Monday, December 7, 2009

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas....

The house is not ready to be moved into yet, but I was feeling the Christmas spirit and did a little decorating!  As you may recall, there was a HUGE old mirror that was glued and screwed into the wall.  My hubby and sweet dad took it down for me, then I got to work.

There were some areas that needed to be repaired before the Mythic paint could go up.  All in all, I was pleasantly surprised.  The glue had been put on so long ago, it really had not hold and did not greatly harm the wall.  I then put up a good coat of primer then paint.  While the paint was drying I made a couple of stockings from some scraps.  I really love the rusticy look to these little guys. I put a little red bell on D's and a tiny glittery pinecone on mine!  I was so pleased with how this tured out-Just the look I was going for!

I just love the way the tree lights show up in the mirror on the mantle! I promised myself I would not buy ANY christmas decor this year and I think I did really well-I used all of our old stuff that had been stored away!
My hot hubby and I celebrated 6 years this weekend.  We had a great Winter wedding and tall beautiful trees decorated in all white and silver at the home of the recption.  Some of my favs are a tad too heavy for our tree, so I placed them in a little hammered metal bucket next to the fireplace.  Love this!

We are not living in the new/old house yet, but I have been taking a mug of hot cocoa over and studying for finals this week. Umm...yummy!  The progress may slow down a bit until we both get this semester behind us!


Destination Seaborn said...

Congrats on your anniversary! Your decorations look great...I love your stockings. I'm a new blogger too! Hubby and I are fixing up our 1940's house. Please stop by! ~Lisa

The Hills said...

Love the sweet decorations! And, Happy Anniversary! Hope to see you guys soon. Have a Merry Christmas!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Happy Anniversary! The house looks so warm and inviting decorated for the holidays. I love the idea of the ornaments in the bucket my the fire. What a perfect place to curl up and study. Best of luck on your finals. said...

Everything looks so pretty, love the stockings, and your fireplace!
Happy Anniversary!

Holly said...

Happy anniversary! Your stockings are very cute...I love that you just did them with what you have! Your place looks great!

Holly @ 504 Main