Sunday, December 03, 2006

random chrissie decorating thoughts




  • If in doubt - group! A dozen santas scattered around the house will look pretty sparse but group the dozen in one place and they will look fabulous. I have santas and reindeer / moose in the rumpus room, snowmen in the kitchen, bears in the main bathroom, and so on.
  • don't just buy one! If I see cheap [ish] ornaments that I like, I will ALWAYS buy multiples ... odd numbers ... 3 or 5 usually. [ I have 11 of these little guys ] This is an extension of the first rule about grouping.
  • If your christmas resources are limited don't spread over the whole house. Just do one room to the max. This is another extension of rule #1.
  • Find a nice, cheery Christmas photo for your PCs desktop. This week I'm using this one of Oakley, the decorated cat:
  • While you're looking at Oakley, please notice the white salad bowl. Do you remember what I said yesterday about white china [ Okay I just checked. It was on Friday ] Anyway, normally the fruit bowl is a blue spatterware one but the plain white works better at Christmas. Repeat after me ... I don't need to go out and buy seasonal china.
  • If you need to put things away to make room for the Christmas display, store them for the duration in the same boxes that the decorations came out of. I have even taken this one step further: Once things are inside the big christmas tree box, I have been known to cover it with several metres of christmas plaid and sit part of the christmas bear collection on top ... saves having to move the box back out to the shed and gets the teds off the floor and further away from the animal population.

6 comments:

mehitabel said...

Wow--I'd agree that you are a tiny bit enthused about decorating for Xmas! And here I thought I had a lot of stuff... I haven't put up any decorations for the last 3 years but this year I might get out a few things. The Daughter-In-Residence wants to hang outside lights and that's a good place to start...

catsmum said...

okay I'm going to give you a couple of days grace and then I'm heading over to your Blog to check up on you :]

Anonymous said...

Oakley looks like he might be getting ready to call his attorney. I can't tell if it's over the whole bow thing or if he's done something he wasn't supposed to...

I could just look at your house all day, humming "Jingle Bells" all the while.

Sheila said...

And here I thought you were done decorating after yesterday! Where do you get the energy?
Thanks so much for the link to the booty pattern.

Quilting Diva said...

You're just missing the snow. I wish I could share ours... and the cold weather, it's -25C at 10.00AM.

catsmum said...

no sheila not quite finished yet... you still haven't seen my bedroom ... or the bathroom ... or the main tree ... or outside