My 2011 Holiday Decor Tour

I’ve had most of my Holiday Decor up since the day after Thanksgiving.  BUT, I waited to take photographs of my Holiday decor until my house was clean. I’ve had no time to organize/clean/etc. But I’ve been working on it for the past few days.  I also made a frantic call to the woman who cleans my house. I haven’t had my house professionally cleaned in about three months, and you could tell. I waved the white flag and made the phone call. So this morning, my house was cleaned, and I have inner peace now. Yep, I’m a spoiled brat. But my husband and I both work full-time, and we Angry Kid, we have no time lately to clean, etc.

So after I finished indulging in the smell of bleach, I broke out my camera and started snapping away. My husband gave me one of my Christmas gifts a few days early, and I was so happy to use my brand new tripod for taking pictures today.  Angry Husband has seen my frustrated lately, when I’ve attempted to take photographs without a tripod. He bought me a very fancy Sunpak Pro Carbon Fiber tripod. I used it today to take about a billion photographs of our Christmas Tree. I’ve never been so excited about a tripod before, hahaha. But now, here is my little tour of my indoor Holiday decor.

Christmas Tree 2011

Our Christmas Tree, faux, of course. I am allergic to the real stuff. My husband doubted me one year. He learned his lesson that year. Angry Husband made the “Mickey” tree topper the other day. It is one large plastic Christmas ornament ball with two smaller balls. The smaller balls are glued onto the bigger ball. I’m pretty sure that Angry Husband cut some holes in the larger ball. There is a dowel attached to the opening on the top (actually bottom) of the larger ball. The tree top is then wrapped around the dowel.

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The “Peace” and “Joy” signs are made by Julie of Joy’s Hope. I bought them from her at a craft fair. The signs are kinda hidden behind the tree. We usually put our tree in a different spot, but Angry Husband moved around some furniture this year and put the tree in the corner of our family room.
Holiday Card Display 2011

My primary Holiday Card display. We received an overabundance of cards this year, and I had to make a second display. I have metal chain hanging up, and the cards are affixed to the chain with the glitter clothespins that I made myself. I love seeing all of the beautiful family photos, and fun ideas that my friends and family have used for their cards.

I had to make a second card display earlier this week. We have a metal fixture hanging on the wall in our dining room area. I had a ball of twine in my hand. Angry Husband had the idea to string the twine on the metal fixture. I then used plain clothespins to hang the extra cards. Our dining room has some awful lighting, so the pictures are not very good.

Holiday Card Display
Holiday Decor 2011
I hung ornaments from our dining room light fixture. You can’t see the fixture in this photograph but here are the ornaments. They are hanging from fishing line. I was looking at the photos and saw my reflection in every one of the ornaments. I should have known that the ornaments were going to be like little mirrors, but what a surprise while editing.

Dining Room Mirror

I made my own bunting with my new sewing machine, and hung it on the dining room mirror (cellphone picture), and the doorway over our home office. I’m glad that I bought the fabric in October, because Christmas fabric sells out fast.

Holiday Decor 2011
Holiday Decor 2011
On the console table in our family room is framed photos of Angry Kid and his friend, Stella, taken at Disneyland in 2009. The trees and wide snowman are from Pier 1 Imports. The larger snowman was made by Angry Kid at his school party last week. It is made with a sock. So cute!

And one last photo…I took this tonight with my iPhone. About 10 minutes before this post went live…

Holiday Decor 2011
Happy Holidays!

10 comments
Carla
Carla

How beautiful. I love Mickey! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Carla

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

I love it all, especially the Mickey topper!

Redneck Mommy
Redneck Mommy

Everything looks so lovely. I love your tree. Merry Christmas Julie to you and yours!

Shari
Shari

Even your husband is crafty! Give him a high five from me! It looks great Julie. I really love your bunting! (that sounds like, I really like your butt). lol. Great job. Enjoy the holidays.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Thanks!!! I had to find the perfect size balls for the topper...LOL Lots of ball shopping.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

I hope you had a great Christmas Tanis!! I hope to see you sometime in the next year!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

I know what you meant about the bunting, but I totally laughed. Happy New Year to you!