Thursday, December 8, 2016

Dining Room Decor, part deux!

The other thing I'm keeping in my dining room (because it's easy and accessible) is my display of little putz houses.

These are houses (and a church) made of cardboard and painted in fun colors. Some of mine are vintage, while others are new.

(Why yes, that is a queen plate. The reason we sold our last house was because we had this queen plate, which apparently some realtors feel is a very good sign.)

Every year I tell myself that I will attempt to make my own putz houses, and they will be to scale, which the ones I've collected are not. I try to arrange them so that the smaller ones are in the back so that they look far away, but...

Anywho, I have a few in the corner cupboard (which I will tell the story of, someday) and on the very cool old tea table (which also has a story, both of which involve DL and his quest to take over the furniture world, sort of) and they look really nice there.

I like to throw in as many bottle brush trees as I can, because they are so 1955. I'll bet Agatha Christie had bottle brush trees at Greenway.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dining room Christmas decor, part 1

When I talked about decorating for Christmas this year, I said I was going to limit the decor to the living room and dining room. With folks coming and going the week of Christmas (and kid #2 leaving to go back on Christmas Day), I wanted to keep it very simple.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Quick and dirty mantel

One of the cool things I get to do as a business owner is shop for stuff wholesale.  For Christmas, I bought lanterns--lots and lots of lanterns.

Monday, November 28, 2016

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