When it comes to styling / decorating, I am really, really low key. My time in New York has done it to me. Time & money are just so very, very precious in this town & I have learned it's better to hang on to both.....so.....I have paired down, by choice, & live very simply (it's actually quite liberating!)
And this is why we have in this house what my husband calls "Mara Decorations" :) They are typically decorations that cost about 50 cents and can be set up in very little time. For example, that ribbon tree, above, I taped to the door in the 5 minutes before guests were arriving. I usually just grab some materials that are hanging around the house (or ones that I got nearly for free) & figure out what I can do with them in a hurry. (Though, I guess the two wreaths, below, don't fit into that category as I actually paid money for them from Ikea).
Naturally, being low-key & all, most of my "Mara Decorations" from over the years are not pictured here because they are still in the basement storage room. Oops. I guess I'll have something new to post next Christmas, cause we're missing several good ones. :) Plus, if I can get my hands on the perfect mixed bow bag at my local 99-cent store, I may make my stick-on bow tree even larger next year. 99-cent store, I'll be paying you a visit...if I happen to cross paths with you, that is....:)
Happy Christmas Week!
P.S. LOVED the thoughts coming in from yesterday's post. There's so much more to talk about! :) That post was originally much longer and I split it into two (always trying to shorten my long-winded posts!) The other half was going to be posted soon and may explain a bit more where I was going with the idea. And now you've prompted me to add a bit more to it. Ha! Tricky stuff to write about! Anyway, Thanks for the great conversation. Obviously, I love talking about marriage!! :) [Btw, Danny is writing some replies to some comments on that post now. Always melt when he's over there writing away.]