While I finally finished decorating awhile ago, I hadn’t felt up to photographing, especially since the living room had become a bit of a sick bay for me, complete with blankets, humidifier and mug of tea, Jamba Juice, bottles of Gatorade, and a massive pile of DVDs. But I’ve been feeling better, and as December has arrived, I felt it time to share some of our holiday decor.
The ceramic Mary in the last picture is a new addition, and I adore her to no end. I’m tempted to leave her up year-round. You may have noticed there are quite a number of odd little reindeer. I’m obsessed with these little guys. Most were made by Japanese company Dakin, who created the Dream Pets, a line of kooky looking animals made of velveteen and filled with sawdust. But of course knock-offs surfaced over the years as they became more and more popular. The reindeer are by and far my favorite, and I lovingly call them my “demented reindeer collection”. The current tally is 31.
Like previous years, we managed to get four aluminum trees up! Though two are small, one-footer trees. Our two larger trees are entirely decorated with space themed ornaments, with images of stars and planets on them, and even a few with atoms!
This year took what seemed to be an awfully long time to decorate! I think it was a combination of a new space and being sick. But we eventually found home for everything! Though I won’t be surprised if in our Christmas shopping I come across more festive decor that will be added! Additionally this is the first time Patrick and I have had a fireplace! So we need to get ourselves stockings!
Have you decorated for Christmas yet?
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13 comments on “Merry Kitschmas!”
I’m moving in a few weeks so no decorating but I adore your aluminum trees! I’m a big fan of live trees but those are just too cute!
Oh gosh we have so much in common its insane! I love everything esp all your dvds hehe I think its important to have fun with each season that comes and holidays and occasions that come as well. If not they can just become boring and a drag. I find decorating physically challenging for me but I did it a bit at a time. The kiddies are starting to join in the helping so that has been pretty awesome. Yay for that haha xox
Love it! I just want to spend a couple of hours in your home looking at all of your cute stuff.
I have a bit more to do but the home is mostly decorated.
Oh, your home is a wonderful Christmas grotto! It looks fabulous, so festive and heart-warming xx
Oh my, I absolutely ADORE your décor! As you probably already know, I am enamoured with your aluminum trees! If you ever want to let one in your collection go, I would be more than happy to give it a new home heheh 😊 And those reindeer are absolutely adorable – you have spectacular taste, my dear. Glad to hear you are feeling better as well!
Many years of working clothing retail full time has permanently made me a bit of a scrooge when it comes to Christmas. Next weekend I’ll put up the tree and a minimal amount of decorations around the kitchen and living room and they come down before New Years.
I hope the Christmas spirit returns to me one day…lol
Your house looks great! I really like the reindeer.
I absolutely adore all you Christmas kitsch. The reindeer are adorable, I wish I had a collection like this. Maybe some day when the budget isn’t so tight. I’m decorating today and find you décor to be a great inspiration. Thank you for sharing and glad you are feeling better.
She Knits in Pearls
ADORE it all, that lamp! The little deers and fairies with the big bows, so cute!
I always love your Christmas decorations… the aluminum trees are so fabulous! I remember my grandma having one (my aunt has it now) and your posts always make me want to track down one of my own. I agree about your new Mary figurine, she is gorgeous!
Your holiday decor is so fabulously fun and cheerful. I love it all to bits – very much including the vintage Virgin Mary. She looks especially lovely when created in such a strikingly mid-century style. And how cool is it that your reindeer collection now total 31 – one for each day of December.
I love your demented reindeer! I have a couple of vintage christmas ornaments, but kick myself every year for letting my mother throw *loads* out – when I was growing up we had loads of those “glitter stick on” glass baubles, as well as some of those ones that have a concave bit on them. Sadly, replacements are hard to come by – or expensive when I do.
We don’t decorate at home until closer to christmas, though my desk at work has been decorated since Monday, I figure as we spend so much time out of the house there’s not a whole lot of point until we can enjoy it a little more.
Gosh I love your vintage Christmas decor so, so much! There are a lot of other things I’d do if we didn’t have a curious cat (for example we’ve been tree-less for quite some). So I will live vicariously through some of your awesome decorations!