Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas is coming!

So I began just a bit early this year. I took down the Halloween ceiling and up with the Winter white ceiling. This ceiling is over my dining room table. It changes with the season, holiday, event, etc.
I can't wait for Christmas this year. I am usually just ragged by the time the 25th hits. I pledge not to let myself do that to myself. I will plan things better so that I may enjoy the season more.
I try so hard to stay away from the malls and find quaint shops to spend my money. I plan to make a few gifts. Massage oils and cupcakes. Gorge then lube up! I can't wait to design the label for the oil. And a few art pieces for my oldest daughter Elisabeth.
Got my husband one of those turntables that have a USB thingy to plug into the computer so he can begin to take all his albums and make CDs or direct to his IPOD and there is a program with an equalizer dodad. Can you tell I don't know much about of this stuff??!! So here comes the King Crimson, Marillion, etc. etc. CDs. We don't listen to much of the same music....he is still trying to get me to appreciate his. He's a musician so he so analyzes everthing he listens to. I just like to have fun and not think about it too much.


One Crabapple said...

This ceiling business is amazing. Quite wonderful. Will you come do that to my living room too ?

And how is your PLEDGE coming along ? I hope you are sticking to it and not missing a second of the happy parts of Christmas then.

Gifting ? Oil label ? Show and tell -show and tell !


Jill said...

How did you cover the ceiling in branches? It's AMAZING?

Kathrine said...

Hi Jill, Thank you so much! I don't have access to your info so I hope you see this post!

We screwed in small hooks on the...oh for the life of me I can't think of what it's called!! It's baseboard but between the ceiling & wall. Argh! Anyway we then spiderwebbed fishing line all over then layered the branches & lights. We have it over our bed as well. I love twinkle lights.

Jill said...

Thank you so much. I'm an event planner always looking for new ideas and have never used branches on the ceiling before, but have often use twinkle lights, fabric, and shapes in a similar manor.

Do you remember how many hours it took to get it all up?

Kathrine said...

Hi Jill, I think it took us about 2 hours with a few beers in between. Ha. It is really beautiful and romantic having dinner below lite branches not to mention above your bed.

Are you a local event planner? I am in Tacoma, Wa.

Jill said...

Yeah, but I'm local to the Salem/Keizer area and occasionally Eugene and Portland. So I'm a few hours South in Oregon.

I love your decoration ideas though, they look amazing! I'll keep checking back. I hope you get paid somewhere for your creativity. ;)