Monday, December 12, 2011

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

I can't believe how fast Christmas is approaching. I love this time of year and try to decorate each room and deck each hall. I do leave the decorating of Son's room and D#1's room up to them. D#2's bedroom tree is an adorable pink one with silver tinsel and I help her decorate it. I have really never decorated my bedroom, except for a little tree on my dresser. I have always had big plans in the back of my mind, but they were never carried out. So....I thought this would be the perfect year to start decorating my bedroom. I have always wanted a canopy over my bed. We do have a four poster bed but it didn't have a canopy frame. I am not sure why we didn't purchase it when we got the bed, oh well. Now I had a problem. I couldn't find a canopy frame for my bed anywhere. I did find out that my bed was discontinued. So I went back to the drawing board. Could I hang curtains from the ceiling? Or what about some sort of bracket to hang curtain rods from the ceiling? Would a clothesline type string strung from post to post work? I could use clothespins to pin the fabric on the Don't see that idea working. I finally had an epiphany. Use curtain rods. But how would that work? Dear H had the brilliant idea to link them together like Lincoln logs (on the ends). This worked like a charm. Lowe's had the perfect length, color and diameter size. I could even use the bed post finials. It took him about an hour to cut & install then. I found the perfect decorator fabric and it was on sale. It took 16 yards. About 2 1/2 yds for each panel and the rest I use for the tabs (about 1 yd). I didn't make any panels for the headboard. I thought that would have been too much fabric. I added garland, red bows, a wreath and lights to give it a Chrismasy feel. It is so festive. I think that I might change the fabric to a toile for spring and summer and just use the check in the cooler months.
Above: I have an antique red, white and cheddar quilt at the foot of my bed.

Above: Went to the antique store last week and scored these vintage ornaments. The box was full, I had already started adding them to the tree when I remembered that I needed to take a photo. This box of Shiny Brites was only $3!! These three were the "Merry Christmas" balls and the rest were colored balls.

Above: I can just imagine the sweet little old lady that carefully wrapped her ornaments in old dress pattern tissue. Each one was wrapped in it. Waste not want not.....

Above: Don't you just love the vintage graphics!

Above: My other box of Shiny Brites. Also only $3 for a full box!

Above: I love these wooden ornaments. How could I pass up these bag, it was only $1?!
I have put these on my Christmas tree that only has vintage ornaments on it. They are mostly glass and were my Grandmother's. It brings back such memories looking at this tree.
Have a great week and tomorrow I get to go caroling with D#2's school!!! Fun times indeed!!

1 comment:

  1. LOve, love, love the bed!! Now tell DH to come spruce up my house with some of his skills and you too! Or could I just stay in your room for a week adn pretend its a B&B? The shiny brites are so cute too! Love to you!


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