Christmas Chez Moi

I guess I'm a little late on this one but I wanted to show off my Christmas decor.


A 7.5 foot tree that’s also really big around might be overkill in my tiny living room, but it feels a little magical to me. I LOVE the white tree. Everything just sparkles and the tree itself seems to put off light.


I made some of these origami paper balloons and popped them onto a string of mini lights. They are super easy to make (thanks Alicia for yet another idea). I just used the 12x12 scrapbook paper from Michaels, because that’s what I spotted first, but I’d love to seek out some actual origami paper, something with more festive designs, and maybe leave them up year round!


I already had the idea to put strings of lights in tall glass vessels, but when I saw these Tord Boontje hurricane candle holders at Target, and knew I’d found them. He’s one of my favorite designers and I was so excited when I found out he’d be doing all Target’s holiday packaging. I wanted one of his paper garlands but they are sold out everywhere. I got a couple lovely candy dishes though. Isn’t that ribbon candy just gorgeous? Once I got the lights in the glass vessel I knew they needed something else. Those ornaments make it look perfect. I LOVE these pieces.

Here’s my little garland to hold all the lovely cards I’ve received this year. I just grabbed a bag of assorted white pom poms and strung them together with a needle and thread. Easy!


A little lovin' for the top of the microwave too. Festive! 



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Bjorkfansoph on Jan 08, 2007:

Thanks for the post, I love all your ideas.

frangrit on Jan 05, 2007:

The card garland is great! And I know I've seen (and loved) your letters-and-numbers kitchen backsplash somewhere before...

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