12.05.2011

Chrismukkah decorating

In my house, we party nonstop from Halloween until Valentine's Day. (And soon the celebrating season will stretch even longer with our quickly approaching wedding in March!) For us, a huge chunk of the fun is divided between two December holidays: Hanukkah and Christmas. While we love having both traditions in our house, decorating takes a little thought. No blue/silver or red/green themes here. Instead, we go purple. And frankly, I think the icy color works through the winter, so we can take down the decorations whenever we feel like it, which works, cuz we are some laaazy people.

Despite our best intentions to sit around and do nothing this weekend, we managed to put up the tree and decorate a bit. Shockingly, all went well, despite having a new four-legged member of the family who felt the need to help redecorate the tree. (I imagine his inner monologue goes something like this: "No, that ornament doesn't go there, it belongs in my crate. And those lights are waaay too bright. Let me help by chewing the cord. Ah! Much better!")

Sawyer's help aside, we got the project done. Here's a little taste:


My favorite ornament. They were dramatically on sale last year. You know I bought three of them.

Also super lovely, also from last year after Christmas. Also, I bought three boxes of these.

A present from my sister. They came in a set of... three!

I think this one is gorgeous. Amazingly enough, I only have one,
 I also decorated the bookcase. I added some live garland, which I picked up at Whole Foods, and I spiced it up with pinecones, purple ornaments, and a ukelele for no real reason at all.


And I spiced up the entryway with some candles. I tried to vary the sizes and the holders as much as possible. It gives a really textured, sophisticated look that I like.



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