Micro Decorating – Christmas Edition

My mother goes all out with Christmas decorations. Imagine several trees of varying sizes (both indoors and out), a vast snowman collection, dozens of Snow Babies, lights, tinsel, and a fiber-optic tree I lovingly refer to as the “psychedelic tree.”

Part of my mom's snowman and snow baby collection

Part of my mom’s snowman and snow baby collection

mom's tree

My Grammy checking out my Mom’s tree

Now imagine growing up as the child of this holiday explosion – naturally, I have several boxes of my own Christmas decorations, carefully wrapped and kept in our storage unit. I believe I own more holiday decorations than I do yarn, and for anyone who knows me, that is saying something.

Jamie, being the amazing human she is, cleared off a windowsill, stapled clothesline to the underside of beams and stepped back to generally let me have my way with the tiny house, even though I had to whittle my collection down to what I could fit into one small cardboard box. I fully believe you can have just as much holiday spirit and fun with decorating in a tiny space as you can in a large one, as long as you have a little ingenuity and a very understanding partner.

Ornaments hung from clothesline stapled to the underside of beams

Ornaments (and mistletoe) hung from clothesline stapled to the underside of beams

Icicle lights and a candy cane made the front of our house look like a gingerbread house!

Icicle lights and a candy cane made the front of our house look like a gingerbread house!

Christmas cards taped above our bookshelves

Christmas cards taped above our bookshelves

My mini snow baby collection on the windowsill

My mini snow baby collection on the windowsill

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3 thoughts on “Micro Decorating – Christmas Edition

  1. Sweet. I have a lot of Christmas stuff too. I left a lot of it in my last apartment, because I couldn’t even give it away. I still have the important stuff, though. I purged carefully. Can hardly wait to get to my tiny cottage so I can see what fits and what has to go.

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