I’d love to say that I stopped updating this blog because of wonderful, glamorous life changes. Trips abroad. Whirlwind romance. Lottery winnings. But really, my hard drive crashed last fall and I forgot how to log in here. And then I seriously forgot that I had ever had a blog to begin with until a friend posted a Facebook status about how annoying blogs are when the authors write too much before they get to the recipes. So anyway, here I am. With a bunch of pictures of my Christmas decorations on the first of May. Because my mother would be very upset if there were no Christmas pictures on here.
So here’s my accessory room at Christmas time. Probably one of the less Christmassy rooms in my house, but there are still two trees. Or one. Does the dressmaker form tree count as a tree? I just don’t know!
Here’s my living room mantel. You can tell I took these pictures well after Christmas because of how many bulbs are out on that wreath.
Here’s my magical tree alcove:
I swear every year that I’m going to remember to put lights up in that alcove but then I just get way too busy with all the pre-Christmas party baking (which I didn’t blog about because I’m a fool who forgot how to update this blog).
Wow. This is one shitty picture of the Christmas tree I made out of lights for this one awkward little wall in my living room. But if you came to this blog looking for high-quality photography, you’re a fool. Anyway, it was made out of those lights that stay cool so I had hung Christmas cards on it. I just put up clear Command adhesive hooks in the shape I wanted. And I’ve been looking for a use for that giant star for years.
Here’s the top of one of my dining room cabinets. I’m a big fan of the “random crap display” and this is definitely one of them. I actually get a lot of questions about how I put together these displays and it’s incredibly hard to answer. Usually the answer is “find stuff you like and then throw it up there.”
One of my oldest tinsel trees (and a glimpse of the other dining room cabinet). At some point my father talked me into getting rid of the original rotating base, for which I will never forgive him. But I will say the newer rotating bases are definitely a lot lighter weight. Helpful when packing everything up and hauling it to the attic. At this point I think I only have this tree to piss off my mother. It’s so sad and crooked. But maybe I still love that about it?
Here’s another dining room tree. I loved these pink finial ornaments, but I felt so guilty for an entire year about them. I bought them from an old lady at a local gift fair (the Bizarre Bazaar) and when I got home I had paid for five ornaments but she had wrapped up fifteen of them. And I had no way to contact her about them! Luckily she was there the next year so I could pay her then. But seriously that was a long time to deal with that if you’re crazy like I am.
And here’s the top of that china cabinet. Because of the rounded top I don’t put as much on top of this guy as I do the other surfaces around the house. As it is this requires quite a bit of museum wax and Scotch tape to keep it from falling down! Because I’m classy like that.
Moving on to the office, it looks like I didn’t take any pictures of my main tree in there? How strange. Maybe I had already taken it down when I took pictures? Anyway, big white tree with hot pink, purple, orange, and turquoise decorations. And disco balls. Here’s another tree in there. Clearly I need to learn to use my camera, so I shall translate this terrible picture for you: it’s a pink tree with white lights and about a hundred glass icicles.
Here’s the tree on the piano. I love this little guy. And looking at the amount of light on the right of this picture, I have to believe the big white tree was still there. So why didn’t I take a picture?!
It appears that I also didn’t take a picture of my ladder “tree” when it was finished. So imagine this with one of the tackiest light-up tree toppers you’ve ever seen at the top. God, I love this hideous thing.
Entering the guest room:
And another guest room tree:
I really love this Advent calendar hung over the bed. Clearly this picture was taken after Christmas as there are no candy canes in the stockings!
The guest bath certainly doesn’t get left out of the Christmas decor:
And the top of my CD/DVD cabinet. (This lighting. Just, yikes)
These little guys hang out next to the tv.
I’ve been decorating this silver glitter tree on the nightstand with cheap Walmart jewelry for years.
Every kid’s favorite part of my house is always the master bath tub tree:
So after going through my entire camera, somehow I managed to skip taking pictures of the entryway, the kitchen, and the main tree. Sadly, I cannot find evidence of the entryway or the kitchen, but here’s a picture someone posted on Facebook of my main tree. It’s from the wrong Christmas, but who wouldn’t want to see some of my dearest friends and their adorable children?