I'm not going to lie. I am kind of a grinch when it comes to Halloween and even Thanksgiving. Don't get me wrong, I love seeing family and eating free candy and delicious food. And then in turn wearing stretchy pants for 4 days. But overall, they're both kind of lame holidays and Arizona doesn't even have fall foliage so it's hard to get in the spirit. In fact, I like to pretend that the calendar goes from October 31st to December 1st with a large meal somewhere in between.
The one thing that is consistent throughout both months though is the slew of guests we get. To get ready, I like to do my yearly cleaning so it appears like I'm a good housekeeper instead of the hoarder I actually am. I also like to hit up my local antique stores for a few updates for those empty walls.
I went into to The Antique Plaza on Main St in Mesa and found an antique army truck and frameless mirror. You can check them out Here. Then I ransacked my stash of decorations under the bed and came up with this little configuration. I love how when you decorate with antiques, you can walk into any antique store in the world and find something that would compliment what you already have.
I pulled a pine dresser out of my bedroom to add a little warmth and made the little pom pom garland. I added a few fake tree branches from Hobby Lobby to the metal truck and called it a day. The dark gray paint on the door is called "Anonymous" from Behr and the wreath is from Home Goods. I swiped the gold frame from my Moms garage last time I saw her. Possession is 9/10ths of the law right???
Christmas in the entry and living room
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