I also LOVE TO DECORATE!!!! I told Michael that decorating has officially become my new “Hobby” since photography is my career. And since it’s healthy to have hobbies… I see nothing wrong with wanting to redecorate the living room!! I think his response to that was a slight eye-roll. Anyway, I love to decorate and there is SO much more to decor than just some pretty pillows and a few lamps. Decorating revolves around all the same design concepts that go into creating a great image, designing a good album, etc. There needs to be balance and contrast and good lines, etc. This is all so interesting to me! But to those of you out there that could care less about decorating….this post is going to bore you and I apologize!
So last year, one month after Christmas, I was walking through Target and I “just happened” to walk down the decor aisle and found the clearance. There were so many red tags stacked one on top of the other that it was hard to tell how much these items even cost! This hurricane vase that you’re about to see was $3.99 and the original tag read $29.99! So OF COURSE I had to get it! Then the little wood chip rose bouquet was $2.99 as well so I added that to the cart. Little did I know that with these two pieces, a new rustic Christmas display was going to be born! Until THIS year, I had totally forgotten that we had a red wreath that matched the bouquet and some red beaded garland that was unused. After decorating the mantle at 2am, I was still on a roll and I found enough bits and pieces to put together this small rustic Christmas display in our living room. It’s not much, it’s tiny. However, I was proud of myself for actually using my awesome bargain finds from Target and creating something with those left behind clearance items that no one wanted!! So have a happy Wednesday and if you happen to stop by Target any time soon, be sure to checkout the clearance section… you never know what goodies you may find!!!