Thursday, December 30, 2010

I tried, I really did....

To put up a garland around the interior arch in my entrance hall. We hung the exterior garland early in December and it was not easy. Next year I will hang a thicker garland on the exterior arch, even though this was the deluxe garland. Perhaps a different source will help.

If you will remember, I was inspired by this beautiful photograph of an interior front door arch hung with thick amazing garland . I bought all the piece parts of the garland and got ready to hang it - with the help of my mechanical engineer - my husband. He took one look at what we were attempting to hang and said there would be too many nail holes in the woodwork, and I had to agree - so no hanging the garland inside the front door. Sigh...

Instead I took all of the parts and reworked my mantel, which had dried up anyway. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year! See you in 2011.

Some Christmas 2010 memories from my humble abode....


  1. Don't worry, my dear! You've done a lovely job on the interior...very cozy, love the fireplace vignette...much nicer than any thing I did!

  2. Architects should think of garland hanging shouldn't they? At least they should from now on. On our stacked stone we used pencil sized bamboo sticks stuck in to florist putty in the cracks as hangers.

  3. still gorgeous! Happy New Year, Helen

  4. But at least you tried! Love all the variations of the garland decorations, very creative. My favorite is the one on the staircase, looks great against the wood and black/white flooring! Thanks for sharing and all the best for the new year :)

  5. Hi Helen, Love your home and your decorations.....the dining table is gorgeous and your tree and mantle are perfect. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Girrrl, that's what spacking compound is for. Drive those nails, hang that garland inside the arch, come back a month later and fill those nail holes, touch up that paint, give your house the past-life of an historic property rather than preserving forever the builder's last coat of paint! Oh yeahhhh!