Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sentimental Christmas & Mood Lighting

My daughter asked me the other day if I had ever been kissed under the mistletoe. I replied that I had, and she said, "I bet millions of times!" I don't know what kind of girl she thinks I was in my single life! Now, I reserve mistletoe kisses for my husband only! (Maybe a kiss on the cheek for my kids!) I thought I would take it a step further, and hang our very own mistletoe over our bed!

So, I got a bunch of mistletoe at the dollar store - complete with red ribbon and gold bells which I promptly removed. I bought ribbon and tulle to match our room, tied it all together, and hung it above the bed. There you have it. A little Christmas romance in the bedroom, for not a lot of money!

This next idea has been brewing for months! I wanted to do a sentimental tree in our bedroom. Did I mention Christmas lights are very romantic? Who am I kidding... I'm 8 months pregnant, and exhausted! At least I am trying - right? I try to do a sentimental or romantic gift for my husband every year, and this year was no exception. I just decided to stick with the sentimental ;)

I thought I was buying a white tree, but when I opened the box, it was silver. I actually don't mind it, and it works well with the bedside lamps. These photos make my bedroom look like it is painted a dusty rose, but it is actually more of a purple. Maybe I will post a bedroom before and after reveal.

The thing that makes this tree sentimental, is that I have thirteen framed photos of us on it. One for every year we have known each other. I had tons of fun looking through the old photos. I plan to add to it every year, and hope it will someday be a keepsake for our kids or grand kids. The day I set it up and my husband came home and saw it he really liked it! I don't think he would have if it were not for the photos. He probably would have just thought it was a waste of money. Would I ever waste money??? Well, maybe. We had fun looking at our old photo memories together. The kids have liked it as well.

This is a photo of us on our honeymoon in 1999!

What do you do to make Christmas special for your significant other?

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Wendy said...

Leave it to you... :)

Candy McCall said...

LOVE the mistletoe! Your tree turned out beautifully. The silver is great!
Since we weren't home enough this month, I saved my frames to do for Valentines. I need to find a cute tree to hang them on that's not pine.

Rebecca Neville said...

Your room is sooooo super pretty! love it!

Rebecca Neville said...

Your room is sooooo super pretty! love it!

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