Friday, November 25, 2022

Plaid Lampshades And A Thrifted Santa

Hi, Friends,
How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was lovely.
We had a nice quiet day with two of our children. 

I've been working on some Christmas projects. I usually start decorating before Christmas. I think it harkens to my days as a teacher because I wanted to get it all done during Thanksgiving break. 
When I waited until the day after Thanksgiving, I was exhausted by the time the break was over. We'd head into to December festivities and then I'd fight exhaustion all month long. So, as soon as Halloween is over, I begin a some projects. 

This summer I found this wonderful Santa at my second favorite thrift store. He was only $25.00. 
He's about 2.5 feet tall. 

He needed a refresh and some lights. 

I rewrapped his presents with better plaid and stuffed his bag with some updated greens and a cute gingerbread man. 

I decorated the dining room in traditional plaid with Old World ornaments on the tree. 
I didn't use these last year because of the new kitty. 

She's pretty chill so they get to be out again. 

I thought lampshades to match this scheme would be fun for the chandelier. 
I found a set of them in a dusty antique shop in East Texas.

This is pretty easy to do and they look so pretty with the light coming through. 

Except for the tree, I got this all styled, took some photos and then packed it up for when the kids came over. 
I'll have fun putting it all back out. 

I spent two days looking for a little mouse ornament. 
I finally spied his foot poking out behind a little bowl of apples on my spice cabinet.
That wasn't frustrating at all. Ha! 

I've accidentally thrown away Christmas decor in wrapping paper. 
My son sent him to me so I would have been sad to have lost him. 
The kitchen is going to have a few darling mice peeping about this year. 

I also lost a brass reindeer. I used him in the table setting below in 2020. 

Christmas was depressing that year.
 I packed it all away before Christmas day so there is not telling what I did with it. 
I have the other brass deer. I have the angel and all the other elements on the table. I've searched through all my decor and purged in the process. I finally broke down and bought a new set off of eBay. If it turns up. I'll take to East Texas to join the other one. 
I have a new plan for my Christmas decor that I'll share with you soon. 

That is all for now. 
Have fun decorating for the season ahead. 

1 comment :

  1. Katie, your chandelier is absolutely gorgeous with the red plaid shades. I love all your Tartan touches and the beautiful Santa and little mouse. Glad to hear that kitty is behaving so you can enjoy your Christmas decor. I was safe unless it fell to the floor, then they were all over it. I'd love you to show your mirror decor with the plaid ribbon. It's beautiful. Happy weekend!