xmas hutchPosted: December 11, 2010 | |
make your own merry christmas.
and make it cheap.
i decorated my hutch top again this year. did not set up the xmas ‘hood village as i did last year. like i said, this year i’m channeling nature, sort of. wood, pinecones, feathers, fresh boughs, rafia lights. i just used a bunch of (mostly) thrifted stuff you’ve already seen before, but when you throw in those boughs and lights, suddenly it becomes christmas-y.
way too cluttered or richly layered and interesting?
obviously layered and interesting.
i didn’t spend a dime.
if you’re thinking, “well, that’s obvious,” stop that right now.
owl candleholder. it’s pretty tacky looking, but serves my nature theme.
some red and green danish candlesticks, an original winter scene painting, and my brass squirrel bell.
there’s that mini quilt i finished earlier this year that was supposed to be last year’s decor, but i hadn’t finished it yet. turns out i still like it (i’ve been known to change my mind all too often,) and so it made the cut this year.
more nature. fresh pheasant feathers given to me by
a stalker a friend who hunts down innocent birds and kills them dead. somehow knowing these feathers were plucked from a pheasant whose brains were just blown out sucks some of the joy right out of the holiday decor.
how’s that for a nice happy christmas visual?
the pinocchio yo-yo makes a repeat appearance.
it looks cozy at night.
and the lighting does wonders for my complexion. or so i think.