December 16, 2011

Friday Find – December 16 {O Christmas Tree}

So I’ve put up the Christmas tree at our house.  We’ve had this artificial tree for several years now – like probably 10 – and it is beginning to show  it’s age.  I’d love to get a real tree but I’ve been vetoed.  Hubby objects for two reasons –
  1. they are a fire hazard (sighhh) and;
  2. they are messy (you’d think he was the one who vaccuums …).

Try as I might I cannot get him to relent … so an artificial tree it is (after almost 30 years of marriage I’ve learned which battles to pick).  When I bought this tree back in the day, the concept of pre-lit artificial trees was new (and expensive) so I improvised.  I wrapped each branch with lights and waaa-laaa a “pre-lit” Christmas Tree :).

Any-whooooo …. I’ve put this 10 year old self pre-list artificial tree up and … well … I’m not feeling it.  I don’t know what it is, but I just don’t get all warm inside looking at it.  Not in the least.  Maybe it’s time for a change … so I got to thinking about doing a non-traditional Christmas Tree next year and I went hunting for inspiration.  Here’s what I found on Pinterest:
Some crafty trees:
Source: via Donna on Pinterest
Some natural trees:
Source: via Donna on Pinterest

Source: via Donna on Pinterest

And some very creative trees:

Source: via Donna on Pinterest

Source: via Donna on Pinterest

Source: via Donna on Pinterest

Source: via Donna on Pinterest

These are such great inspiration for next year!  Which one do you prefer?  And if you have a non-traditional tree in your home, I’d love to hear about it!

Happy “Last Weekend Before Christmas” everyone!!!

December 2, 2011

Friday Find–December 2 {Finally!}

This week’s Friday Find is inspiration from Houzz for the new focal point in my dining room/living room – a red wall!

Breakfast Nook contemporary kitchen

This has it ALL – the entire colour palette I’m trying to achieve, right down to that gorgeous blue as an accent colour and those roman blinds, although I think I’ll do mine in fabric.  And even though I don’t have a bay window, I even plan a bench seat in the dining room.  FINALLY!!!

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