Back home in NC I used to get a bit Christmas crazy. I'd have a Christmas tree down stairs and one in the bed room. Gasp! Yep, in the bed room.
Now I'm just lucky to fit a bed in the bed room.
Four years ago Lee and I moved to New York with no jobs. Probably not a good idea. So that first year Christmas had to be done but it had to be done on a budget. So where to go you ask!?! China Town of course.
We bought everything for the tree for somewhere around the $30 price tag. We have dragons, lanterns, scary mask face man, fish wind socks, fans and a butter fly to top it off.
|Merry Christmas Tree 2012|
|Close up of Scary Mask Face man and fish wind sock|
|Oh yeah I threw some disco balls in there for kicks|
|Mike Duggin's painting looks over everything to be sure all is well.|
Due to the room we have in the apartment or lack there of, I keep most everything else simple.
|Simple tinsel from the dollar store (where nothing actually is a dollar) decorates the doorways|
|Another dollar store find. Total of $7|
|I got these great glitter bows at same said dollar store and I put them on the corners of some of the art work around the house.|
|Same glitter bow adorns my owl lamp|
Presents can not go on the floor around the tree here in the O'Brien house. We have a beast of a dog named Elvira that is a gift destroyer. You can ask my friend Eddie Draughn about that. So All the gifts must go up and away from little dog lips.
|This year I used pale blue and green paper with zebra and snake skin paper accents. I like using rolls of tulle for my bows. You get a lot of bang for the buck.|
|A chalk ware puppy peaks out from the gifts. It was a gift from my cuz Emily.|
|I like to have fresh flowers for the holidays. I'm no flower arranger but as long as they're alive I'm happy.|