I’ve gone Christmas Crazy…

So I’ve been single for the last couple of years and I’ve never had a Christmas tree since I moved out of my parents house.  There was never any point in having one because I always went to my parents the night before Christmas and stayed over.

This year is different.  Even the cats are into the spirit.

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Seeing as my bf and I live together now I guess we’ll be having our own Christmas at our house.  So I’ve done some decorating. I went out and bought a tree, a wreath, some decorations, and some garland.  Doesn’t sound like much when I type it all out, but boy does our house look nice.

First off the tree:  I had a white tree when I was a kid. I have been obsessed with them ever since.

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So when I saw white pre-lit trees on sale at Rona I had to go buy one right away!!  I was elated.  We got home and I immediately set it up and plugged it in.  It was beautiful!  A few days later my mom was at Canadian Tire and saw ornaments on sale for ridiculous prices!  She bought up what she could and voila!  We have a white tree with blue and silver ornaments!

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Once that was done you think I’d be happy.   I wasn’t.  I needed more, more Christmas!

I had gotten this white mantel on Kijiji a few weeks ago for $20.  My boyfriend must have thought I was nuts because no, we do not have a fireplace, nor do we have any plans to get a fireplace.  But I wanted it as a decorative element in our kitchen.  We spent a few days getting it secured to the wall.  Not an easy task because the wall is concrete = no nails!  I went to homesense yesterday (my favorite store EVER) and bought some decorative christmas stuff and came up with this:

ImageThe picture is a little blurry, but I think you get the general effect.  The reindeer and tree are metal with sparkly gold details and the garland is antique Christmas ornaments strung together with rope.  The colored balls I got at pier 1 for a dollar each.  It turned out lovely, I think.  I can’t stop looking at it every time I go in the kitchen and I can’t wait to hang our stockings there as well!!

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas spamming!

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