When the days darken, I start to obsess about lights. We spent the weekend beginning to decorate and I have decided that if I had only one decoration for the holiday it would be endless strings of lights.
Now that the eat in kitchen is almost done, we have hung our garlands, made our wreaths and everything seems warm with the glow of the holiday lights.
I’m completely pleased with the latest in holiday lights. I bought a couple packs of battery operated lights that are on tiny wires to try out this year. They are so much prettier on my wreath than the old versions with all their plastic coated cords don’t you think? And happily, I’ve found that LED technology is finally starting to evolve beyond the cold lifeless colors of earlier generations.
I am not sure I can have too many lights wrapped in a simple wreath frame to make this glowing light fixture.
Red beads and a pine and cypress garland frame the kitchen window (and it all looks so good against the new black!). I was determined to make the draping perfectly asymmetrical. Lately, I am preferring wonky things – for whatever reason, I just don’t want things too perfect.
Everything is hung with the super handy Command hooks – I’ve been using them to attach lights to walls for a few years now and I have yet to have damaged paint. Tomorrow we will sort out our tree and mantel and continue to hang more lights – I’m looking forward to it.
Tell me, if you had just one holiday decoration what would it be? Or maybe you have a great decorating tip to share? (I am still trying to hang things discretely from the ceiling in a way that is both attractive and damage-free) Lets talk holiday decor…
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