Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

enthusiasm and flair

For many years now, I have admired the enthusiasm and flair with which Kelley embraces Christmas.

Every room in her home is  elegantly decorated, even her bathroom has a tree.

This year, I have shamelessly copied one of her ideas, (although with much less flair), and I now have a tiny, tiny bathroom tree.

cute, yes?

Not only do I have a bathroom tree, I also have...

stars in the bedroom...(there's a couple of these up on the curtain rod too),

and a fruit bowl filled with tinsel and baubles.

I even got out my Christmas Elf that I have owned since I was about five,
we each had one of these, my sister's Elf played an accordion, my brother's Elf played a violin,

and I hung a row of Reindeer along the wall to greet people as they step inside.

aren't they cute? 

I have tinsel across the doorways too, but none around the lightshades yet.
I need the big ladder for that.





















17 comments:

  1. I love that little tree. The stars are great too and so is that bowl of baubles. Yay!! You're decorating. I just love the memories that a well loved ornament can bring.

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  2. Christmas elf is so happy to be off the shelf! How charming it all is.

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  3. Your little bathroom tree is perfect. I love it!

    I have my festivities contained to one area but I can see how spreading it out is good as well.

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  4. Hi River,

    I'm loving this. And the 'wee folks' who live in my garden have snuck in and had a look at your photos.

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  5. I like all your decorations, but like the row of reindeer the best. They're cheery little guys. (Nice to know I'm not the only one who decorates the bathroom!)

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  6. Last night I was woken up by a strange sound in my bedroom.

    "Is someone in our room?" I said, startled into wakefulness.

    No answer.

    A minute later - more rustling.

    I woke up my husband.

    He groaning indistinctly and went back to sleep.

    5 mins later a big crash.

    The Christmas tree... quietly awaiting erection in its box exploded onto the floor.

    Okay maybe not exploded.

    Fell out.

    Maybe a hint I should get decorating?

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  7. OMG I LOVE IT!

    Just you and me against the world River... a world bathroom tree less.

    xx

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  8. Delores; the tree has a switch on the bottom for a battery operated flashing light which changes colour.

    Joanne Noragon; Christmas Elf is very happy to finally be out of the suitcase. I think I may leave him there permanently.

    Sarah; I usually confine my decorating to the tree, but I like the way my home looks with more sparkle spread around.

    klahanie; I hope your wee folks enjoyed the sight.

    Susan Flett-Swiderski; the reindeer aren't as tough as I thought they were. I'm not sure what they are made of, but I dropped one and his leg broke off, on the inside they look like something baked. I stuck the leg back on with blu-tac. I have penguins and snowmen too, but haven't hung them as I'm all out of hooks.

    Cellobella; that tree is definitely sending a message. Get cracking with the ornaments, the rest of the world is way ahead of you.

    kelley@magnetoboldtoo; in years to come everyone will have a bathroom tree and we can proudly say we started that trend. Well, you did.

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  9. Noice! I have never put up Christmas decoration because we are never at home during X'mas but away at either parents' place....

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  10. How beautiful. I love your little bathroom tree, and the bedroom stars, and the bowl of baubles and and and... I am weakening. Perhaps this weekend.

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  11. Not one single Christmas decoration ruins the look of my house... simplicity, boredom, loneliness..

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  12. Everything you've done is fantastic...I must do something to make our home look like it is December with Christmas fast approaching. I don't have anything from my childhood in the way of decorations as were were never home at Christmas but I am sure I can do something. I really must. I am at least writing some cards to send which I guess is a step in the right direction. (I think)

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  13. drb; and that's a perfectly good reason.

    Elephant's Child; I think this weekend would be a great time, next weekend is almost too late.

    Tempo; if you decorate, people might visit, that takes care of boredom and loneliness, keep the decorations simple and you still have the simplicity.

    Mimsie; even if you string a little tinsel here and there, it will look like Christmas.

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  14. You've done really well ... A tree in the bathroom ...I like that and those cute little reindeers lined up in the hall ... now you've got me enthused.

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  15. Zounds!

    Rochester may
    Down thy chimney stray!

    -Rochester

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  16. Love the bathroom tree - after all, it's a place we all have to visit at some stage.... Z

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  17. Dianne; I'm happy to enthuse.

    Lord Rochester; Zounds indeed, I got a little carried away.

    Kath Lockett; even bathrooms deserve a little sparkle.

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