Wednesday, 15 December 2010

First Christmas!

I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed prepping my new home for my very first Christmas in it.  I love being in charge of the decorations, and coming up with different little arrangements.  You already saw my wreath in my last entry... now here's how the rest of my apartment is looking these days.

I adore my ornaments.  I've been collecting them for several years.  I could always picture my "future" tree, even when I was living at home.  I would love to buy a white (fake) tree, during some after Christmas sales.  That would truly perfect my vision.  This year, I had to settle for borrowing my parents' old tree.  But I still think it looks lovely.  I love just sitting on my couch and looking at my tree, lit up all pretty. 

My absolute favourite would have to be this: my coffee table centrepiece.  The best part of this is that the entire arrangement (including the coffee table itself) probably cost me less than $20.  Haha.  The table is a temporary one - a LACK sidetable from Ikea (on sale for $7.99 right now! Can't go wrong).  The garland and "floral" arrangement (for lack of a better word) both hail from the dollar store.  The vase is from several seasons ago at Ikea (not sure if they still sell this.  But it was definitely less than $5 when I bought it).  And the spikey ornament, I made myself, using this tutorial from How About Orange. I love the way it looks so much, I think I'll probably keep it up through the entire winter.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
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