Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Our apartment was restored by some lovely people who care about their work, and old buildings, and their tenants, and they did quite a lovely job of picking color schemes and fixtures and in the hot, hot summer it is cool and restful and I quite like it. But at Christmas? BORING!
So when I was wandering through Joanne fabrics in early November I was looking for some nice red wrapping paper to add feature walls on either side of our fireplace. I didn't find it (sigh) but I did find...
Or rather, Santa's Beard. In fact, I found about a bajillion Santa's beards! Suddenly, I had a vision!
Wainscoting in the hallway!
Wallpaper in the dining room!
Hmmm, an entire wall in the living room might be overdoing it. Perhaps just a touch around the fireplace?
We still haven't gotten our tree, or wrapped all the presents, or baked many cookies...or, hey, CLEANED...but it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!