We are having a blizzard today. The first one of the season. I have been anxiously awaiting it’s arrival.
I love blizzards.
Especially at Christmas.
Why? It means I can curl up on the sofa in front of the fire and knit for hours on end. It means I can loaf around and watch sappy Christmas movies on Netflix completely guilt free because I couldn’t go anywhere even if I wanted to.
Which, I don’t.
When the sappy movies are over, I can curl up with my cappuccino and read some even sappier Christmas mystery books, and maybe even take a nap.
My colors for this room are a sort of a kaleidoscope variety. So what if I have blue walls, a red sofa, mustard curtains and teal accessories?
I am only a little bit indecisive.
I just want all the colors, it’s far to hard to choose which ones to use.
The rustic spruce tree sits in a wine barrel borrowed from the garden and filled with logs to hold it in place.
The tree sports shades of silver, grey, blue, red, and teal. Plus the multicolored LED lights.
Kaleidoscope Christmas colors.
Part of the Christmas decor includes a promise I made to our son who visited Alaska last summer.
The deal was, that polar bears must be included.
Do you know how hard it is to find polar bear ornaments?
These little guys accompany a favorite Alaskan souvenir.
One bear is caught in a storm at the North Pole. He doesn’t seem to mind. I know how he feels.
The other side of the room features my seasonal card holder frame, click here for more details on this project. My girl friend made the beautiful Christmas quilt. Stockings are from Lands End, there’s a story behind them, I will share that another day as well.
The blue chairs are a favorite place to sit and knit. Just a little secret between you and me, they won’t be blue much longer.
Don’t tell my husband. He is color blind. He will never notice if they change. Honestly.
Keep the secret. They are soon to be part of a blog post in the near future. Okay?
My ugly blue chairs are balanced by the ugly Darth Vader fireplace and my cool Pottery Barn knock off lamp that I found for $6.00 at the Goodwill Store. Balance can be a good thing.
This is my office space. It is not decorated for the holidays. It is unorganized and not very pretty. I am hoping some super organizing blogger will come along and tell me exactly what to do with it. I wasn’t going to include it in this post, but sometimes a bit of reality is a good thing.
I have two more rooms to finish decorating, time is of the essence! I was supposed to finish it all today, but that blizzard just distracted me. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
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