It is hard to believe that Christmas is so soon. Every year I feel like I don't get enought time to enjoy the season, to do Christmasy things. I wish there were two more months between October and Christmas. (I would gladly give up July and August.) This year my gift buying was almost done by Thanksgiving and I yet I still had a long list of things to do.
I decorated my place slowly the last couple of weeks. There are a couple of pictures here. I am hoping to take more before it all comes down. Every year around this time I start craving the days when I can put stuff away, when I will have the time to clean and declutter. I also really find myself drawn to white and silver. It is the color of the new year. Last year I made a New Years tree. I really liked it and I hope to do one this year, but I may just want to take it all down asap.
A New Years tree is my own invention. I take off all the ornaments and colored lights and put on only silver and white ornaments and little white lights. It looks so fresh and nice and it is a nice way to enjoy the tree a little longer without having all the red and green christmassy stuff around. (I got all my silver and white decorations 75% off after Christmas)
I have found myself leaning toward white things lately. Here are two neat things that I saw recently.
On the blog Happy Mundane, Jon took some old ornaments and spray painted them with a white metal primer. The result was really neat. They look like they could be poreclain:
Have you tried the new Etsy feature Pounce yet? Holy mackerel, is that addictive! You get to see all the things that have most recently sold. Through Pounce today I saw these neat vases. I am very drawn to them. They kind of look like the white painted brick in my apartment.
Hope your Christmas is shaping up nicely!