Wayne and I spent some time in Germany this past December, and I found myself delighted with the half-timbered buildings.
More about that below, but I need to change the subject for just a moment...
After the Christmas decor has been put away and the house feels a bit forlorn,
I enjoy getting out my winter decorations.
|Little thrift store skiers |
look like my husband and me,
after I painted them with the
appropriate beard/hair colors.
Here we are, skiing through the woods!
|The piano top gets some |
(buy a thrift-store sweater and cut off the sleeves)
and the Hobby Lobby lamp gets a cashmere
"slipcover" on the shade (you guessed it,
a thrift-store sweater cut down).
A closer look...
|A sweater pillow on the chair and a |
vintage green wicker laundry basket
of pinecones atop the armoire I painted.
Now, back to those lovely houses in Germany.
This year, I decided to make my own little village of half-timbered buildings and put them on a large grapevine wreath I found at (where else?) the thrift store.
The wreath has little twinkling lights on it, which you can barely see in the picture below.
I'll probably add a few more trees, and maybe another building or two, but it's finished for now, and I have my own little European village, hanging in my winter-cozy living room.
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