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Diana Decorates: Holiday Sideboard

28 November 2010 3 Comments

I have a confession to make.  I’ve been preparing for Christmas since October 31st.  That’s right.  I started making Christmas decorations on Halloween.  Feel free to stop reading now.  I know, that’s annoying.  And to make matters worse I failed at containing my Christmas cheer until after American Thanksgiving – which I have been told (very seriously by Andrew) is the standard in putting up Christmas themed decor.  I couldn’t do it.  So while all of my neighbors to the south were giving thanks, I was trimming the tree, drinking hot chocolate and watching The Santa Clause 2!

Since I decided to hand make a few decorations for my Christmas tree I had an abundance of pretty ornaments that I just couldn’t stand to let sit in the box this year.  Digging through them was fun. Putting them on display in a way that I hadn’t before was a challenge but, if I do say so myself, the results are beautiful!

I present to you my holiday side board.  Which is really just the desk that I usually use as a sofa table, re positioned in the dining room.

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I’m really happy with the cake stands I picked up from Homesense.  They seem to make whatever you put in them look special and whimsical, and best of all they can be used all year long.  They cost $12.99 $9.99 and $7.99. Not bad.

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And here are a few at night.  Doesn’t it look romantic?  In case you were wondering – those “snow balls” are just a few of the hand made ornaments I made this year.  Stay tuned for an instructional post.

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So there you have it!  A simply beautiful holiday sideboard.  And it was pretty affordable too!  I purchased the cake stands, but everything else I already had or made myself!

Have any of you started putting up your Christmas decorations yet?

I can’t be alone.  There is snow on the ground here.  If that doesn’t get you in the mood for the holidays I don’t know what will.



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