Friday, December 9, 2011

Holiday decorating

I don't normally get into decorating for the holidays. By the time I realize I should do it, the holidays are over. But! This year I actually made something. Inspired by this blogger, I created a snowflake curtain for the kitchen window. I am putting "install the light fixture I bought two and half years ago above the sink" and "finish painting the window trim" at the top of my to-do list because they are really dragging down this scene.

The morning light shining through them makes me happy. Since this is over the kitchen sink, thus subject to steam, I hit them with spray starch and a warm iron, pressed between sheets of parchment. They are a little sturdier as a result.

And disco Jesus and his aluminum tree have made their triumphant return.

That's it, that's all I got. Laura's doing a much prettier things over on her blog. But this makes up for the fact that we don't have a wreath or a tree, right?


  1. The tiny aluminum tree is a tree, right? Done!

  2. Nice the shadows they cast!

  3. That's a great idea! My sister-in-law did something similar with black paper cutouts on the staircase to make it look like a long shadow. It was so cool.

  4. LOVE the snowflake should do the same thing at Halloween with black bat shapes. I did it one year and couldn't stop giggling every time I saw them...