I like to switch things up when it comes to holiday decor. Of course, the traditional ornaments are worked in along with past decorations but I like to challenge myself. This year, my inspiration came from a set of Wedgwood plates that I scored for $5 at a yard sale last year.
After starting on my quest to create a French blue Christmas, I was quickly reminded of the wide variety of shades of blue. Seriously! There are so many. After searching through a few Joann’s (SC + IL) and the usual craft stores for table runner fabric, I settled on a rose gold and blue brocade. The perfect shade of French blue velour eluded me so I decided to go in a different direction entirely.
I tried covering the entire table but that was a bit too much for “someone” so we changed it back to a table runner. He is a pretty good sport overall though. Marriage is about give and take as they say.
The goal was to use as much of my past ornaments as possible and supplement with a few new items. Like my mother, I save everything which comes in handy as long as you can remember where you put it.
I decided to DIY some gold leafed covered glass ornaments. That experience is documented elsewhere on the blog. They turned out really nice and I am contemplating doing a few more.
DIY: Glass Ornaments
We felt a little pressured at the Christmas tree picking place. The helper was so nice and we kept rejecting every tree he showed us. We bit the bullet and got a less than perfect tree (like we had last year). Make it work as Tim Gunn says! A slender tree works better in a tiny house anyway.
After salvaging some netting that I fortuitously saved from my Grandma’s 80th birthday decorations and bringing all the decorations in from the garage, we (mostly me) got to work. It took a couple of hours of hemming and hawing and rearranging but it is finished (for now).
The Finished Product
Check out the pics below!