Sunday, December 13, 2009

Decorate Much?

No, not really! In the 11 years I've been married I have not ever really decorated the houses we've lived in. I've always liked clothes & crafts, but I never got the house gussied up. Man, I've had house envy of all my friends & family. I just wasn't ready to do it. I was too busy working. I was too busy working & pregnant. I was too busy with postpartum depression. We only lived there for 8 months, twice ... Yea, I could go on, but the time is right this time.

For Christmas, I've put out various handmade decor I've received from a past swaps & some of my own goodies. Look at this awesome garland I received from a recent swap! Thank you Jackie & Target - oh how I miss Target. This little swag is staying up year round.

I got inspired by2 friends, hi Jo & Jackie! Jackie is always decorating & has a great sense of style. She's helping someone else prep for a Christmas party. There will be pictures to follow!

I went to Jo's house & stole this lovely idea from her. Mine is on a much smaller scale but yea, I did it!

Our Christmas tree is even themed this year. It's hard to replicate my mom's Christmas decor when she's known as Filipino Martha Stewart. So this year is the first year to just put up my decorations & enjoy. I can list & plan all my ideas of grandeur for next year & start all my projects in February!


Holly Loves Art said...

What a cute post! I didn't decorate too much this year. I put up my little 3 foot tree and made it pretty and displayed extra candles and pretty vintage glass balls... but that is about all.

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and I'd be thrilled to make any custom piece you want.

Happy holidays!


Jackie said...

Oh yay! I'm so glad you like it. I was nervous, but it reminded me of all your fancies! OH! I'm so glad you like it!

Your home is lovely, not just your decorations, but everything else. You have GREAT style!

I recognize that ornament in your header...LOVE IT!

Merry Christmas sweet friend!

Anonymous said...

Hello Nerissa,

Well, it's never too early to plan. Anyway, it'll be just bits and pieces :-)

I agree, the garland should stay all year round. Oh, and what is that bright pink one on the second picture? Stenciled? Looks really intricate.

You may say your house is not "fluffed" enough, but you know, I think it's ready cause you already have the Christmas tree! I always thought that even if I don't have lots of Christmas decor around the house as long as there is a tree LOL It's a staple already. :-)


Gabriela said...

Hello Nerissa,

I believe that less is best...

Your place looks so cozy...

~ Gabriela ~

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Well good for does it feel!

Stay Cozy, Carrie