Mr. Mary Kay and I took a quick trip down to Tybee last week to get The Breeze Inn decorated for our Christmas guests. We don’t overload the house because it’s small, and we want to keep it uncluttered, but each year I try to come up with a Blue Christmas-y look. This year we added the wreath to the rattan mirror above the chest, and I piled some estate sale aqua glass balls in a mercury glass bowl.
I picked up a four-foot pre-lit tree at Target along with all these trimmings, and was thrilled with how nice it looks. I topped it with a glittery hot pink star. Found a box of 50 blue, aqua and silver ornaments, and added it, along with some strings of hot-pink beads.All the ornaments are actually plastic, although they look like glass, so if one gets dropped, no heartache for our guests. The tree sits on a rattan table in front of the bookshelves in the living room. I wrapped a piece of vintage lime-flowered barkcloth around the plastic base of the tree.
I scored this vintage white bike at Scott’s antique market last summer, and then wrapped the frame with blinking white mini-lights. That was the most time-consuming chore of the week. Mr.Mary Kay is in charge of lights and the faux evergreen garland. He did a great job, don’t you think?
The nice part about our decorations is that after the holidays, they can all be popped in a big bin and stored in the attic until next year. Now, I just have to get our house in Atlanta decorated. Mr. MKA is way ahead of me. The outside lights are up, the tree is in the house and lit up, now the rest of it is up to me. Stay tuned for pix of our Blue Christmas coming later this week–along with a very cool contest.