I've been my usual MIA self in the blog world, but I thought I'd pop in and post a few pics of my house. It's been hectic as usual, but I've managed to do a bit of decorating.
My white tree is back. This year I though, self, what color would you be the least likely to try. Purple. So, that's what I chose for the tree. Not sure it's a color I'd use on a regular basis but it was fun to try and I'm happy with how it turned out.
I had some other art on either side of my armoir that wasn't exactly holiday-friendly so I put a doily in a frame. I've always thought they were snowflake-ish. I realized after I put it up that it's off-center but I've decided to consider it charming imperfection rather than fix it at this point.
A few things I had and a couple of things I acquired recently like the owls. The alabaster owls on the right came from a little antique store in DE (under $10 for both).
I wanted a couple of throw pillows to go with the purple on the tree. Imagine my surprise when they arrived and fabric was unexpectedly pleathery. Since it's just for the holidays and I got a good deal, I decided to live with it.
Entry ... The girls have been pretty eager to put milk and cookies on that dish.
In the dining room ... This large doily (maybe around $7) came from another small shop in Delaware that I stumbled on over the summer. I hadn't used it until now and I really love it.
My life has been pretty busy between work, shuttling kids between schools, in addition to my own activities (bellydancing and training for a half-marathon currently) so decorating has shifted a bit to something that I squeeze in now rather than the main hobby it used to be. There are only so many hours in the day!
This week, I'll be wrapping a mountain of gifts and baking dozens of cookies but I wanted to take a minute to say ...
Happy Holidays to all!