|outside Christmas decor 2009|
So the goal for this year is to have a peaceful holiday decoration season. I am thinking the traditional window wreaths will work, but as always, I am not satisfied with just the plain ol' forrest green colored ones. How boring is it to have green wreaths with green bushes with green/mostly brown grass. Super boring! My goal is to search for bright and shiny wreaths to add some pizzazz to our house. I am not saying that I want 1970s tacky Christmas wreaths, but something along those lines will work. Of course, I don't want to spend a buttload for them either. We all know how much of a cheap gal I am and there's no sense is spending too much on decorations that are only out for a little over a month (if that).
Plus we are buying a taller Christmas tree for our living room! I am SUPER, DUPER excited about this! Don't worry about our first married 6 foot Christmas tree; we are still keeping it. I plan on putting it in the kitchen with all of the "usual" ornaments. Daniel says "we'll see" about putting it in there, but he will be the one to see once it is lit and decorated in front of the kitchen bay window.
The living room tree is going to be our "fancy" tree like the ones in rich people's houses. I have always wanted to live in a house with multiple trees (like my grandparents who have like 4+ trees!). The thing is growing up we barely had room for just one tree in our house. I still have great memories from childhood Christmases though so I wasn't missing out on much. Anyway, back to the new living room tree... My vision for this tree is simple: silver and gold (I love that song!). During the post-holiday season, Mamski went hog-wild buying up super cheap ornaments at the dollar store. And thanks to her we just might have enough for the tree! Of course, I still need garland, a tree topper, and various decor such as flowers and sticks to finish it off. That gives me an idea. I should collect sticks and spray paint them silver and gold! Maybe I can remember to do that in the fall.
Should be looking good at Christmas time though.
And another thought: how come when you decorate at Christmas it never feels like enough decorations, but when you pack it all back it, there are like 10 bins fill of stuff? My philosophy is that one house can never have too many Christmas decorations. Look out, Daniel! We are no where close to having too many decorations.