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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas at my old house.

Christmas 2003:  Living Room

Since there continues to be a drought of new subject matter, I thought it would be fun to post some old photos. Okay, not really old, just from five years ago - 2003 to be exact. Hey, for me a lot has happened since then.

Christmas 2003: Our tree.

Sometimes I miss decorating cottage style. I have a split personality when it comes to decorating - part of me likes country/vintage/retro/cutesy style while the other part likes colonial/graphic arts/clean lines/Pottery Barn style. Am I making any sense? Probably not - why would a person with two personalities make sense?

Christmas 2003:  Shiny Brite Ornaments.

I decided to retire the Shiny Brights after Lauren learned how to walk. Too sparkly, too tempting, too breakable. I do miss them. Mark my words, they will make a come back on our tree someday.

Christmas 2003: Mantle.

We always used real greenery on our mantle. It was a horrible mess to clean up after the holidays, but it was worth it.

Christmas 2003:  Cottages

These little paper cottages are my favorite things.

Christmas 2003:  Wreath

The wreath above our mantle was decorated with random things - bottle brush tail birds, more paper cottages, ornaments from my father's childhood, a skeleton key and even a funky tea spoon.

Christmas 2003: Daisy and Depression Glass.

Here's a spry four year-old Daisy posing with the Depression Glass. To those of you who visit our house - the blue bubble glass is back in the cabinet. I gave up on the Butterprint Pyrex.

Christmas 2003:  Me & Spud.

And lastly, here is the 2003 version of me. Young, carefree...and blonde.


Melissa said...

M- I share your split personality on decorating style. As I attempt to sell my country/colonial furniture to get a sassy contemporary look.
No fear, it is another wonderful part of our "ying to my yang" friendship, sisterhood and being a Gemini!

No matter what style or color hair you have, you rock- say, like Joan Jett!!
xo M2

ellen said...

I completely have split personality decorating disorder. This is particularly evident during the holidays -- our Christmas tree bears the brunt of it. Part of me wants a cohesive, semi-monochromatic look -- the other part of me wants to recreate the Christmas tree of my childhood, full of a huge variety of different ornaments.

I'm simultaneously drawn to sleek, contemporary, shiny AND colorful, funny, cutesy.

Sometimes you just have to go with it ;o)