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Monday, December 23, 2013

Making Christmas, Making Christmas...

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Christmas!

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Marmalade, you do not match, GTFO. 


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The floral arrangement section at Joann's is a treasure trove of sparkly miscellania for present-topping. Just make sure you have wire-cutters.


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 Of course they get one. But they have to share. And neither of them will like it.


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 I know what you're thinking but it says "Curt". CURT.


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 I found this ornament in the back of a closet in our old house in Portland. The previous residents had left it, I guess. It is huge and over the top and the back has a glittery eagle. I love it.


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 Garlic bulb. GET IT?? 


We went with sort of a seafoamy-minty-green/white/silvery theme this year, and just reused last year's black tree to save money and time. (And when I say "we went with" I mean "I went with and Travis followed along dutifully by using the paper I provided for him.") While I do really like real trees, I can't say enough good things about not having to hang lights (the fake ones tend to come pre-lit. So nice.) Somehow I failed to get a picture of the lights over the window...or the super weird seafoam green gnome candle. D'aww. 


 And of course the deer-frame found a home by its new deer-friend:

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7 comments:

  1. Everything looks fab! Hilarious post, too. Merry Christmas one day late!

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  2. I am insanely jealous of you gift-wrapping skillz. My fiance wraps all the gifts (except his own) because he is much better at it and wrapping makes me want to throw things. So pretty!

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    1. Heh, we're the opposite- I wrap everything except the ones for me. I'm a sloppy paper-er, but you can hide a lot of sins with ribbon and glitter. (Also if you look close enough there is SO MUCH DOG HAIR taped in there...)

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  3. Oh! Where did you get that garlic bulb? My boyfriend is a grinch who loves garlic so maybe if I had a whole tree of garlic ornaments he'd be into tree decorating :)

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    1. We got it at Sur La Table- they should be on sale now since it's after Christmas! http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-185422/Garlic+Ornament

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  4. I have a garlic bulb on my tree and have had it for years. I love it enormously. I'd love to have a small tree in my kitchen one year with just the veggie/fruit ornaments. They're so beautiful. I am not even remotely a decorator, but your skills are inspiring! Happy, happy!

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