I’m Dreaming of a Red Christmas

It’s bizarre. Ever since I got married, it’s as if I proved to myself once and for all that I am a grown up, and now my interests and aesthetic are free to become childish once again.

For instance, on my honeymoon while laying on the beach, all I wanted was a Saved By the Bell marathon session; the season where they work at a resort during summer vacation… Oh, the bliss of high school! I wanted Tristan to watch the marathon with me, of course.

During UW Husky season this fall, I would try to guess which fans were still students, and fantasize about what they were doing after the game – is there some sort of mixer? Do you have a cute little final you’re stressed out about? YOUR LIFE IS SO EASY. I miss those days (in that moment, I did, anyway).

Now a few months later, I’ve decided sacrifice my grown-up, candle-centric muted Parisian Christmas decor palette and add some fun red! Just last year, I swore off red forever, or something dramatic like that. Here’s what my last year’s decor looked like (sorry, a bit blurry):

Old Decor 2

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Old Decor

As I type this, an episode of Sex and The City is on, and Samantha just goes, “Women with candles have replaced women with cats.” HA! That was me. But I still have a candle addiction so I don’t think it was just single person behavior. Anyways. Back to RED.

I’m thinking that the best way to integrate a new color without breaking the bank (a real possibility) is to do red Christmas pillows, add a few (red) candles, replace some of the wall art with some DIY red art, and make a red word sign for the tree – you know, those ones that say Tis The Season or something jolly.

Won’t you join me as I perk up our apartment with some RED this Christmas?

-t&T

T&T

4 comments

  1. I also added Red to my holiday decor this year! And kept it on a budget. We painted old, clean wine bottles red, pearl and gold. Designs varied from stripes, solids, polka dots and textures. I also picked up ornaments from the dollar tree and a few decorative “sprays.” I put the sprays in some of the wine bottles. I put the assortment of ornaments, along with pine cones, in different vases. I also strategically placed all of the extra ornaments and pine cones with my bottle clusters.

    Everything came in under $35!

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