A couple years back, I blogged about crashing my mother’s house to share some of her Christmas decor. And this year, I thought she really outdid herself! You did mom. Really.
Anyhoo…something you need to know is that my mother is a music teacher. She teaches private flute, piano and voice lessons out of her home so she really wanted to do something fun for the kids. That is why this year she choose crazy pink, lime and turquoise ornaments to adorn her front door wreath. The oversized ornaments are so fun, right? And I love those magenta snowflakes….they add such great texture.
Once you get inside, the first thing you see is her matching crazy fun foyer tree.
It’s covered from head to trunk with swirly pipe cleaners and every fun random ornament known to mankind. But since the students are usually only in her music room (or passing through the foyer to get to it), this is the perfect spot to spice up the christmas spirit on the way to the lessons.
Of course, her decor is different once you get into the main part of her house. This year’s tree was a mix of silvery and sparkly. I like to call it “Icy Sea Songs”. Try saying that ten times fast.
Her ornaments were silver and white balls mixed with glittery sand dollars, tear drops, and a tulle sash that runs throughout the tree.
She also stashed some oversized mercury glass ornaments in between the branches. And you know how much I love the little white birds with the floofy feather tail!
Mom also added her own silvery touches (that really tell alot about her passion for music)….like the mini cherub playing the….um…what is that? Is that a banjo?
And then there is also a big guitar stuck in there too.
Plus, she has a couple silver toned horns that are flanking the tree. Is it just me, or do you imagine a couple Ricola guys standing by the tree saying “KRIIIIIS KRINGLE!”. oh. I see. It’s just me then I guess.
The rest of her room is just smattered with silvery tableaus that support the icy sea song theme.
I just gotta say…I was at Target with my mom last year after Christmas when she found these birds…and literally I am still shooting myself in the foot for not finding them first. Granted – I only shoot it with a rubber band…but after a while, that stings.
Her mantle. Yes…she painted the picture herself. She dabbles. For fun. And mom changes things constantly so I never know what dabbled piece will be up there next. My favorite part of her mantlescape is that tarnished looking urn filled with silver ornaments. Looks sooo rich but in a totally not-trying-too-hard kinda way.
Okay…but my favorite part of her room is this coffee table masterpiece. She combined a tray, some silvery trees, ornaments, and a bit of sealife for a stunning sea-inspired christmas tableau.
I love the cheap faux pearl necklace draped over the coral. Looks like the sea just spit out Christmas presents for Audrey Hepburn.
Isn’t it beautiful? And yet somehow it is christmas-y enough to be appropriate during this festive time of year.
So there you have it – some Little Debbie (yeah…I call my mother by her rapper nickname here on dee blog) christmas decor workmanship. Anyone else drooling over the silver color scheme? Maybe you love those glittery sanddollars? Or how bout how simple and stunning the coral pearl combo is? Or perhaps you like the fun wreath and foyer mini tree better? Anyone else like my ma and take it as a personal mission to change the christmas theme on your tree each year? What is your name for it this year? Mine is called “Similar to Last Year”