Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Where do you find your inspiration? The Bachman House in Minneapolis is all decked out for the holidays! Someone's blog (sorry, I don't remember which one) posted many pictures from the house, but this one caught my eye. I have a LARGE wall above my basement stairway and decided to try and do something similar to this JOY in that space...okay, let's just say "copy it"!Funny thing was, as I was literally hanging over the stairway, balancing by the tips of my toe nails against the railing and wall trying to hang it (and center it all), my 17 year old son gasped and INSISTED on helping me! (Have I mentioned before the child is a peach?!) I did say "no" initially, but then contemplating my situation and realizing his over 6' height would be an advantage, I quickly took him up on his offer! I really like the way it turned out!Not that these are "inspirational", but here are more photo's of my holiday decor, just thought up by my little old self. Hanging above the beast of a tv upstairs:I used fishing line and straight pins to stick them in the ceiling. The two narrow wood windows came from an old hotel.The monster tv sits on an old wash stand but underneath is a vintage suitcase filled with lights and greens.The birdcage sits in the dining room, filled with a beautiful poinsettia plant. I scrubbed up this old rusty chair from my garden, sprayed her with poly and filled her seat with a red poinsettia. Love her.Surprisingly, there is no "junk" on the tree, but it is sitting in a piece. I love this rusty old basket!And last but not least, I had to throw in a picture of my "JOY" hanging helper - son #2 on the left and our even taller college boy on the right. We surprised them early with their Christmas present: GB Packer tickets to last Sunday's game!
May you find the inspiration you need

and much

JOY this holiday season!

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