Before I talk about the art of understated elegance, I have to make some announcements. First of all, remember how I learned to comment back on my own blog? Well, WordPress has updated their site and made it much better. Except that now I don’t know how to comment back again. So thank you all for the nice comments on the ornament post.
Secondly, I have a draft for a post called “How to Be a Good Fall-Out Hostess”. Since the change over to the new and improved site, it has been dated as 1 January 1970. Which I guess isn’t so much an announcement as just something that I thought was a hoot. Especially since Al Gore hadn’t really invented the internet yet by 1970. What? The Al Gore joke has been over-done? And I’m beating it into the ground? Okay, sorry. Scratch the Al Gore joke.
Now, onto the art of understated elegance. PSYCH!! This is my blog! Have you people learned nothing about me by now?! If you want understated elegance, buy a magazine. Or go to Sears Grande. Motto: All our “holiday” decorations are white and/or light blue. If you want awesome, then you have come to the right place!
My most important decorations are my Nativities. I have several scattered around, but I’ll share my newest one with you.
Isn’t the red tinsel great? Someone (who will remain nameless) commented that red tinsel might not be the best choice in which to nestle the Baby Jesus. Bah humbug! The child received gold, frankincense, and myrrh as baby gifts – I’m sure He’d be all about the red tinsel!
And just in case the red tinsel was too understated for your tastes, I have my glitter critter deer and a silver aluminum tree watching over the Blessed Babe.
I really really really wanted a red aluminum tree. Turns out, I couldn’t find one. So I went with red plastic instead. Many of the ornaments are handmade and many of them are old.
You will notice Rudolph under the tree. He walks and sings while his nose blinks. The Shelbinator hearts him. She follows him around and pets him. She also helped me decorate by wiping pizza sauce on my white tablecloth.
And what home would be complete without a pick up truck ornament collection? These are special to me because my grandma bought them for me over the years. Please try not to be jealous of the awesome paint job on my walls. I’m sorry, but at this time, I am no longer accepting requests to paint homes. I am all booked up since I got the contract with the custom faux finish paint contractor here in town.
And here is evidence of my super duper Christmas ambition. I even decorated the Shelbinator in some new Christmas PJ’s. She looks like a little Who! Her hair is not greasy, just wet. It got that way because she was playing with the shower curtain while I was trying to take a shower.
On a more serious note, someone broke into my home and stole my melon baller. He or she bypassed my laptop – I’m sure because he or she enjoys reading my blog so much and did not want me to give that up. To the person who stole my melon baller: I beg you, please bring it back! It’s such a pain to drop cookies without it and it’s like pulling teeth to get me to make cookies in the first place. Thank you.
Good night, everyone! May you have sweet dreams of blue glittery deer and red tinsel.