…or in my case deck the nook, etc. I can’t really ‘deck the halls’ because I don’t have a hall to deck. But I definitely find places to deck out for the holidays! I love Christmas decor. Each year I pull it all out and use it in different spots and different ways. I always buy something new too it seems. I just can’t help myself. Remember the stuff I bought this year? I was so glad I bought it when it came time to ‘deck the halls’. Or rather the nook, and the piano, and the industrial cart, and the living room shelf, and the end table, and the kitchen, and… let me show you!
In this post I will show you my dining room nook. Go here to see how it looked before. This year my glittered deer took center stage here. He feels right at home surrounded by a forest of trees that are all bejeweled and glittery. The vintage ornaments add even more glam and glitz and Mr. Deer is just prancing with delight.
He also loves that he is standing on a mirror so it looks like even more trees and glitter than ever.
Do you love the cream-colored vintage bottle brush trees as much as I do? And the gorgeous golden tiny trees inside the cloche with Mr. Deer? Well, I have a secret to share with you! These lovely trees are not vintage and didn’t carry the expensive price tag the vintage ones do! Care to hear more?
Now lest you are beginning to think I am a genius, let me reassure you I am NO such thing. I did NOT come up with this technique on my own, I simply read about it on a blog and had an ‘ah-ha’ moment! I had some green and green/blue trees that I wasn’t so fond of anymore. In fact, when I had my ah-ha moment I was a little worried that I had already gotten rid of the trees! But I hadn’t and I promptly put them in bleach water and let that green melt away. (as soon as I remember the friend’s blog where I first read about this I want to link to her.) UPDATE: I knew it was Becky over at Timewashed! I finally dug far enough to find her post so I could link to her! Thanks Becky, so much for the tip on bleaching trees! I now want to buy a big bag of them to bleach next year!
I just love how beautiful they all turned out and I will be buying more of those green/blue trees to turn into lovely cream-colored trees!
The glittered bird-cage was found at Wal-Mart this year. I like the oversized look it has here with the trees and deer. Gives it a bit of whimsy.
More decor posts to come soon What do you think of my nook vignette??
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