.  There are twelve of them at the Ikea closest to us, so Rudolph wouldn’t even have to carry it that far, I swear!  I’d have bought it for myself but I am much too busy with tailgating and football working dilegently on the guestroom to drive two hours to Ikea.  This is tragic, people!  There are tears!  (Ok, there aren’t tears, but there could be if it makes a more convincing case!)  You can ask Robert how many times I have rug-stalked this on Ikea’s website just to make sure it is still in stock.

From Ikea

And Santa, if you still need ideas you can find more of my wish list here.

 *This post is in no way suggesting what my sweet husband should buy me for Christmas, I swear.  Really.*