The decking of the halls has begun and once again I'm suffering from a Christmas identity crisis. I'm torn between my two christmas selves - the clean, simple, modern, scandinavian, folky christmas and the glittery, vintage, bottle brush, shiny brite, powderpuff christmas. Tim has put in a request for more glitter and sparkle this year so I think that side may win out. Last year was lacking with our fabric garland, no ornaments and not enough lights on the tree so this year everything is getting a dusting of glitter. I went to Michaels yesterday and bought up all the sparkle, glitter and flocking I could find.
I've already started up with the glitter glue. I popped popcorn to string for the kitchen tree and then started bedazzled batches of it in glitter glue. I didn't get too far before I realized I wasn't really feeling it. It looks cool but I want to come up with something more fun for the kitchen tree garland.
I stocked up on these odd but extremely appealing glittery plastic stems.
and on the flip side (no glitter): another Michaels find... birch trees!
and a little more folky, the ski lift has been installed in the bedroom
now to hang streamers and balloons. a little bit of christmas then a little bit of birthday.
update on for sale stuff: ornaments and cards are up in the store, I was promising patchwork robots but I think I'll cut myself a break by taking those out of the picture. The patchwork set dolls and their quilts will be up for sale later this week.