Sunday, November 22, 2009

(almost) ready for xmas

last weekend,
went to the flower market to get xmas decorations....
didn't get too many this year as i want to keep things simple and neat....





....  a long strand of artifical pine garland...
it is 9 ft long... somotu was scared when i showed it to him!  hahaha.....


i picked a plain one as i always think the shimmering, the silver, the gold ones are a bit too fake...
....  i also got stems of berries which i then took them apart and added them to the garland randomly....







here's where i have placed them...  above the TV, almost near the ceiling
i have never thought of using this particular space for decoration before...
i think it turned out to be quite alright...
it reminds me of those fireplaces, with xmas stockings, etc....
though somotu still gave me that "look"...







i put some of the berries here.... 















....a xmas wreath...
i was eyeing another one at the shop...
the other one was made with red berries, no greens...
it was very nice but a bit too pricey,
so i got this plain one with pine cones instead...
i then added berries and a velvety red ribbon for a bit of color and warmth....







and some xmas flowers...
these are artificial ones....
as i don't have a "green hand"....
plants under my care tend to say bye-bye very soon...
think i am better off getting artificial ones.... 



one day,
if our house is big enough,
i would love to get a real xmas tree...
a 6 ft one.... then decorate it while listening to xmas songs....
one day....



anyway,
the next thing to think about is
getting xmas presents....
a not so easy task...
especially getting presents for the men!
like somotu, my dad and my brother...
i always get things like wallets, belts, sweater, etc...  which is getting boring
and i don't know the electronic gadgets well enough...
.... hmmm... scratching my head ....

6 comments:

ar sa said...

i like the wreath. even if you hvae anything in house, you have that wreath, its already xmas enough.=]

do u know mrs kingman? she used to have real xmas trees every year. its really so so so nice.

joanna said...

that's great!!

can we come visit this x'mas!?? ^^

ashlee 魚 said...

wa.. you are faster than me !!!!

i am still in the preparation mode now.

like your arrangement above the TV a lot :P

aileen ♥ motu said...

arsa ~ i have some recollection of mrs. kingman but very vague.... i am getting old la!!!!!! btw, should i pick up the wooden ruler at billie's shop or on dec 6th?

joanna ~ of course!!!!

ashlee ~ but mine are very quickly done... not as nice as the ones you make... ^_^

ar sa said...

dec 6 will be better=p
r u coming?

aileen ♥ motu said...

yes yes... i'm coming... see u there