Thanksgiving is over, and that means it's officially legal to decorate for Christmas!
TIS THE FREAK'N SEASON BABY!
Also, it's been like THREE MONTHS since I've blogged about anything...and well...it's about time. After the completion of our backyard, we've been taking things pretty easy. A lil something fun though...big shout out to Apartment Therapy for featuring us as a Before and After!!!! I'm a HUGE fan of that site, so seeing my own home as I scroll up it's pages feels AWESOME! You can read the whole article here.
But back to decking those halls! This year's theme? Mystical Christmas Mermaid.
Glitter? Pink? Sparkles? Mermaid!
I've always had a fascination with those oriental looking ginger jars. I love the contrast of blue and white, so every time I spot one at the thrift store or antique mall I scoop it up. While normally my little collection sits on top of the stairs, when that space is needed for the Penguin Tree (we have lots of Christmas themes in this house), they get pushed to the side.
So imagine my delight when I FINALLY figured out a way to incorporate them into the decorations. It was time to switch things up anyhow.
Eric's response to my creation?
"So. How exactly does this say mermaid?"
The nontraditional colors of pink, green, and blue are really bringing me some happy vibes. I was given two GIANT tubs of these ornaments a few years back, and decided to bring them out again for funzies. I snagged the gold sequin table cloth from a friend who was selling her wedding decorations. It's huge, sparkly, and 100% worth it.
And the best part? There's a certain time of day when the sunlight hits the table juuuust right, and BAM! The whole room is covered in beautiful sunny disco ball polka dots.
So the next time someone says "Ummm mermaids aren't really Christmas-y", blow some bubbles in their face and swim away, because nobody needs that negativity in their life.