our little tiny home doesn’t have a ton of space for lots of christmas decorations. but this year i did more than years past.
- little fake christmas tree i’ve had since elementary school (my mother bought it for me to have in my bedroom)
- vintage straw dala horse and nativity book
- yet another dala horse and other mule figurines (thrifted and ikea)
- my handmade stockings and an african nativity scene inherited from my grandparents
- the advent calendar i made this year
- nativity scene from little sapling toys and ikea tree (originally a jewelry hanger) w vintage ornaments
not pictured are the amazing paper snowflakes jp and i cut up while watching HIMYM, which we taped on the windows and front door. next year i’ll be adding fake evergreen around the large picture frames on our walls and some DIY garland. and it will always smell like christmas.
our first 10 days of advent have been quite nice. there’s been lots of hot cocoa and little sweet treats and crafts done in front of favorite movies and television shows. the weather continues to be dreamy and so there have been long, drawn-out dates with the animals and lazy days lounging around the house in pajamas. today i am off to buy mistletoe to hang as an excuse to smooch my lover (of course, i don’t really need one but it’s oh so fun) but first i’m catching up on emails and letters and little projects while ramona snoozes and my christmas candles make my space smell devine.
cheers to you and yours!
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Hello, my dear internet cosmos! It’s MEL here from At D’s Suggestion. Emily invited me to come hang out with you today and I’m so excited to be here.
With the holidays right around the corner, I’ve got Santa on the brain. Let’s be honest–there’s nothing like the thrill of unwrapping. You know what I mean: hands shaking, heart racing, eyes bulging, sweat collecting on your forehead as you struggle to pry off the layers of packing tape that your overprotective relatives used to trap your treasure. Yes, I know, I got your Christmas morning scene down to a tee.
Anyway, the only thing better than the “war of the wrapping” is searching for that perfect little treasure to stuff into your bullet-proof packaging and send off to your favorite family and friends. Here’s what I’m buying this year:
- For my demure-yet-adventurous best friend: OLO Violet/Leather fragrance
- For my sweet sisters who are the best moms I know: Nora Kogan ring
- For the artistically-inclined newest addition to the family: Themis Mobile
- For my wily nephews: Dwell Studio badger
- For my coffee-adict uncle: Stumptown cold brew
- For my Mr. (a.k.a. the hippest doctor in town): General Knot & Co. wool necktie
For more gift ideas, visit my ever-expanding collection here.
dear readers, click through to at d’s suggestion to say hello to MEL, the only other lady i know who starts planning her christmas gifts as early as i do! you can also see a guest post of mine on her blog regarding top things to do in denver.
thanks, MEL! it was so fun sharing my space with you today.
and i’m quite happy about that.
image via huffington post.
a friend loaned us an amazing peacock halloween costume for ramona this year. the photos speak for themselves: she would have nothing to do with it. which is too bad bc we were both going to be peacocks, what with the peacock feather headbands i had DIY’d for the both of us for her pink and gold first birthday (which she also refused to wear).
so we improvised. i went to her wardrobe and picked out the silliest things she owns — a thrifted faux fur stole and a no-sew ribbon and tulle tutu i made. and whaddyaknow? she ended up being a mini edith (either one!) from grey gardens. i think she pulled off the old-crazy-lady look quite well. we wore these get-ups to this past weekend’s highland haunt in lohi denver.
tonight we think we’re trick-or-treating in congress park, a neighborhood i hear has the best candy output in denver. we only think we may go because ramona has been going to bed at 6:00 each night and who knows if she’ll stay awake and happy enough to make the rounds. fine by us. in that case we’ll sit at home and get around to carving our pumpkins and roasting pumpkin seeds.
what are you doing for halloween tonight?