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.
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.
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!
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:
The 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!