The decorating begins!Posted: December 4, 2013
Christmas Kitsch started coming out of storage yesterday morning while I was waiting for the Verizon guy to install FIOS. There’s not a single dish or tablecloth in the lot!
First up, a crazy eyed Santa on a tray.
It’s part of a trio. They’re displayed on my custom painted parquet floor in our TV/computer room. When they’re not posing on the floor they make great TV dinner trays for guys who like to eat while watching football.
One of my favorite decorations is a candle made from Styrofoam egg cartons with a fur flame. The “naughty” side of me daydreams about collecting egg cartons and making lots of these for Christmas gifts. The “nice” part of me leaves that idea as a pure idea. I’m sure everyone will thank me for abstaining!
Number two tacky favorite is a Santa made from a Clorox bottle, pompoms, pipe cleaners and dry cleaning bags. I’m amazed he survived the thrift store culling process in the first place. The cashier actually gave him to me for free. How cool is that? Want a tutorial on how to recreate him? 🙂
Then there are Mirostar candelabras with faded foil leaves. My heart goes pittypat over this foil stuff. I’d decorate the entire house in vintage foil if I had to narrow it down to one theme. But I don’t. So there.
And a Mirostar tabletop tree. I’m sad that it’s balding. The tinsel trimming is made out of a plastic that has gone brittle. It’s breaking off bit by bit. It still looks wonderful to me. Maybe this year I’ll switch out the bulbs to an assortment of colors and add some more ornaments to fill in the gaps.
And this is just the beginning. So much more to come. How much decorating have you done? What do you love to put out for Christmas?