If you're visiting from The Nester's Garland Show & Tell, welcome! Well, welcome not matter where you're visiting from. Here's the rest of the story...
The story of The Most Wonderful Garland on Earth is not quite finished. After 24 hours of blissful admiration, this happened. The horrors! Did I mention it was 6am? The clock proves it.
Here I was, enjoying a bit of quiet time before the rest of the family awoke and my beautiful garland came crashing to the ground (half of it anyway). Apparantly, I needed to use a few more 3M Command Hooks to hold that 25 pound baby up there.
But wait! There's more! To get the full effect of this picture, you need to picture me laying flat on my back in the middle of the floor (wearing my fluffy pink robe, of course). Because when I hopped up on the hearth to fix my beloved, I lost my balance, pulled down the rest of the garland and found myself flat on the floor with a wrenched back and a sprained wrist. Decorating is dangerous business. It was pure bedlam.
So I spent the next couple of hours rehanging and reassembling my beautiful garland. I think I like it better the second time! And I figured out what to do up on the mantle. You all made some wonderful suggestions but I really loved the one made by Tardevil, partly because I had all the stuff to make it happen.
The barn star was yellow. Now red. And the reindeer came from the Christmas clearance at Target last year. They were bright silver so I hit them with a coat of Kilz oil-rubbed bronze (or maybe it was brushed nickel) paint. Love them!
And you're all invited to my Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 16th. There are going to be prizes!