Christmas Master Bedroom 2016

Marian ParsonsDecorating, Holiday, Master Bedroom, My House

Friday was a productive day working at home.  I had a lot of little things I needed to catch up on and check off the to-do list and I wanted to get some more Christmas decorating done.  So, I bounced between doing things I needed to do and things I wanted to do and was able to make some nice progress in both categories.

One thing I completed was the Christmas decorating in our bedroom.  I used to only decorate the living spaces, but I’ve come to love bringing a little bit of the decor into the bedrooms as well.  I don’t go overboard, but I like adding some fresh greenery and a few decorations.

I *needed* to get our bedroom decor done, because that is where our advent calendar is!

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The advent calendar is one of my favorite Christmas decorations.  My blog friend, Ann Drake (On Sutton Place), made those mini stockings for me out of grain sack scraps I sent to her.  I think this is my third or forth  year using it and it’s definitely a keeper.

I’d love to hang it on a bannister, but the end of our bed is really the only place it’ll work in our current hom.

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I bought the clay tags off of Etsy to number each stocking.  My boys are Lego fans, so we use the Lego advent calendar each year and I just stuff each day’s present into the coordinating stocking while the boys are at school.  I don’t stuff them all in or they would peek!

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I tuck fresh greenery in the arms of the chandelier.  It’s a mess when I’m “making” it, but I just spread an old blanket over the bed to catch the needles, etc. and then shake it out when I’m done.  Surprisingly, it stays pretty neat for a few weeks as long as no one touches it!

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This year, I used pine roping (local tree farm), fir branches (free tree trimmings), seeded eucalyptus, juniper (both from Wegmans), and cedar (from my yard).  You can see a tutorial on how I create the chandelier swags HERE.

I added a little tree this year, next to the dress form.  It was a total impulse buy when I was at Wegman’s.  This one is actually a live tree that was sprayed white, but I loved how it looks so much like a feather tree.

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I kept the tree in its red plastic stand and fit it into an old galvanized mop bucket.  Pinecones hide the plastic holder, but I can easily shift them to add more water to the stand.

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As I did last year, I added some fresh greenery to the top of my wardrobe (which was an epic craigslist find!)

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And I also added some greens to the little chandelier in the corner.

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I made those little drippy candle sleeves with a glue gun and spray paint.  You can see the tutorial HERE.  (On a side note, I read the post that I just linked to and was cracking myself up.  Sometimes I forget the random things I’ve shared here over the years.)

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If you’re wondering how I photographed a mirrored wardrobe head-on, it’s because the mirrors are warped just enough that I can stand directly where the doors meet and I become invisible.  Warped mirrors aren’t very helpful when trying on clothes, but they are handy for “trick shots” like the one above.

In addition to decorating, I took some time to make some gingerbread dough on Friday, so I can make cookies and houses again this year.  Click HERE to see the ones I made last year.

 More Christmas decorating to come…



Christmas Master Bedroom 2016

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