Holiday Decor


This week, on top of everything else, I had this obsession to put together and "Thanksgiving Tree." Pretty much a tree with leaves that say what we are thankful for. Since a few people asked, I thought I would share the final outcome....

Of course, I ended up with a "thankful wreath" as well... 

And when Zoë wrote that she's thankful for "family," my heart melted



I totally forgot about the "sign" I bought early in October at TJ MAXX. Love that I thought so far in advance.

It's a mod holiday

EEKKKKK!! That was a squeal of excitement as some of my holiday decor has been featured on The Design File

As you may know, we are about to embark on the "de-grandmafication" of our 1957 "atomic ranch" style house. Not a full remodel .. more like a make-over to really bring out the utter coolness of this little house that has been in Jason's family for 50+ years. One of the coolest things about this house is that every member of his family has amazing memories of this house, and of his Grandma who lived here since 1960-something. Of course, over time and age, some styles have fallen out of mode, but lucky as we are to be able to continue raising little Avants here, a lot of it is now back in fashion and almost, dare I say *hot*, in the MCM (mid-century modern) world. WHO KNEW?!

Of course, with some direction from my dear friend Maria J, I threw myself head-first into obsessing over what to do to this place to make it UBER COOL and really bring out it's unique features. That's how I found Baz over at Atomic Indy, a place I go regularly for inspiration. Since we are currently stuck on phase one, floors.. this is going to take a while. So I threw myself into something I could create at this moment... the holiday decor. I've already posted pictures here and there of some of my items, and when Baz asked for fans of his facebook page to post some pictures of what they are doing in their old 40-50 YO houses, I was thrilled to share my crafty-crap. Which lead me to the The Design File... and here we are. Oh, the wonders of social media. 

My crowning achievement of my Holiday Decor - my "gingerbread" house replica of our little abode - has yet to be seen. While its soooooflipppiiinnnncute, it's needs a little something before I'm ready to share it with the world. So check back later for it's debut.

In the meantime, head over to The Design File and look around over there for great ideas, tips and articles on MCM design!