Now that we live north of the wall, I wanted to have one of our rooms full of sparkling, snowy adornments – and our library is small enough that I could put up a few things and not compete with the red and plaid madness of the rest of the Christmas decorations.
I mean, when your boys look like this while waiting for the school bus
— aren’t they rocking those double layers? ha — then you have to bring some of that snowy loveliness inside. Just not literally. We have a shoe brush thing my husband built so if you have snow on your shoes please leave that snowy loveliness outside.
I bought the two glittery deer on the right last year, with the thought of adding some more this year.
The dignified fellow on the left is from Target, and all three of them spend their days keeping an eye on the neighborhood. Neighbors have left, new neighbors are moving in, they can tell you all about it. The center candleholder we’ve had for years, and I got the white wreath at JoAnn’s to hang opposite the outdoor wreath we have on that window.
I don’t style my bookshelves because we actually read the books we have, but I did have this spot with a huge yellow vase in it.
The vase got relocated and I stuffed some snowy greenery we had into a Target dollar spot galvanized vase. FYI, those things are NOT waterproof, so my awesome husband had to seal it for me so I could put flowers and not end up with an indoor lake. And then, of course, I went and stuck fake stuff in it for Christmas.
The beautiful houses on either side are part of a collection Steve has, he got them and the others he has from art festivals and renaissance faires, and they’re works of art. They fit perfectly in that spot so I didn’t move them, just added an old little lantern and a fleur-de-lis I found at WalMart, and a glittery little house from Michaels.
Finally, the spot where I can wait for the school bus in the afternoon – our youngest is only let out of the bus if one of us is waiting for him and these days I’m not waiting outside, so I can hang out with our Cherry girl and knit while I wait.
Although when I’m sitting there, it looks more like this
The JOY and NOEL signs are from World Market, our Sussex sign is by LulaRue and purchased at Roost. The blue throw, A.K.A. Everybody’s Favorite Blanket, is from ZGallerie, the white birdcage is Partylite and the delicious pear candle inside is from Rosy Rings. The monogram mug is Target and the coffee inside is made in my beloved Nespresso.
We’re having our second annual FriendsGivingMas this weekend so I’ll be sharing some pics next week – have a wonderful weekend!