I hope everyone had a great week and a good Thanksgiving! I’ve eaten way too much, that’s for sure. I think I finished decorating for Christmas this week…I never got any glass jars/hurricanes for luminaries, but I am mostly finished otherwise.
We painted the living/dining/entry area in August. It was so nice to replace that pink-beige/baby blue flat paint combo with a satin grey. We got this Threshold Criss Cross Fleece Rug at Target. I love the pretty grey and cream pattern and it’s really soft. I REALLY wanted the Moroccan Souk Rug from West Elm (or a similar style as you can get this style in many places right now), but it was definitely price prohibitive! The Target rug was $130. The West Elm rug of similar size is much flimsier and $500. NO THANKS! The Target rug sort of reminded me of that pattern and was a great price.
I got the live cedar/white pine garland from Lowe’s. It was $11 for 20 feet. I only needed two spools, so that was a pretty good price. I went last night and they had TONS of it left, and only a couple of the Fraser Fir garland left. That one was $5 for 15 feet, but I just dont think it is as pretty. Well, it is more traditional I guess, and I thought the cedar worked better with more modern decor. I don’t know why the fraser fir garland is so much more popular! I’m wondering how well the cedar/white pine will hold up through Christmas. I guess we’ll see!
We got the lack shelf at Ikea a few weeks ago. We don’t have a fireplace, so it’s as close as we’ll have to a fireplace mantel for awhile! We TRY to stay away from Ikea stuff, but I swear it’s so hard. Every time I want something, I see what I like at Crate and Barrel, West Elm, Target, etc., and nine times out of ten, there’s a very cheap same or similar option at Ikea. We looked at the same white shelves at those other stores for $50-100+, and then they have the same darn thing at ikea for $20. How can I say no to that? And just for fun, check out this cute doggie….a blue heeler by a blue tree 🙂