Alright, friends. Here’s the deal: I am very aware that it is less than a week from Christmas and that you are finished decorating and crafting and are now in crazed gift buying and cooking and cleaning for guests who will be arriving soon mode. HOWEVER, there are a couple of things I want to share with you still because I bought the supplies THIS SEASON, and those supplies will be on CLEARANCE next week—-if they aren’t already!!—-so if you want to create them yourself in the future now is the time to buy!! So look for a few more original tutorial posts and ideas for me, even though it’s late in the season. I apologize for not posting them sooner. It’s been a busy and strange month. So here we go: my Christmas plate wall! I am in LOVE.
I got the idea for making a Halloween plate wall from my girl Jen at Tatertots & Jello. However, I didn’t get around to creating my Halloween plate wall until the day after Halloween. Yes, you read that correctly. I really need to work on my organizational skills. To say the least.
Anyway….my dad doesn’t care a bit about Halloween (we are currently living with him to save some money) but when he saw my Halloween plate wall (which you will be seeing next fall) he requested that I create a Christmas one and offered to pay for it so that he could keep it when we left. FINE BY ME!!
I recently helped my dad supervise and plan a major kitchen/main floor reno and I totally redecorated the main floor for him. Let’s call it rent. Although, as the FOURTH repairman who came to fix our brand new induction cooktop said, “Man, that is a tough way to pay rent! Not worth it if you ask me!” Haha. I laughed and laughed when he said it, but the truth is that we are very happy here. I can’t wait to share all of the renovations and room makeovers with you! That is what is primarily on the agenda for January, so stay tuned!
When we were redecorating I hadn’t a clue what to do with the nook of the curving staircase. My mom had a huge peach flower arrangement there. Yeah, that had to GO! I was puzzling and puzzling over it when my friend Megan from Balancing Home suggested a plate wall there. I miraculously convinced my dad, and now we both love it! You will see the year-round plate wall in January, but today let’s talk Christmas plates. I will show you a few pics, then tell you where I got them and end with a few more pics. Because I just can’t narrow the pics down!
I hope you enjoy, and be sure to come back tomorrow to see how I quickly and simply redid my mom’s front door wreaths using supplies from Target that are THIS season (again…shop them clearance!!), and a full home tour of our Christmas decor on Sunday. I know it’s late in the season to share, but I just didn’t get around to it before now. Here we go!
Alright, let’s talk purchasing! I bought every plate on this wall this season other than one that belonged to my mom, but I was able to figure out where that plate came from for you, and I will link to where you can find it below. (Mostly eBay.)
Here is the plate that was my mom’s: a Waechterbasch Christmas Tree Plate. It can be found HERE.
Now a closer look at the marvelously glittery table in front of it. All of these items are new this season as well, because we didn’t have a table in this spot before this year.
Bottle brush tree from World Market, round glitter candle and lace doilies from JoAnn’s, Merry Christmas tape from Target, gorgeous fresh ranuculus flowers from The Bouqs, frame from Pier 1 Imports.
Trees from World Market, Glittering Reindeer from Target, white decorative vase from Walmart.
Fake holly berries from JoAnn’s, frames from Pier 1 Imports. Reindeer Face the Elf just snuck in there. 😉 Funky glittered candle from JoAnn’s.
If you decide to create your own Christmas plate wall please be sure to share a picture with me next year! 🙂 See you tomorrow for another quick and easy idea that you can buy supplies for next week on clearance!