Archive | November, 2009

Merry Christmas!

30 Nov

Our neighborhood will be hosting a holiday market and home tour next weekend, so I decided to get a jump on the holiday season and decorate early. My house isn’t on the tour, but I decorated my front stoop and put up my tree, since it can be seen from the street.

Oh, Christmas Tree! I decided to go old-fashioned but classic this year and decorated my circa 1960’s artificial tree ($20 from CL a few years ago) with vintage glass ornaments, white lights (only one minor shock), vintage gold garland (from my childhood!), and icicles. It’s sooooooo beautiful!

It looks a little lop-sided in the photos, but less so in person. Boh!

Drapes for winter

22 Nov

I have been making heavy drapes for all of my doors and windows over the past few years. It gets pretty cold here in the winter, and my doors are especially drafty. When I re-did the downstairs (stripey) hallway this summer, I got a remnant of a gorgeous teal fabric ($28), and yesterday I found some lavender silk that was remaindered ($18), and dug up some liner from my fabric archives and sewed up a nice heavy drape for the front door.

I found this fabulous burnt orange fabric on ebay, but ran out of lining fabric, so I need a trip to the sewing store to complete them. These are to keep the icy winds from blowing into the kitchen. Brrr!

Powder room by night

20 Nov

Here’s another pair of photos of my lovely powder room. At night.