Today is December 29th, Christmas is done for the year 2010 but that doesn't mean that the decorations have come down. I thought I would just take the next couple of days to share a few Christmas decorations before the start of the New Year. So for my favorite party with Sue @ Its a Very Cherry World "Wednesday is Rednesday", here are a few red decorations used with my other favorite color aqua.
My Kitchen wreath was the usual boring green style from Michael's purchased after Christmas last year for pennies (75% off sale). I spray painted it white, is there anything you can't spray paint.....and then added red ribbon, blue ornaments and red flocked birds, all left over from prior year decorations.
The blue star shaped ornament was made from a toilet paper roll and then spray painted blue. I promise to share a tutorial on making the toilet paper ornament.
My kitchen as you will recall is aqua and red. It is hard to find that combination of colors for Christmas, so I was very excited last year when I found these little gingerbread houses, after-Christmas sale for $.19 cents each. They are adorable.
The aqua of the gingerbread houses goes nicely with my McCoy planter. The red door is just a perfect splash of red.
I must confess that I am a little sad that Christmas is over. All the anticipation that built up for the day is now just a memory, albeit a pleasant one. There were fewer gifts under the tree this year, but the house will have a much needed new washing machine, and my daughter's car has 2 new tires, a new battery and brake pads. Elizabeth knew all that we were doing for her car was her Christmas gift, but knowing my little girl is safe on the road, was actually a gift to me.
I hope that all my friends had a joyous, happy and healthy Christmas, shared with their family and friends. Here's looking to a better New Year. Please be sure to say Hi to Sue for the last Rednesday of the year 2010.
Got it at Goodwill