Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wrapping paper! Is there anything it can't do?

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!