I went a little modern crazy with Christmas this year.
Somehow, the turquoise blue and red obsession overtook me. I knew we were past snowball and well into avalanche when I found wrapping paper that matched the tree; the paper rocks.
And then, I crafted. Oh, did I craft!
I haven't put a wreath on the door in a very long time. I could never find a wreath I liked, something that didn't scream rustic and traditional. I'm sorry, traditional is fine for someone else's house, but not mine. I saw a yarn-wrapped wreath and decided that the idea might be just the ticket.
I glued some styrofoam pieces to a styro wreath and cut away the excess to form an offset oval interior. I think the only thing the wreath needs is a big satin bow at the top to balance the rest of the look. Maybe we should add some more with the bird. Maybe I should stop while I'm ahead.
Last year, I made stockings for the family. When I brought out the stockings my son said to me, "But there are only three stockings, who doesn't get one?" Point taken, little one, point taken. Even though it took me a month to work on the other stockings, I pulled this one together in just a couple hours on Christmas Eve (because it's not like I was doing anything else. Pffff.)
I think I really like it.
Design*Sponge had a modern Christmas craft that I noticed at the beginning of December. I loved the idea of a mobile hanging, especially over a table. I didn't do much to Christmas-up my kitchen, so I thought one big piece would do it. Additionally, you can see the mobile from the living room, so it helps the whole space flow. I love how the mobile turned out. I have to say, however, that even though the glass ornaments were hanging from the ceiling, there were several casualties.
I picked up the window lights from IKEA and they were the talk of the neighborhood. People loved them! My husband's circadian rhythms were completely knocked for a loop, so that was an unexpected bonus.
I just loved my tree this year. It has even more birds, ornaments, and lights than last year and I am OK with that. I am fabulous with that.
What's more mid-century than a Radio Flyer Red Wagon for Christmas?
Merry Christmas little one!